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Table 1 Factor loadings of the three-factor solution for FBIS (n = 739)

From: Caregiver burden and its determinants among family members of patients with chronic viral hepatitis in Shanghai, China: a community-based survey

Scales Items Factor 1 Factor 2 Factor 3
Eigenval Eigenval Eigenval
ue = 13.80 ue = 2.31 ue = 1.43
Financial burden 1. Loss of patient’s income   0.84*  
2. Loss of income of other family members   0.78*  
3. Expenses of patient’s illness   0.81*  
4. Expenses due to other necessary changes in arrangements   0.57  
5. Loans taken   0.78*  
6. Any other planned activity needing finance, postponed   0.71  
Disruption of family routine activities 7. Patient not attending work, school, etc.   0.70  
8. Patient unable to help in household duties 0.52 0.58  
9. Disruption of activities due to patient’s illness and care 0.62   
10. Disruption of activities due to patient’s irrational demands 0.68   
11. Other family members missing school, meals, etc. 0.69   
Disruption of family leisure 12. Stopping of normal recreational activities 0.77*   
13. Absorption of another member’s holiday and leisure time 0.76*   
14. Lack of participation by patient in leisure activity 0.80*   
15. Planned leisure activity abandoned 0.80*   
Disruption of family interactions 16. Effect on general family atmosphere 0.58   
17. Other members arguing over the patient 0.55   0.55
18. Reduction or cessation of interaction with friends and neighbors 0.68   
19. Family becoming secluded or withdrawn 0.71*   
20. Any other effect on family or neighborhood relationships 0.68   
Effect on physical health of others 21. Physical illness in any family member    0.78*
22. Any other adverse effect on others    0.78*
Effect on mental health of others 23. Any member seeking professional help for psychological illness    0.82*
24. Any member becoming depressed, weepy, irritable    0.84*
25. How you have suffered owing to patient’s illness    0.84*
  1. Factor loadings more than or equal to 0.70 have been marked with an asterisk (*). Factor loadings smaller than 0.50 have not been presented.