Skip to main content

Table 4 Scores by observer. Significance of the saturations and criteria selection by convergent validity of the scale items

From: Reliability and validity of measuring scale for postoperative complications in third molar surgery

  Observer 1 Observer 2 Factor loadings of items in instrument
Item Median Min Max Median Min Max Standardized loadings p value
Inflammation 2 1 5 3 1 7 0.608 < 0.01*
Erythema 1 1 2 1 1 2 0.307 0.033
Edema 1 1 5 1 1 5 0.768 < 0.01*
Pain 0 0 10 0 0 9 0.862 < 0.01*
Trismus 4 0 5 1 1 5 −0.032 0.818
Abscess 1 1 5 1 1 5 0.793 < 0.01*
Suppuration 1 1 10 1 1 10 0.376 0.012
Alveolar osteitis 1 1 10 1 1 10 0.664 < 0.01*
  1. *Standardized loadings > 0.6 and p < 0.01 for selected items