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Table 2 Factor loadings, item analysis, and the item total correlations for the 14 items in the Farsi version of the mammography self-efficacy scale (N=230)

From: Psychometric properties of the mammography self-efficacy and fear of breast cancer scales in Iranian women

Mammography Self-Efficacy Factor loading
Factor 1
Factor loading
Factor 2
Item Mean (SD) Corrected Item/Total Correlation α if Item Deleted
1. I can ask doctor to prescribe a mammography 0.262 0.455 4.00 (.665) 0.41 .87
2. I can arrange transportation to get a mammogram 0.070 0.734 3.78 (.831) 0.39 .87
3. I can arrange other things in my life to have a mammogram 0.445 0.584 3.94 (.656) 0.58 .87
4. I can get a mammogram even if I am worried 0.598 0.457 4.01 (.629) 0.53 .94
5. I can get a mammogram even if I do not know what to expect 0.493 0.523 4.02 (.651) 0.63 .86
6. I can find a way to pay for a mammogram 0.081 0.751 3.91 (.804) 0.51 .87
7. I can make an appointment for a mammogram 0.434 0.708 4.04 (.621) 0.74 .85
8. I know how to go about getting a mammogram 0.404 0.537 3.84 (.801) 0.56 .86
9. I can find a place to have a mammogram 0.454 0.568 4.05 (.691) 0.64 .86
10. Even if nobody comes to me, I myself can go to mammography center 0.314 0.598 3.88 (.881) 0.56 .86
11. Although I know that mammography is a little painful, I can do it 0.830 0.209 4.01 (.642) 0.65 .86
12. I can take clothes off and not ashamed of it when mammogram 0.746 0.082 3.89 (.778) 0.49 .87
13. I can still get mammograms despite of high aging 0.796 0.233 3.99 (.716) 0.63 .86
14. Even if I have a family history of breast cancer, I can get mammography 0.798 0.250 4.10 (.614) 0.66 .86
Eigenvalue 5.33 1.37    
Variance (%) 44.48 11.48    
Total variance (%) 55.96     
Cronbach α .87     
Scale mean (SD) 47.60 (5.69)     
  1. *Bolded indicates highest factor loadings