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Table 2 Statistical factor analysis, with item loading and communality for a Swedish Canine Orthopaedic Index

From: Adaptation of the Canine Orthopaedic Index to evaluate chronic elbow osteoarthritis in Swedish dogs

Item Factor Factor loading Communality
1. Stiffness in the morning 1 0.67 0.45
2. Stiffness during the day 1 0.82 0.69
3. Ability to rise to standing 1 0.69 0.50
5. General joint discomfort 1 0.80 0.71
6. Ability to jump up 2 0.92 0.88
7. Ability to jump down 2 0.93 0.89
8. Ability to climb up 3 0.97 0.95
9. Ability to climb down 3 0.95 0.92
11. Severity of lameness during mild activity 1 0.72 0.69
13. Severity of lameness during moderate activity 1 0.68 0.62
15. Stiffness the day after moderate activity 1 0.68 0.63
16. Owner awareness of dog’s joint discomfort 1 0.82 0.76
20. QOL during the last month 1 0.37 0.15
21. Decrease in general activity 1 0.61 0.46
22. Concerns about life length 1 0.79 0.63