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Table 4 Exploratory items factor analysis of antenatal scale of ESEM

From: Cross-cultural validation and psychometrics’ evaluation of women’s experience of maternity care scale in French: the ESEM

Items Mean (SD) Loading of PCA Communalities
1. At my check-ups I was always asked whether I had any questions. 6.46 (1.09) 0.72 0.51
2. Often at my check-ups the doctors or midwives were very rushed. 5.38 (1.81) 0.53 0.29
3. I always felt my worries, anxieties or concerns about the pregnancy and the baby were taken seriously by the doctors/midwives. 6.16 (1.27) 0.70 0.47
4. I was always kept informed about what was happening and doctors/midwives made an effort to explain anything I didn’t understand. 6.32 (1.10) 0.77 0.60
5. I was happy with the physical care I received in pregnancy from doctors/midwives. 6.41 (0.86) 0.79 0.62
6. I was happy with the emotional support I received in pregnancy from doctors/midwives. 6.27 (1.16) 0.82 0.67
7. I was always given an active say in decisions about my care in pregnancy. 6.28 (1.10) 0.73 0.53
8. On balance, how would you describe your CARE during pregnancy? 6.33 (0.80) 0.84 0.70