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Table 3 Exploratory factor analysis results for Clinical Practice factors

From: A pilot Tuning Project-based national study on recently graduated medical students’ self-assessment of competences - the TEST study

Factors Label Na Loadings (min, max) Eigenvalue Variance explained (%) α
CP1 Clinical presentations and diagnosis 6 0.463, 0.646 1.8 2.7 0.851
CP2 Consultation and management plan 6 0.535, 0.707 2.4 3.7 0.868
CP3 Medical emergencies 6 0.502, 0.834 2.0 3.0 0.901
CP4 Prescribe drugs 3 0.779, 0.800 1.4 2.1 0.890
CP5 Practical procedures 11 0.350, 0.829 21.7 32.8 0.910
CP6 Communication in medical context 10 0.469, 0.650 2.5 3.7 0.908
CP7 Ethical principles 3 0.607, 0.652 1.2 1.8 0.771
CP8 Legal principles 3 0.627, 0.746 1.5 2.3 0.839
CP9 Psychological and social aspects of illness 3 0.697, 0.744 1.2 1.9 0.954
CP10 Evidence-based medicine, technology and science 8 0.401, 0.874 4.6 7.0 0.910
CP11 Population health and health care system 7 0.517, 0.721 3.7 5.6 0.904
  1. a Total number of items. Clinical Practice items number 22, 23 and 55 were removed since the internal reliability of the respective factors increased with their exclusion; item 35 was removed because of its low factor load (0.30)