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Table 4 Factor analysis of barriers impacting GPs’ decisions to refer patients to allied health providers (principal component analysis, varimax rotation)

From: General practitioners knowledge and management of whiplash associated disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder: implications for patient care

  Response on 5-point Likert scale Factor analysis
  Strongly disagree (%) Disagree (%) Not sure (%) Agree (%) Strongly agree (%) Factor I Factor II
Out of pocket costs incurred by patients 1.7 25.5 4.5 44.5 23.8 0.92  
Long hospital/community waiting lists 1.7 27.3 5.9 39.3 25.8 0.92  
Uncertainty of clinical benefit 4 40.5 16.1 34.4 5   0.75
Uncertainty of allied health professional’s role 6.2 61.4 11.4 17.9 3.1   0.84
Uncertainty of role played by vocational rehabilitation providers 3.6 43.5 16.9 29.5 6.7   0.81
Uncertainty in coordinating allied health injury management services 3.4 42.8 17.8 31.5 4.4   0.79