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Table 2 Pattern matrix showing the final five component solution

From: Development of the Nursing Relationships Scale: a measure of interpersonal approaches in nursing care

  Factor 1 Factor 2 Factor 3 Factor 4 Factor 5 h2
D14 'give more treatment explanation' .83 .04 .15 -.11 .06 .68
M14 'give more treatment explanation' .72 .09 .01 -.22 -.32 .74
D15 'explain more, rules regulations' .80 .04 .09 .13 .17 .65
M15 'explain more, rules regulations' .68 .06 .06 -.21 -.27 .65
D16 'ask more about his health' .81 -.02 .10 .10 .10 .66
M16 'ask more about his health' .69 -.05 .05 -.07 -.22 .63
D23 'encourage to discuss concerns' .78 -.12 -.17 .03 .01 .66
M23 'encourage to discuss concerns' .64 -.12 -.10 -.08 -.30 .63
D22 'I would support carer more' .78 -.05 -.16 .11 .02 .65
M22 'I would support carer more' .65 -.01 -.13 -.03 -.32 .65
D21 'encourage relatives to be supportive' .75 -.01 -.11 .13 .06 .58
M21 'encourage relatives to be supportive' .65 -.05 -.04 .01 -.24 .59
D7 'encourage more, self care' .72 .11 .11 .01 .08 .50
M7 'encourage more, self care' .50 .09 .10 -.15 -.17 .35
D13 'take more gentle approach' .59 -.05 .02 .28 .02 .47
M13 'take more gentle approach' .43 -.12 -.02 .13 -.44 .56
D5 'is a challenge' -.04 -.80 -.04 .07 .02 .63
M5 'is a challenge' -.12 -.78 .06 -.12 -.06 .62
D1 ' special skills' .03 -.74 .09 .24 .17 .59
M1 'special skills' -.03 -.78 .05 -.03 -.03 .59
D2 'monotonous' .07 .60 .25 -.01 .03 .44
M2 'monotonous' .01 .55 .12 .24 .12 .41
D3 'special effort' .36 -.47 -.09 -.07 -.11 .44
M3 ' special effort' .36 -.41 -.01 .07 .27 .37
D10 'not trust his treatment opinion' -.13 -.10 .72 .26 .10 .57
M10 'not trust his treatment opinion' -.07 .11 .57 -.09 -.38 .53
D8 'enforce doctors' orders' .00 -.04 .64 .10 .12 .41
M8 'enforce doctors' orders' -.07 -.02 .61 -.09 -.19 .42
D11 'hesitate give early leave' .09 .06 .57 .07 .08 .36
M11 'hesitate give early leave' -.03 -.02 .52 -.14 -.44 .50
D9 'doubt his ability, self care' .26 .22 .52 -.06 .06 .40
M9 'doubt his ability, self care' .09 .29 .40 -.07 -.42 .54
D20 'I feel barrier between us' .09 .14 .03 .72 -.07 .63
M20 'I feel barrier between us' .00 .14 -.01 .34 -.61 .63
D31 'reluctant develop care plan with him' -.05 -.30 -.06 .61 -.07 .52
M31 'reluctant develop care plan with him' -.10 .31 .16 .19 -.52 .55
D19 'avoid confrontation' .19 .01 -.10 .55 .19 .47
M19 'avoid confrontation' .10 .02 -.12 .32 -.53 .50
D30 'am not positive about his prognosis' -.01 -.04 .28 .56 -.04 .39
M30 'am not positive about his prognosis' -.02 .10 .19 .23 -.34 .29
D24 'encourage that he talk about problem' .22 -.41 .26 -.37 .10 .46
M24 'encourage that he talk about problem' .13 -.39 .30 -.41 .07 .44
D28 'expect him to be demanding' -.03 -.12 .26 .43 -.27 .38
M28 'expect him to be demanding' .15 .04 .18 .01 -.68 .64
D29 'regard that he require more privacy' -.04 -.13 .03 .44 -.30 .35
M29 'regard that he require more privacy' .08 -.08 -.07 .05 -.69 .52
D33 'more patient with him' .37 -.24 -.05 .41 -.25 .54
M33 'more patient with him' .30 -.03 -.04 .10 -.59 .60
D18 'keep my private life secret' .32 .12 .13. .41 .03 .35
M18 'keep my private life secret' .34 .06 .11 .09 -.45 .49
D34 'ease off on touchy issues' .29 -.04 -.02 .17 -.33 .32
M34 'ease off on touchy issues' .23 .-02 -.05 .04 -.57 .48
Percent variance 24.9 12.2 6.0 4.7 4.1 Total variance = 51.9%
Cronbach's alpha D 1 .91 .75 .65 .78 -  
Cronbach's alpha M 1 .91 .75 .73 - .85  
  1. 1D = diabetes case; M = mental illness case