Table 1

Questionnaire items included in the composite indicators of the empowerment domains derived from principal components analyses
“Power within” Component loadings from PCA “Power with” Component loadings from PCA “Power over resources” Component loadings from PCA
Questions Component 1 Component 2 Questions Component 1 Component 2 Questions Component 1
I do not feel ashamed to say I am a SW in a meeting with other SWs .905* -.068 How confident are you that sex workers can work together to keep each other safe from harm? .137 .607* Possession of a voter ID .931*
I do not feel ashamed to say I am a SW in a meeting with social/health workers .994* -.052 How confident are you that sex workers can work together to increase the use of condom? -.060 .676* Possession of a bank account .471*
I do not feel ashamed to go on my own to NGO/CBOs 1.012* -.084 How confident are you that sex workers can work together to speak up for your rights? -.086 .882* Possession of a ration card .957*
How confident do you feel in giving advice to your fellow SWs, neighbours, or friends? .224 .939* How confident are you that sex workers can work together to improve your lives? -.079 .845*
How confident do you feel speaking your opinion in a large group of people? -.016 .793* Can you count on your colleagues if you need to borrow money? .608* -.032
Can you count on your colleagues to accompany you to the doctor or hospital? .601* .016
Can you count on your colleagues if you need to talk about your problems? .575* .105
Can you count on your colleagues if you need advice? .670* .089
Can you count on your colleagues if you need somewhere to stay? .673* .037
Can you count on your colleagues to help with a violent or difficult client? .601* .011
Can you count on your colleagues to support the use of condom? .700* -.062
The group of women with whom you work is an integrated group .636* .074
You can trust the majority of the people working in your area .605* .069
In general, the people you work with get along well .758* -.015

*Asterisks signify that the question loads onto that component since the component loading is >0.4 (see Methods).

Blanchard et al.

Blanchard et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:234   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-234

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