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Table 3 Geomin Rotated Factor Loadings for the Four-Factor Model Derived by EFA with the data of group A (n = 380)

From: The Chinese version of attitudes towards guidelines scale: validity and reliability assessment

Items Factor1 Factor2 Factor3 Factor4
1. Guidelines are useful as educational tools. 0.910* − 0.056 − 0.037 0.014
2. Guidelines are a convenient source of advice. 0.940* 0.003 0.007 −0.022
3. Guidelines can facilitate communication with patients and families. 0.734* 0.176* 0.040 −0.060
4. Guidelines can improve the quality of health care. 0.585* 0.368* −0.011 0.026
5. Guidelines are based on scientific evidence. 0.161 0.766* 0.010 0.000
6. Guidelines are made by experts. −0.049 0.744* −0.004 − 0.015
7. My occupational competence is insufficient for adopting the latest guidelines. 0.026 0.038 0.767* −0.028
8. Most of our team members have disapproving attitudes about guidelines. −0.106 −0.058 0.697* 0.074
9. Guidelines are not valued in our organization. 0.272* 0.217* −0.114 0.206*
10. Implementing guidelines is too expensive for us. 0.018 0.016 0.348* 0.489*
11. Guidelines challenge the autonomy of nursing personnel. 0.088 0.004 0.245* 0.071
12. Guidelines oversimplify nursing practice. 0.047 0.131 0.124 0.291*
13. Guidelines are difficult to find if needed. −0.011 −0.092 −0.011 0.850*
14. I have not seen any guidelines in our health care unit. −0.075 0.041 0.098 0.599*
  1. EFA Exploratory factor analysis; * significant at 5% level