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Table 5 Exploratory factor analyses of the P-CPQ: factor loadings from the structure matrix

From: Parental–Caregivers Perceptions Questionnaire (P-CPQ): translation and evaluation of psychometric properties of the French version of the questionnaire

Item wording Components
Factor1 Factor2 Factor3 Factor4 Factor5 Factor6 Factor7
Relationship Eating difficulties Oral/dental pain Oral Symptom and discomfort FL Social Discomfort Oral hygiene
SOS (6 items)
 1. Pain in teeth    .703     
 2. Bleeding gums        .719
 3. Sores in mouth    .694     
 4. Bad breath    .544     
 5. Food stuck to roof of mouth     .796    
 6. Food caught        .483
FL (8 items)
 7. Difficulty biting, chewing firm foods   .630      
 8. Breathing through mouth      .768   
 9. Trouble sleeping     .460    
 10. Unclear speech /      .605   
 11. Slow eating   .587      
 12. Difficulty drinking/eating hot/cold foods    .496     
 13. Difficulty eating foods would like to eat   .856      
 14. Breathing through mouth      .768   
 13. Restricted diet   .790      
EWB (7 items)
 15. Upset .480       
 16. Irritable/frustrated .637       
 17. Anxious/fearful .567       
 18. Worried that is different from other people .742       
 19. Worried he/she is less attractive than other .795       
 20. Shy/embarrassed .741       
 21. Worried having fewer friends ,642       
SWB (10 items)
 22. Missed school       .502  
 23. Hard time paying attention in school .443       
 24. Not wanted to speak/read aloud in class     .524    
 25. Not wanted to talk to other children .663       
 26.Avoided smiling when around other children     .501    
 27. Teased/called name by other children .667       
 28. Left out by other children .680       
 29. Not wanted/unable to be with other children .753       
 30. Not wanted/unable to take part in activities (sport, … clubs)       .712  
 31. Asked by other children about condition       .518  
% of variance (Total variance explained = 65.23) 36.33 7.79 5.18 4.64 4.34 3.55 3.40
  1. Extraction method: PCA principal component analysis
  2. Rotation method: Varimax with Kaiser normalisation