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Table 3 Exploratory factor analysis loadings of family physician competency model

From: Development of competency model for family physicians against the background of ‘internet plus healthcare’ in China: a mixed methods study

Items EFA factors (n = 221)
Factor 1 Factor 2 Factor 3 Factor 4 Factor 5
1a. General medical service 0.504* − 0.018 0.496* − 0.010 − 0.009
1b. Health management service for special population 0.643* 0.187 0.268 0.013 − 0.048
1c. Health education service 0.668* 0.531* − 0.022 0.104 − 0.107
1d. Management of infectious patients 0.520* 0.487* 0.089 0.219 0.012
1e. Rehabilitation service 0.690* 0.105 0.074 0.333* 0.143
1f. Disease surveillance 0.773* 0.162 − 0.006 0.343* 0.135
1g. Referral coordination 0.462* 0.556* 0.261 − 0.009 0.141
1h. Using telemedicine system 0.291* 0.482* 0.219 − 0.048 0.158
1i. Using two-way referral information system 0.197* 0.731* 0.075 − 0.107 0.008
1j. Online health education 0.027 0.905* − 0.085 0.012 − 0.009
1k. Online health promotion 0.127 0.836* 0.021 0.143 − 0.016
1l. Online health guide − 0.052 0.965* − 0.043 0.135 − 0.157*
1m. Online information exchange − 0.025 0.987* − 0.056 0.14 − 0.109
1n. Understanding and implementation of regulations 0.976* 0.049 − 0.033 0.158 − 0.064
2a. Frontier understanding of industry dynamic − 0.097 0.043 0.414* 0.008 − 0.108
2b. Professional interest and recognition − 0.055 0.068 0.868* − 0.009 − 0.012
2c. Industry self-discipline 0.029 0.201 0.688* − 0.016 0.013
2d. Pursuit of progress and development − 0.081 0.330* 0.343* 0.382* 0.104
2e. Spirit of service 0.006 0.105 0.760* 0.159 0.219
2f. Respect the patient’s right to know and privacy − 0.005 − 0.167* 0.712* − 0.084 0.333*
2g. Collect and process information − 0.109 − 0.004 0.921* 0.093 0.343*
2h. Work under stress − 0.104 0.214* 0.236* 0.289* 0.372*
2i. Time management − 0.1 0.029 0.999* − 0.025 0.115
3a. Communicate with patients 0.12 0.058 − 0.069 0.796* − 0.133
3b. Doctor-patient decision-making 0.085 − 0.007 0.042 0.822* 0.266*
3c. Meet the needs of patients 0.045 − 0.049 0.026 0.866* − 0.054
3d. Team communication and collaboration 0.091 0.049 0.382* 0.804* 0.159*
3e. Actively seek help − 0.144 − 0.005 0.159 0.159* 0.066
3f. Organizational and coordination capabilities − 0.001 0.053 − 0.084 0.897* 0.472*
4a. Patience 0.050 − 0.072 0.093 0.115 0.848*
4b. Empathy 0.035 − 0.019 0.289* − 0.130 0.881*
4c. Grittiness − 0.066 0.064 − 0.025 0.066 0.902*
4d. Influence − 0.109 0.073 0.058 0.266* 0.945*
4e. Responsibility 0.05 0.036 − 0.004 − 0.054 0.290*
4f. Decisiveness 0.104 0.108 0.079 0.159* 0.119*
  1. *p < 0.05
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