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Table 3 Final set of underlying factors identified by exploratory factor analysis

From: Translation and psychometric validation of the Arabic version of Summary of the Diabetes Self-Care Activities (SDSCA) among pregnant women with gestational diabetes

Description of Items Factor Communal
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Diet
 How many of the last 7 days have you followed a healthful eating plan? .88    .77
 On average, over the past month, how many days per week have you followed your eating plan? .79    .67
 On how many of the last 7 days did you eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables? .41    .22
 On how many of the last 7 days did you eat high-fat foods, such as red meat or full-fat dairy products? .40    .50
Exercise
 On how many of the last 7 days did you participate in at least 30 minutes of physical activity?    .74 .62
 On how many of the last 7 days did you participate in a specific exercise session (such as such swimming, walking, biking) other than what you do around the house or as part of your work?    .86 .76
Blood Glucose Monitoring
 On how many of the last 7 days did you test your blood sugar?   .88   .85
 On how many of the last 7 days did you test your blood sugar the number of times recommended by your health care provider?   .86   .79
Cronbach’s Alpha .58 .84 .88