Table 2

Unstandardized and standardized factor loadings for items from confirmatory factor analysis (n=192)

Unstandardized* (SE)Standardized†
Learning Opportunities
To what extent did you understand why your blood sugar
changed the way it did?
1.00 (0.00)0.53
How easy has it been for you to recognize patterns in your blood
sugar?
1.64 (0.29)0.73
How easy has it been for you to recognize when your blood sugar
is too low?
1.05 (0.23)0.43
To what extent did you feel you needed to learn more about
taking care of your diabetes?
0.75 (0.21)0.33
How often did you have difficulty knowing how much insulin to
take?
0.73 (0.17)0.45
Costs and Insurance
To what extent did cost or insurance issues make it hard to take
the best care of your diabetes?
1.00 (0.00)0.91
To what extent did you have to accept not using the best tools
and supplies for your diabetes because of insurance or cost
issues?
0.93 (0.06)0.85
To what extent did your insurance make taking care of your
diabetes a bigger hassle than it should be?
0.77 (0.06)0.74
How often did you have trouble paying for the things you need to
take care of your diabetes?
0.76 (0.06)0.78
To what extent have you been worried or troubled by the financial
burden that diabetes puts on your family?
0.80 (0.06)0.77
Family and Friends
To what extent did the people who are most important to you do
all they can to help you to take care of your diabetes?
1.00 (0.00)0.70
To what extent did the people who are most important to you
encourage you to take care of your diabetes?
0.92 (0.11)0.67
To what extent did the people who are most important to you
know what to do to help with your diabetes?
1.03 (0.11)0.81
To what extent did the people who are most important to you
understand how much you need to do to take care of your
diabetes?
1.15 (0.12)0.86
Coping and Behavioral Skills
How often did you feel that there was too much going on in your
life to take good care of your diabetes?
1.00 (0.00)0.82
How often have you put off doing what is needed to take care of
your diabetes?
0.75 (0.07)0.72
How often have you been too tired to take care of your diabetes?0.88 (0.07)0.77
How often did you feel you just didn't want to deal with your
diabetes?
1.00 (0.09)0.76
How often did you make choices that aren't good for your
diabetes to make things easier for others at social
gatherings?
0.59 (0.07)0.58
How often did you find yourself just guessing what your blood
sugar is, instead of actually checking it?
0.55 (0.08)0.52
How easy has it been for you to accept that you have to take care of your diabetes?0.60 (0.08)0.55
How easy has it been for you to find time to take care of your
diabetes while at work?
0.62 (0.09)0.52
How often did stress make it harder to take care of your diabetes?0.89 (0.08)0.72
How often did you let your sugars run high to avoid going low?0.51 (0.06)0.56
How often were other mental health issues a bigger priority for
you than taking care of your diabetes?
0.64 (0.07)0.65
To what extent has being out of your routine made it harder to
take care of your diabetes?
0.56 (0.08)0.47
Diabetes Provider Interactions
To what extent did you feel your healthcare providers are up to
date on the latest ways of taking care of diabetes?
1.00 (0.00)0.77
To what extent did you feel your healthcare providers are willing
to listen to you?
1.07 (0.11)0.78
To what extent did you feel that your healthcare providers' advice
is useful in taking care of your diabetes?
1.20 (0.12)0.74
How easy was it for you to see or reach your healthcare
providers?
1.05 (0.12)0.71
  • *Unstandardized factor loadings are on the original item scales, reflecting the extent to which the domain covaries with the item.

  • †Standardized factor loadings reflect the extent to which the domain is correlated with the item.