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Table 3 Items loading on each factor, corrected item-total subscale correlations, and Cronbach’s alpha if item deleted from subscale

From: Quality of prenatal care questionnaire: instrument development and testing

Factor (Subscale) items Corrected item-total subscale correlation Cronbach’s alpha if item deleted from subscale
Factor 1: Information Sharing (9 items) Cronbach’s Alpha = .86   
- I was given adequate information about prenatal tests and procedures .60 .84
- I was always given honest answers to my questions .56 .85
- Everyone involved in my prenatal care received the important information about me .45 .86
- I was screened adequately for potential problems with my pregnancy .47 .85
- The results of tests were explained to me in a way I could understand .67 .83
- My prenatal care provider(s) gave straightforward answers to my questions .70 .83
- My prenatal care provider(s) gave me enough information to make decisions for myself .67 .83
- My prenatal care provider(s) kept my information confidential .51 .85
- I fully understood the reasons for blood work and other tests my prenatal care provider(s) ordered for me .66 .83
Factor 2: Anticipatory Guidance (11 items) Cronbach’s Alpha = .85   
- My prenatal care provider(s) gave me options for my birth experience .55 .83
- I was given enough information to meet my needs about breast-feeding .47 .84
- My prenatal care provider(s) prepared me for my birth experience .57 .83
- My prenatal care provider(s) spent time talking with me about my expectations for labor and delivery .61 .83
- I was given enough information about the safety of moderate exercise during pregnancy .46 .84
- I received adequate information about my diet during pregnancy .60 .83
- My prenatal care provider(s) was interested in how my pregnancy was affecting my life .58 .83
- I was linked to programs in the community that were helpful to me .41 .85
- I received adequate information about alcohol use during pregnancy .39 .85
- I was given adequate information about depression in pregnancy .58 .83
- My prenatal care provider(s) took time to ask about things that were important to me .66 .83
Factor 3: Sufficient Time (5 items) Cronbach’s Alpha = .81   
- I had as much time with my prenatal care provider(s) as I needed .54 .79
- My prenatal care provider(s) was rushed .48 .84
- My prenatal care provider(s) always had time to answer my questions .70 .75
- My prenatal care provider(s) made time for me to talk .73 .73
- My prenatal care provider(s) took time to listen .68 .75
Factor 4: Approachability (4 items) Cronbach’s Alpha = .73   
- My prenatal care provider(s) was abrupt with me .50 .68
- I was rushed during my prenatal care visits .49 .69
- My prenatal care provider(s) made me feel like I was wasting their time .56 .65
- I was afraid to ask my prenatal care provider(s) questions .55 .65
Factor 5: Availability (5 items) Cronbach’s Alpha = .82   
- I knew how to get in touch with my prenatal care provider(s) .54 .80
- Someone in my prenatal care provider(s)’s office always returned my calls .48 .82
- My prenatal care provider(s) was available when I had questions or concerns .63 .77
- I could always reach someone in the office/clinic if I needed something .71 .74
- I could reach my prenatal care provider(s) by phone when necessary .68 .75
Factor 6: Support and Respect (12 items) Cronbach’s Alpha = .93   
- My prenatal care provider(s) respected me .63 .93
- My prenatal care provider(s) respected my knowledge and experience .63 .93
- My decisions were respected by my prenatal care provider(s) .73 .92
- My prenatal care provider(s) was patient .67 .93
- I was supported by my prenatal care provider(s) in doing what I felt was right for me .71 .92
- My prenatal care provider(s) supported me .75 .92
- My prenatal care provider(s) paid close attention when I was speaking .70 .92
- My concerns were taken seriously .71 .92
- I was in control of the decisions being made about my prenatal care .69 .92
- My prenatal care provider(s) supported my decisions .80 .92
- I was at ease with my prenatal care provider(s) .68 .93
- My values and beliefs were respected by my prenatal care provider(s) .69 .92