Table 4

Reinforcing factors derived from principle factor analysis with varimax rotation for the MSSCQ
Factor 4: Encouraging factors for midwives with 7 statements Loadings
1. Encouraging colleagues improves skin-to-skin contact. 0.074
2. Patient’s confidence in the delivery team improves skin-to-skin contact. 0.478
3. Mother’s calmness during skin-to-skin contact will encourage the midwife. 0.654
4. Newborn’s calmness during skin-to-skin contact will encourage the midwife. 0.601
5. Mother’s satisfaction with skin-to-skin contact will encourage the midwife. 0.672
6. Mother’s desire for skin-to-skin contact will encourage the midwife. 0.647
7. Mother’s request for skin-to-skin contact will encourage the midwife to perform it. 0.687
Test- re-test* ICC = 1.000
Cronbach’s α coefficient of Factor 4 0.72
Eigen values 3.148
Explained variance (%) 4.12
Factor 9: Support of the medical team with 4 statements Loadings
8. Physician’s support will improve skin-to-skin contact. 0.676
9. Anesthesiologist’s support will improve skin-to-skin contact. 0.753
10. Pediatrician’s support will improve skin-to-skin contact. 0.761
11. Hospital authorities’ support will improve skin-to-skin contact. 0.595
Test- re-test* ICC = 1.000
Cronbach’s α coefficient of Factor 9 0.75
Eigen values 2.135
Explained variance (%) 2.54
Factor 10: Companion’s support with 3statements Loadings
12. Presence of educated companion in the labor room improves skin-to-skin contact. 0.439
13. Support of mother’s relatives improves skin-to-skin contact. 0.776
14. The husband’s support improves skin-to-skin contact. 0.776
Test- re-test* ICC = 0.889
Cronbach’s α coefficient of Factor 10 0.68
Initial Eigen values 1.931
Explained variance (%) 2.30
Factor 11: Self-motivation with 4 statements Loadings
15. Midwife’s awareness of advantages of skin-to-skin contact improves its implementation. 0.708
16. Midwife’s desire for skin-to-skin contact will encourage her to perform it. 0.683
17. Awareness of advantages of skin-to-skin contact through media will improve its implementation. 0.372
18. Midwife’s support for skin contact will encourage its implementation. 0.526
Test- re-test* ICC = 1.000
Cronbach’s α coefficient of Factor 11 0.66
Eigen values 1.846
Explained variance (%) 2.20
Factor 14: Facilities and equipment with 5 statements Loadings
19. Presence of an appropriate labor bed affects skin contact. 0.471
20. The temperature of the labor room affects skin contact. 0.643
21. Availability of private space during labor affects skin contact. 0.557
22. Presence of an appropriate space in the operation room affects skin contact. 0.405
23. Presence of a midwife to take care of the newborn affects skin contact. 0.495
Test- re-test* ICC = 1.000
Cronbach’s α coefficient of Factor 14 0.64
Eigen values 1.483
Explained variance (%) 1.77
Factor 15: Midwife’s occupational satisfaction with 3 statements Loadings
24. Midwife’s occupational satisfaction affects skin contact. 0.544
25. Eliminating the marginal responsibilities of midwives affects skin contact. 0.556
26. Providing independence and granting the responsibility of normal delivery to midwife affects skin contact. 0.312
Test- re-test* ICC = 0.697
Cronbach’s α coefficient of Factor 15 0.60
Eigen values 1.401
Explained variance (%) 1.67
Cumulative variance (%) 60.61
Total test-re test of reinforcing factor structure ICC = 0.964
Total test-re test of The MSSCQ ICC = 0.94
Total Cronbach’s α coefficient of reinforcing factor structure 0.84
Cronbach’s alpha coefficient of The MSSCQ 0.92

*Test re-test stability with a 2-week interval (n = 60).

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Nahidi et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:85   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-14-85

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