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Table 2 Summary of factors' structures

From: Factor analysis of self-treatment in diabetes mellitus: a cross-sectional study

Factors Factors'
Name
Variables Loading Eigenvalue Percent of
variance
Accumulated
Variance (%)
Factor 1 Knowledge General Education 0.433 3.46 10% 10%
   Age 0.932    
   Diabetes related education 0.422    
Factor 2 Deficiencies of formal treatments Fears of treatments 0.327 2.75 8% 18%
   Long stay for visiting a physician 0.405    
   Costly treatments 0.520    
   Frustration of treatment 0.611    
Factor 3 Available self-treatment methods Home remedies 0.922 1.81 6% 24%
   Doing nothing and waiting to see the progress 0.587    
   Self-medication 0.371    
   Use of herbals 0.352    
Factor 4 Physician related factors Easy physician consultation 0.358 1.64 5% 29%
   Believing physician's competencies 0.452    
   Respect of physician 0.355    
   Tendency to changing physician 0.437    
   Having several physicians 0.464    
Factor 5 Tendency to use herbal remedies Believing effectiveness of herbals 0.507 1.59 5% 34%
   Believing Herbals are safe 0.403    
Factor 6 Underlying factors Female Gender 0.634 1.48 5% 39%
   Family support 0.378    
   Co-morbid illnesses 0.376    
Factor 7 Factors related to diabetes Type of Diabetes 0.402 1.32 4% 43%
   Duration of diabetes 0.384    
   Treatment modality (Insulin, oral pills) 0.576