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Table 3 Results of exploratory factor analysisa and internal consistency (n = 323) of PCAT-Mw

From: Development and validation of a Malawian version of the primary care assessment tool

Scale Number of retained items/original items Factor loadings on the scale Item-total correlation range Cronbach’s alpha
First contact- access 3/18 0.34–0.59 0.31–0.62 0.66
Continuity of care - communication 4/7 0.36–0.62 0.39–0.56 0.73
Continuity of care- personal relationship 4/9 0.47–0.70 0.53–0.63 0.78
Coordination 3/13 0.81–0.89 0.78–0.87 0.91
Comprehensiveness -services available 6/28 0.34–0.52 0.42–0.46 0.71
Comprehensiveness -services provided 6/14 0.50–0.68 0.43–0.59 0.80
Community orientation 3/6 0.41–0. 57 0.49–0.67 0.78
Total 29/95    0.82
  1. aPrincipal axis factoring, varimax rotation