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Table 4 Factor loadings, item analysis, and the item total correlations for the 8 items in the Farsi version of the breast cancer fear scale (N=230)

From: Psychometric properties of the mammography self-efficacy and fear of breast cancer scales in Iranian women

Fear Factor loading Item Mean (SD) Corrected Item/Total Correlation α if Item Deleted
1. When I think about breast cancer, I get scared. 0.703 3.56 (1.15) 0.64 .95
2. When I think about breast cancer, I feel nervous. 0.776 3.45 (1.12) 0.73 .93
3. When I think about breast cancer, I get unhappy. 0.759 3.56 (1.07) 0.71 .94
4. When I think about breast cancer, I get depressed. 0.669 3.10 (1.19) 0.53 .94
5. When I think about breast cancer, I get Edgy. 0.641 2.97 (1.16) 0.69 .93
6. When I think about breast cancer, my heart beats faster. 0.764 3.03 (1.18) 0.71 .96
7. When I think about breast cancer, I feel uneasy. 0.784 3.32 (1.17) 0.74 .94
8. When I think about breast cancer, I feel anxious. 0.805 3.29 (1.17) 0.75 .94
Eigenvalue 5.93    
Variance (%) 74.15    
Cronbach α .95    
Scale mean (SD) 26.29 (7.95)    
  1. *Bolded indicates highest factor loadings