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Table 2 The explained variances and eigenvalues of the WSW-RHQ dimensions and the factor loadings and the communality values of their items

From: Development and psychometric evaluation of the women shift workers’ reproductive health questionnaire: a sequential exploratory mixed-method study

Items Factor loading Item communality Variance (%) Eigenvalue
1 29. During pregnancy, I had a poor nutrition due to consuming workplace foods. 0.80 0.68 22.29 7.58
28. During pregnancy, I easily got angry due to my shift work.. 0.74 0.60
33. My insufficient sleep during breastfeeding was due to shift work.. 0.74 0.56
27. My anxiety and apprehension during pregnancy was due to work conditions. 0.73 0.57
30. During pregnancy, I couldn’t prepare healthy food due to fatigue and lack of time. 0.72 0.62
26. Working during pregnancy exacerbated my pelvic pains. 0.72 0.52
34. When I returned to work, I had breast engorgement and pain. 0.71 0.45
31. During pregnancy, I could not rest due to my shift work. 0.70 0.60
35. When I returned to work, breastfeeding turned into a concern. 0.70 0.41
25. Work conditions exacerbated my nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. 0.65 0.41
40. Because of my shift work, I had to prematurely wean my baby. 0.41 0.31
2 4. My feeling of early aging is due to shift work. 0.87 0.70 14.29 4.94
1. My physical fatigue is due to work conditions. 0.81 0.57
8. Because of my shift work, I don’t have adequate time for satisfying my womanly needs (such as going to beauty shop, grooming, etc.). 0.78 0.58
2. My insufficient sleep is due to shift work. . 0.72 0.56
7. My aggression is due to shift work.. 0.70 0.53
Shift work reduced my resistance to illnesses. 0.67 0.55
5. My stress is due my work conditions. . 0.67 0.46
6. I have not enough happiness due to my work conditions. 0.70 0.50
9. Because of my shift work, I don’t have adequate time for screening tests such as Pap smear and breast examination. 0.60 0.46
10. Because of my shift work, I don’t have adequate time for pleasurable activities such as sport, recreation, and travel. 0.55 0.40
3 15. I escape from sexual relationships or reluctantly engage in it. 0.90 0.70 10.43 3.54
13. My sexual pleasure reduced due to my work-related fatigue. 0.67 0.71
14. I don’t reach sexual climax due to my work-related fatigue. 0.77 0.63
12. My libido reduced due to work-related fatigue and insufficient sleep. 0.76 0.70
11. My work-related fatigue has caused me not to positively respond to my husband’s request for sex. 0.73 0.70
16. My reduced interest in sexual relationships has reduced the intimacy between me and my husband. 0.63 0.47
4 19. During menstruation, I feel pain in my back and lower abdomen if I am at work. . 0.85 0.70 5.91 2.01
20. During menstruation, I need analgesics to reduce my pain if I am at work. 0.85 0.65
My work aggravates premenstrual physical symptoms (such as headache, breast tenderness, and weakness). 58.0 52.0
21. I suffer from irregular menstruation due to my shift work. 0.49 0.38
5 36. I had a premature delivery due to job strain. . 0.96 0.78 5.67 1.93
37. My premature labor pain was due to shift work. 0.89 0.72
38. My spotting during pregnancy was due to my work conditions. 0.48 0.42