Table 2

Factors describing physician opinions to partner notification

Factor IFactor IIFactor IIIFactor IV
“Norms”“Patient relations”“Infection control”“Time/money”
CRPaRPrRCRPaRPrRCRPaRPrRCRPaRPrR
N = 3844. CR = case reporting; PaR = patient referral; PrR = provider referral. Percentage of variance refers to the proportion of variance accounted for by each factor (I–IV) for each variable (CR, PaR, PRR). Reliability refers to coefficient α (internal consistency) for each of the bold items defining the four factors (I–IV) across the three variables (CR, PaR, PRR).
% of variance18.113.717.117.621.615.315.615.417.010.76.814.1
Reliability (α)0.860.740.830.830.790.790.750.740.800.670.580.82
Complies with clinic standard of care 0.794 0.571 0.736 −0.206−0.135−0.1240.2790.3910.259−0.060−0.218−0.141
What most of my colleagues do 0.785 0.736 0.786 −0.187−0.189−0.1400.1850.1000.010−0.109−0.015−0.135
Expected by my health department 0.792 0.743 0.775 −0.170−0.096−0.0380.1690.096−0.083−0.0370.164−0.093
Valued in my clinic setting 0.646 0.673 0.777 −0.229−0.295−0.1760.3430.3200.250−0.145−0.001−0.146
I don’t feel comfortable−0.273−0.216−0.256 0.772 0.671 0.690 −0.082−0.070−0.0710.1240.1710.257
I don’t feel well trained−0.197−0.208−0.189 0.717 0.592 0.576 −0.012−0.0320.0100.1120.2980.194
Causes my patients not to return−0.130−0.126−0.013 0.819 0.630 0.858 −0.140−0.097−0.1170.1290.3990.088
Gets the patient upset with me−0.108−0.051−0.070 0.776 0.666 0.865 −0.1230.024−0.0650.1560.3800.139
Not my responsibility −0.421 −0.235 −0.479 0.404 0.593 0.335 −0.250−0.219−0.2360.348−0.085 0.352
Help prevent spread of STD0.2060.1820.064−0.203−0.101−0.046 0.676 0.711 0.776 −0.025−0.0440.001
Fulfil my “duty to warn”0.339 0.409 0.288−0.1560.056−0.020 0.493 0.387 0.570 0.146−0.3340.164
Protects my patients from re-infection0.0910.1490.069−0.103−0.013−0.021 0.764 0.778 0.804 −0.074−0.118−0.104
Opportunity for prevention education0.2130.2490.160−0.129−0.234−0.108 0.679 0.622 0.739 −0.058−0.0300.010
Helps patients change their risk behaviour0.131−0.0490.1300.015−0.079−0.063 0.723 0.759 0.736 −0.164−0.024−0.151
Takes too much of my time−0.330−0.047−0.1770.308 0.845 0.1760.005−0.159−0.034 0.777 −0.232 0.901
Takes too much staff time−0.320−0.035−0.1730.327 0.844 0.187−0.001−0.149−0.045 0.772 −0.236 0.896
An activity I won’t get paid for0.1570.081−0.1160.0210.1360.214−0.135−0.114−0.054 0.573 0.644 0.627