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Table 2 Factor loadings, item analysis, and the item total correlations for the 19 items in the Farsi Version of the Mammography Social Support Scale (N = 204)

From: Validation of the Farsi version of the medical outcomes study-social support survey for mammography

Mammography Social Support Factor loading
Factor 1
Factor loading
Factor 2
Factor loading
Factor 3
Item Mean (SD) Corrected Item/Total Correlation α if Item Deleted
1. Someone you can count on to listen to you when you need to talk (EIS 1) 0.415 0.452 0.081 3.03 (1.21) .44 .85
2. Someone to give you information to help understand mammogram procedure (EIS 2) 0.090 0.814 0.138 2.61 (1.18) .55 .83
3. Someone to give good advice if find out something is wrong in your mammogram (EIS 3) 0.049 0.837 0.164 2.44 (1.21) .62 .83
4. Someone to confide in or talk how to go about getting a mammogram (EIS 4) 0.080 0.831 0.169 2.83 (1.28) .68 .82
5. Someone whose advice you really want (EIS 5) 0.269 0.665 0.098 3.11 (1.19) .59 .83
6. Someone to share your worries about getting a mammogram because you might find out something is wrong (EIS 6) 0.278 0.783 0.209 2.91 (1.20) .65 .82
7. Someone to turn to for suggestions about how to deal with a personal problem (EIS 7) 0.439 0.631 0.244 2.93 (1.12) .62 .83
8. Someone who understands your problems (EIS 8) 0.507 0.585 0.243 3.13 (1.20) .58 .83
9. Help you if confined to bed (TS 1) 0.456 0.287 0.550 3.67 (1.29) .55 .79
10 Someone who accompanies you to get a mammogram if necessary (TS 2) 0.106 0126 0.774 3.08 (1.28) .46 .82
11. If you need to spend a lot of time getting a mammogram and need someone to do your house chores on that day (TS 3) 0.359 0.225 0.773 3.19 (1.43) .47 .68
12- Someone to help with daily chores (TS 4) 0.420 0.244 0.748 3.17 (1.36) .53 .70
13. Someone who shows you love and affection (AS 1) 0.645 0.250 0.358 3.68 (1.09) .69 .70
14. Someone who loves you and makes you feel valued (AS 2) 0.46 0.069 0.248 3.51 (1.15) .62 .77
15. Someone who hugs you (AS 3) 0.667 0.170 0.420 3.67 (1.21) .65 .74
16. Someone to do something enjoyable with (POS 1) 0.790 0.214 0.310 3.73 (1.28) .48 .82
17. Someone to get together with for relaxation (POS 2) 0.683 0.127 0.008 3.24 (1.29) .61 .88
18. Someone to love and make you feel wanted (POS 3) 0.794 0.185 0.254 3.46 (1.26) .55 .83
19. Someone to do things with to help you get your mind off things (POS 4) 0.775 0.195 0.383 3.58 (1.20) .58 .82
Eigenvalue 7.50 2.58 1.30    
Variance (%) 39.49 13.58 6.84    
Total variance (%) 65.62      
Scale mean (SD) 60.99 (14.61)      
  1. Bolded indicates highest factor loadings.
  2. Abbreviation: EIS Emotional/informational support, TS tangible support, AS affectionate support, POS positive social interaction