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Table 6 Exploratory items factor analysis of postnatal 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. I was always kept informed about what was happening, and doctors/midwives made an effort to explain anything I didn’t understand. 5.97 (1.49) 0.83 0.70
2. I was always given an active say in decisions about the care of my baby and myself. 5.99 (1.26) 0.70 0.49
3. I was given the advice and support I needed in how to handle, settle or look after the baby. 5.67 (1.59) 0.87 0.76
4. I was given the advice and support I needed in any problems with the baby’s health and progress. 5.90 (1.43) 0.88 0.78
5. I was given the advice and support I needed about my own health and recovery. 5.93 (1.42) 0.89 0.80
6. The midwives/doctors were sensitive and understanding. 5.96 (1.39) 0.91 0.83
7. The doctors/midwives were encouraging and reassuring. 6.06 (1.36) 0.93 0.86
8. I often felt the doctors/midwives were very rushed. 4.57 (2.19) 0.64 0.40
9. Care in hospital after the birth was provided in a safe and competent way. 6.30 (1.10) 0.81 0.65
10. I was happy with the physical aspect of care by doctors/midwives. 6.26 (1.10) 0.82 0.66
11. I was happy with the emotional support I received by doctors/midwives. 5.77 (1.60) 0.91 0.82
12. Thinking back now, how would you describe the care you and your baby received in hospital after the birth? 6.02 (1.78) 0.84 0.71