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Table 2 Item Loadings for Items in PAID Subscales

From: Psychometric evaluation of the Problem Areas in Diabetes (PAID) survey in Southern, rural African American women with Type 2 diabetes

PAID ITEMS Factor 1* Loadings-Lack of Confidence Subscale Factor 2† Loadings-Negative Emotional Consequences Subscale
1. Not having clear and concrete goals for your diabetes care? 0.40 0.32
2. Feeling discouraged with your diabetes treatment plan? 0.73 0.31
3. Not "accepting" your diabetes? 0.66 0.39
4. Feeling unsatisfied with your diabetes physician? 0.61 0.07
5. Feeling that diabetes is taking up too much of your mental and physical energy everyday? 0.61 0.36
6. Feeling alone with your diabetes? 0.69 0.36
7. Feeling that your friends and family are not supportive of your diabetes management efforts? 0.65 0.05
8. Feeling scared when you think about living with diabetes? 0.22 0.78
9. Uncomfortable social situations related to your diabetes care (e.g., people telling you what to eat)? 0.49 0.49
10. Feelings of deprivation regarding food and meals? 0.39 0.46
11. Feeling depressed when you think about living with diabetes? 0.36 0.78
12. Not knowing if your mood or feelings are related to your diabetes 0.34 0.64
13. Feeling overwhelmed by your diabetes? 0.39 0.67
14. Worrying about low blood sugar reactions? 0.14 0.56
15. Feeling angry when you think about living with diabetes? 0.31 0.73
16. Feeling constantly concerned about food and eating? 0.18 0.81
17. Worrying about the future and the possibility of serious complications? 0.01 0.85
18. Feelings of guilt or anxiety when you get off track with your diabetes management? 0.35 0.65
19. Coping with complications of diabetes? 0.46 0.55
20. Feeling "burned out" by the constant effort needed to manage diabetes? 0.45 0.68
  1. *First 7 items loaded on this factor (Lack of Confidence in Self-Care Implementation Subscale)
  2. †Remaining 13 items loaded on this factor (Negative Emotional Consequences of Self-Care Implementation Subscale)
  3. PAID = Problem Areas In Diabetes Scale