Table 2—

Reliability of the scales and their factor loadings on the latent traits

Psychometric questionnaires and scalesItem no.Cronbach αCommunalityFactor loading
MISS
 empathy50.8310.8660.930
 information40.7540.8230.907
 competence40.7680.8700.932
GTS
 depressive60.5840.544−0.737
 disposition
SWOP
 self efficacy50.7580.6510.807
 optimism40.7080.6490.806

WHOQOL-Bref
 physical70.8440.6870.829
 psychological60.7950.8120.901
 social30.6980.5330.730
FKV-lis
 active coping50.734
  • Latent variables: MISS, doctor-patient relationship; GTS and SWOP, characteristics of the patient; WHOQOL-Bref, quality of life.