Table 6: Factor variance explained and item factor loadings for the final solution.

ItemFactor loadingsVariance explained (%)

Factor 1: sensation of pain51.296
 AFS10.856
 AFS20.873
 AFS30.764
 AFS40.849
 AFS50.840
 AFS60.675
 AFS70.828
 AFS80.784
Factor 2: possible adverse events16.445
 AFS90.686
 AFS100.710
 AFS110.810
 AFS120.841
 AFS130.735
 AFS140.652
 AFS150.773
 AFS160.846

AFS: acupuncture fear scale.