Skip to main content

Table 1 Exploratory factor analysis: rotated component matrix

From: Different perceptions of narrative medicine between Western and Chinese medicine students

Items Factors
Personal attitude Self-Development/Reflection Emotional benefit
1 I will continue with my narrative writing .846 .238 .269
2 I will tell my junior schoolmates about the concept of NM .818 .285 .292
3 I have a good overall impression on NM .727 .440 .270
4 I am interested in NM .688 .385 .405
5 NM is essential for medical care .550 .427 .532
6 NM is helpful for reflection .314 .811 .162
7 NM is helpful for in enhancing empathy .295 .766 .282
8 NM is helpful for patients-doctor relationships .295 .737 .396
9 NM relieves my pressure during medical care .324 .228 .842
10 NM relieves my grief during medical care .314 .335 .777
  1. NM narrative medicine