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Table 3 Exploratory factor analysis, four-factor eleven-indicator model, merged data from Denmark and the Netherlands (n = 1077): indicator loadings and factor correlations

From: Satisfaction with quality of ICU care for patients and families: the euroQ2 project

Indicator Communication Empathy Symptom management Decision-making
Provision of understandable explanations 0.848 * 0.013 −0.021 0.038
Honesty of information 0.839 * -0.010 0.015 0.043
Overall quality of information from nurses 0.765 * 0.083* 0.068* −0.005
Appreciation for family presence 0.195* 0.720 * 0.065* −0.050*
Consideration of family needs 0.029 0.976 * −0.059* 0.037
Emotional support of family −0.029 0.766 * 0.038* 0.165*
Pain management 0.028 0.063* 0.811 * 0.012
Breathlessness management 0.053 −0.076* 0.897 * 0.017
Agitation management −0.031 0.067* 0.856 * 0.012
Inclusion in decision-making processes 0.134 −0.009 −0.031* 0.785 *
Support during decision-making processes −0.007 0.038 0.102* 0.873 *
  Factor correlations
Communication ----    
Empathy 0.774* ----   
Symptom management 0.736* 0.730* ----  
Decision-making support 0.793* 0.689* 0.667* ----
  1. *Statistically significant at p ≤ 0.05