Journal of Transplantation / 2016 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

For and against Organ Donation and Transplantation: Intricate Facilitators and Barriers in Organ Donation Perceived by German Nurses and Doctors

Table 4

Mean values, reliability, and factor analysis of item addressing stress barriers in the care of potential donors with brain death.

Factors and itemsMean value (score 1–4)SDCorrected item-total correlationAlpha if item is deleted ()Loading factor 1Loading factor 2

Factor 1: stress barriers: medical reasons (eigenvalue 2.4; 41% explained variance; alpha = .74)
Spinal or vegetative reflexes, such as lazarus signs2.560.87.473.640.801
Continuation of intensive care, despite established brain death2.290.92.559.607.709.326
Acceptance of brain death as death of a human being2.020.83.607.595.686.427
Care for relatives3.030.81.376.671.654

Factor 2: stress barriers: team reasons (eigenvalue 1.0; 17% explained variance; alpha = .33)
Overwork/having to take the position of a colleague who does not take part in ODT2.120.822.74.703.867
Overwork/having to take the position of a colleague who does not take part in ODT2.420.86.285.699.565

Extraction of the main components (eigenvalue > 1); varimax rotation with Kaiser’s normalization.
Rotation is converged in 3 iterations. Both factors explain 57% of variance.
Scores range from 1 (agreement) to 4 (disagreement).
Scale is not suited to be used.