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Clinical Study

Validation of the Self-Assessment of Treatment Questionnaire among Patients with Postherpetic Neuralgia

Table 6

Standardized factor loadings for one- and two-tactor exploratory and confirmatory SAT models (pooled dataset; )1.

SAT itemFactor loadings
1-factor EFA/CFA2-factor EFA2-factor CFA
Domain 1Domain 2Domain 1Domain 2

(1) How do you assess your pain relief after treatment in this study?0.830.650.240.82
(2) How do you assess your activity level after treatment in this study?0.850.89−0.050.85
(3) How has your quality of life changed after treatment in this study?0.920.930.010.93
(4) Would you undergo this treatment again?0.47−0.010.660.59
(5) How do you compare the treatment you received in this study to previous medication or therapies for your pain?0.650.210.620.84

EFA: exploratory factor analysis; CFA: confirmatory factor analysis; SAT: Self-Assessment of Treatment.
xploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were conducted to evaluate the factor (scale) structure of the SAT and fit of the 5 items within the hypothesized scale. Pooled dataset included data from two clinical trials, Studies C116 ( ) and C117 ( ).

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