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Table 2 Pattern matrix of loadings score with oblique (oblimin) rotation (N = 209)

From: Development and initial validation of an instrument to measure novice nurses’ perceived ability to provide care in acute situations – PCAS

ItemFactor 1Factor 2Factor 3
1. I worry about providing care in acute situations0.750.02−0.11
2. I trust my ability to provide care in acute situations0.740.01−0.07
3. I have sufficient knowledge to provide care in acute situations0.620.050.03
4. I estimate my general ability to provide care in acute situations0.730.000.02
5. I estimate my ability to manage the demands that I place upon myself in acute situations0.800.090.07
6. I estimate my ability to manage demands from my colleagues in acute situations0.68−0.04−0.04
7. I estimate my ability to independently determine necessary actions in acute situations0.620.120.07
8. I estimate my ability to independently prioritise between actions in acute situations0.570.140.02
12. I estimate my ability to independently lead bedside care in acute situations0.550.150.09
16. I estimate my ability to understand the individual patient’s medical needs in acute situations0.460.090.18
9. I estimate my ability to take instructions over the telephone in acute situations−0.060.940.01
10. I estimate my ability to carry out instructions that I have received over the phone in acute situations0.040.83−0.04
11. I estimate my ability to receive instructions from an attending doctor in acute situations0.170.650.02
13. I estimate my ability to report a patient’s condition to a nurse in an acute situation0.230.490.18
14. I estimate my ability to make patients participate in acute situations−0.100.040.84
15. I estimate my ability to understand the individual patient’s care needs in acute situations0.13−0.080.83
17. I estimate my ability to provide information adapted to the needs of the individual in acute situations0.020.230.55
Ordinal alpha: Total scale 0.920.900.880.81
Cronbach alpha: Total scale 0.900.890.860.77
Correlation table for factors:Factor 1Factor 2Factor3
Factor 11.000.560.38
Factor 20.561.000.42
Factor 30.380.421.00
  1. Bold numbers distinguish between factor items
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