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Table 3 Factor loadings for exploratory factor analysis with varimax rotation of the Persian version of BIMF

From: Persian version of the Barkin Index of Maternal Functioning (BIMF): a cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric evaluation

Items Factor1 Factor 2 Factor 3 Factor 4 Factor 5
1. I am a good mother. .663 .084 −.075 .118 .157
2. I feel relieved (rested). .631 .300 −.043 .187 .132
3. I am satisfied with the way (whether by bottle, through breastfeeding, or both) that I have chosen to feed my baby. .125 −.051 .713 .051 .151
4. My child and I understand each other. .552 .112 .239 .091 −.083
5. I can calmly enjoy the time that I spend with my baby. .585 .241 .239 −.074 −.015
6. If I need rest, I can leave my baby’s care without worry to people that I have in my life. .194 .070 .059 .736 .021
7. I can comfortably leave my baby’s care to my trusted friends or relatives (This can include the father of the baby or spouse). −.022 .155 .099 .784 −.095
8. I have enough communication with adult .278 .534 −.060 .309 .052
9. I receive enough encouragement from others .357 .284 .140 .408 .092
10. I believe in my inner sense (instincts) while taking care of my child. .627 −.162 .225 .096 .028
11. In week, I dedicate a time to doing my personal work too. .115 .817 −.017 .187 .048
12 I can fulfill my baby’s physical needs (such as nutrition, diaper changing, and bringing to the doctor). .079 .162 .693 .115 −.059
13. I can fulfill my physical needs (such as showering, nutrition, etc). .115 .680 .415 .070 .084
14. I make good decisions about my baby’s health and wellbeing. .625 .116 .102 .035 .074
15. My baby and I have a daily routine .458 .385 .341 .029 −.041
16. I am worried about how others judge me (as a mother). .026 −.047 .086 −.038 .798
17. I can take care of my baby along with my other responsibilities. .457 .123 .452 −.012 −.045
18. Anxiety or worry often disrupts my maternal duties. .175 .136 −.016 .014 .780
19. I become better at taking care of child over time. .310 .409 .165 −.306 −.230
20. I am satisfied with my work as someone who has recently had a baby. .767 .184 .008 .051 .092
Eigenvalues 5.25 1.59 1.45 1.21 1.13
% of variance observed 18.47 10.73 8.68 8.19 7.11
  1. Factor1: Satisfaction with Maternal Competence, Factor2: Self-care, Factor3: Infant Care, Factor4: Social Support, Factor5: = Maternal Psychological Wellbeing