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Table 3 Factor loadings of the women’s satisfaction with the childbirth education class questionnaire (n = 205)

From: Psychometric properties of satisfaction with the childbirth education class questionnaire for Iranian population

  Factor 1 Factor 2 Factor 3
Structure of the class
 Date of the class .906   
 Time of the class .900   
 Length of the class .914   
 Physical environment of the classroom .792   
 Size of the class .704   
Process of the class
 Performance of the midwife   .785  
 Performance of the midwife in training massage   .819  
 Performance of the midwife in training pain reduction techniques   .830  
 Participation in the class   .759  
 Amount of information given   .835  
 Usefulness of the topic: labour process   .781  
 Usefulness of the topic: introduction to labour ward   .734  
 Usefulness of the topic: husband’s role   .740  
 Usefulness of the topic: preparation for the labour   .866  
 Usefulness of the topic: breathing exercise and relaxation technique   .891  
 Usefulness of the topic: pain relief in labour   .816  
 Effectiveness of teaching method: didactic teaching   .892  
 Effectiveness of teaching method: demonstration   .784  
 Effectiveness of teaching method: practice   .744  
 Effectiveness of teaching method: audiovisual materials   .656  
 Effectiveness of teaching method: tour to labour ward   . 428  
Outcome of the class
 Ability to fulfil your informational need    .799
 Ability to give you courage for labour    .857
 Ability to reduce your anxiety for labour    .892
 Overall impression of the class    .742
  1. Extraction Method: Principal Axis Factoring