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

From: Quality of prenatal care questionnaire: psychometric testing in an Australia population

Factor (Subscale) items Corrected item-total subscale correlation Cronbach’s alpha if item deleted from subscale Factor loadinga
Factor 1: Information Sharing (9 items) Cronbach’s alpha = .89    
 I was given adequate information about antenatal tests and procedures .70 .88 .720
 I was always given honest answers to my questions .63 .88 .680
 Everyone involved in my antenatal care received the important information about me .61 .89 .632
 I was screened adequately for potential problems with my pregnancy .61 .88 .633
 The results of tests were explained to me in a way I could understand .67 .88 .692
 My antenatal care provider(s) gave straightforward answers to my questions .75 .87 .795
 My antenatal care provider(s) gave me enough information to make decisions for myself .67 .88 .779
 My antenatal care provider(s) kept my information confidential .66 .88 .682
 I fully understood the reasons for blood work and other tests my antenatal care provider(s) ordered for me .61 .88 .605
Factor 2: Anticipatory Guidance (11 items) Cronbach’s alpha = .88    
 My antenatal care provider(s) gave me options for my birth experience .54 .87 .609
 I was given enough information to meet my needs about breastfeeding .51 .87 .518
 My antenatal care provider(s) prepared me for my birth experience .60 .87 .650
 My antenatal care provider(s) spent time talking with me about my expectations for labor and delivery .67 .86 .687
 I was given enough information about the safety of moderate exercise during pregnancy .61 .87 .566
 I received adequate information about my diet during pregnancy .59 .87 .538
 My antenatal care provider(s) was interested in how my pregnancy was affecting my life .57 .87 .609
 I was linked to programs in the community that were helpful to me .56 .87 .513
 I received adequate information about alcohol use during pregnancy .54 .87 .542
 I was given adequate information about depression in pregnancy .57 .87 .517
 My antenatal care provider(s) took time to ask about things that were important to me .70 .86 .856
Factor 3: Sufficient Time (5 items) Cronbach’s alpha = .83    
 I had as much time with my antenatal care provider(s) as I needed .61 .80 .649
 My antenatal care provider(s) was rushed .50 .86 .487
 My antenatal care provider(s) always had time to answer my questions .73 .77 .811
 My antenatal care provider(s) made time for me to talk .71 .77 .807
 My antenatal care provider(s) took time to listen .71 .77 .859
Factor 4: Approachability (4 items) Cronbach’s alpha = .74    
 My antenatal care provider(s) was abrupt with me .46 .73 .516
 I was rushed during my antenatal care visits .57 .66 .678
 My antenatal care provider(s) made me feel like I was wasting their time .54 .68 .651
 I was afraid to ask my antenatal care provider(s) questions .58 .66 .696
Factor 5: Availability (5 items) Cronbach’s alpha = .83    
 I knew how to get in touch with my antenatal care provider(s) .51 .83 .642
 Someone in my antenatal care provider(s)’s office always returned my calls .54 .83 .615
 My antenatal care provider(s) was available when I had questions or concerns .69 .79 .805
 I could always reach someone in the office/clinic if I needed something .71 .78 .694
 I could reach my antenatal care provider(s) by phone when necessary .74 .77 .621
Factor 6: Support and Respect (12 items) Cronbach’s alpha = .95    
 My antenatal care provider(s) respected me .75 .95 .754
 My antenatal care provider(s) respected my knowledge and experience .75 .95 .743
 My decisions were respected by my antenatal care provider(s) .83 .95 .838
 My antenatal care provider(s) was patient .72 .95 .748
 I was supported by my antenatal care provider(s) in doing what I felt was right for me .79 .95 .794
 My antenatal care provider(s) supported me .81 .95 .833
 My antenatal care provider(s) paid close attention when I was speaking .77 .95 .803
 My concerns were taken seriously .78 .95 .826
 I was in control of the decisions being made about my antenatal care .75 .95 .754
 My antenatal care provider(s) supported my decisions .84 .95 .843
 I was at ease with my antenatal care provider(s) .75 .95 .760
 My values and beliefs were respected by my antenatal care provider(s) .76 .95 .778
  1. a For all factor loadings p value is <0.001