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Table 5 Exploratory items factor analysis of intrapartum scale of the 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. The midwives and doctors always kept me informed about what was happening and made an effort to explain anything I didn’t understand. 6.50 (0.94) 0.82 0.68
2. I was always given an active say in decisions about care during labour and birth. 6.34 (1.03) 0.74 0.54
3. The doctors/midwives were sensitive and understanding. 6.57 (0.89) 0.90 0.80
4. The doctors/midwives were encouraging and reassuring. 6.64 (0.94) 0.89 0.80
5. I often felt the doctors/midwives were very rushed. 5.63 (1.94) 0.49 0.24
6. Care during labour and birth was provided in a safe and competent way. 6.56 (0.99) 0.71 0.50
7. I was happy with the physical aspect of care by doctors/midwives. 6.46 (1.06) 0.77 0.60
8. I was happy with the emotional support I received by doctors/midwives 6.48 (1.13) 0.85 0.72
9. My needs of privacy were well respected during the labour and birth 6.52 (0.95) 0.70 0.49
10. On balance how would you describe your CARE in labour in labour and birth? 6.47 (0.94) 0.91 0.83