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Table 2 Factor loadings in the "Compliance" and "Accessibility" scale

From: Cross-cultural adaptation of research instruments: language, setting, time and statistical considerations

  OMT staff Harm reduction staff
Compliance items Factor loading Squared multiple correlations† Factor loading Squared multiple correlations†
OMT patients who ignore repeated warnings to stop using heroin should be gradually withdrawn off methadone 0.630 0.397 0.729 0.532
OMT patients who continue to abuse non-opioid drugs (e.g. benzodiazepines) should have their dose of OMT medication reduced. 0.612 0.374 0.611 0.374
If repeated warnings of non-prescriptive use of benzodiazepines are ignored, the patient should be discharged from the OMT program 0.939 0.882 0.948 0.898
If repeated warnings of use of Cannabis are ignored, the patient should be discharged from treatment (OMT) 0.845 0.714 0.643 0.413
The GP should waive the right to prescribe class A and B drugs other than the OMT medication to OMT patients 0.540 0.292 0.472 0.223
OMT patients who continue to take drugs and function poorly should be discharged from the OMT program 0.675 0.455 0.726 0.527
It is unethical to discharge patients from the OMT program due to continuing drug use and poor functioning 0.672 0.451 0.690 0.475
Accessibility items     
OMT services should be expanded so all heroin addicts who want OMT can receive it 0.635 0.403 0.683 0.466
It is unethical to deny heroin addicts OMT 0.678 0.460 0.743 0.552
OMT's main aim is to reduce harmful effects of opioids and IV drug use (syringes) 0.487 0.237 0.310 0.096
GPs should be able to initiate OMT-medication on their own initiative 0.288 0.083 0.385 0.148
Too many LAR-patients are discharged from the OMT program 0.475 0.226 0.379 0.143
Young opioid dependents (<20) should not be offered OMT 0.495 0.245 0.403 0.162
  1. Examples of additional items in italics
  2. † The extent that the variance of the measured variable is explained by the latent factor.