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Table 3 Construct validity of the Swe-CBSEI in terms of patterns matrix for Principal Component Analysis with direct oblimin rotation, component loadings above 0.40

From: Psychometric properties of the Swedish childbirth self-efficacy inventory (Swe-CBSEI)

Items Item no. Scale Component 1 Component 2 Component 3
Relax my body 1 O-AL .845   
  16 E-AL .879   
  31 O-SS .818   
  47 E-SS .904   
Get ready for each contraction 2 O-AL .711   
  17 E-AL .818   
  32 O-SS .767   
  48 E-SS .758   
Use breathing techniques during labour contractions 3 O-AL .858   
  18 E-AL .825   
  33 O-SS .752   
  49 E-SS .832   
Keep myself in control 4 O-AL .541   .457
  19 E-AL .736   
  34 O-SS .816   
  50 E-SS .739   
Think about relaxing 5 O-AL .774   
  20 E-AL .822   
  35 O-SS .818   
  51 E-SS .804   
Concentrate on an object in the room to distract myself 6 O-AL   .712  
  21 E-AL   .682  
  36 O-SS   .838  
  52 E-SS   .771  
Keep myself calm 7 O-AL .853   
  22 E-AL .703   
  37 O-SS .554   
  53 E-SS .570   
Concentrate on thinking about the baby 8 O-AL .668   
  23 E-AL   .526  
  38 O-SS    -.793
  54 E-SS    -.715
Follow the rhythm of the contractions 9 O-AL .773   
  24 E-AL .669   
  39 O-SS .418   -.494
  55 E-SS .467   -.486
Think positively 10 O-AL .805   
  25 E-AL .490 .416  
  40 O-SS    -.678
  56 E-SS    -.615
Not think about the pain 11 O-AL    .770
  26 E-AL   .473  
  41 O-SS .509 .456  
  57 E-SS .537 .433  
Tell myself that I can do it 12 O-AL .786   
  27 E-AL .462 .457  
  42 O-SS    -.715
  58 E-SS    -.673
Think about others in my family 13 O -AL   .790  
  28 E-AL   .868  
  43 O-SS   .779  
  59 E-SS   .849  
Concentrate on getting through one contraction at a time 14 O-AL .840   
  29 E-AL .582   
  44 O-SS .444   -.521
  60 E-SS .422   -529
Listen to encouragement from the person helping me 15 O-AL .772   
  30 E-AL   .507  
  45 O-SS    -.851
  61 E-SS    -.857
Focus on the person helping me in labor 46 O-SS    -.855
  62 E-SS    -.850
  1. The four scales of the Swe-CBSEI; Outcome expectancies for active labour (15 items). Self-Efficacy expectancies for active labour (15 items). Outcome expectancies for second stage labour (16 items). Self-efficacy expectancies for second stage labour (16 items).