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Table 2 Psychometric characteristics of the BDI-II: N = 624

From: Dimensional and hierarchical models of depression using the Beck Depression Inventory-II in an Arab college student sample

BDI-II item Corrected item total correlation Mean (SD) % subjects scoring > 0
BDI 1: sadness 0.46 0.86(0.73) 70.0
BDI 2: pessimism 0.42 0.52(0.80) 36.4
BDI 3: past failure 0.48 0.49(0.76) 33.5
BDI 4: loss of pleasure 0.42 0.95(0.97) 62.0
BDI 5: guilty feelings 0.36 0.91(0.86) 60.4
BDI 6: punishment feelings 0.41 0.75(0.95) 45.7
BDI 7: self-dislike 0.51 0.40(0.73) 28.2
BDI 8: self-criticalness 0.36 1.1(0.87) 76.6
BDI 9: suicidal thoughts 0.45 0.26(0.54) 22.4
BDI 10: crying 0.39 0.73(1.1) 40.5
BDI 11: agitation 0.37 0.98(1.1) 63.5
BDI 12: loss of interest 0.39 0.64(0.79) 45.7
BDI 13: indecisiveness 0.52 0.98(0.89) 63.1
BDI 14: worthlessness 0.40 0.49(0.81) 29.3
BDI 15: loss of energy 0.50 0.99(0.81) 67.9
BDI 16: sleep pattern 0.43 0.83(0.82) 61.7
BDI 17: irritability 0.49 1.1(0.93) 72.3
BDI 18: appetite 0.37 0.68(0.84) 49.0
BDI 19: concentration 0.14 0.75(1.0) 44.6
BDI 20: tiredness 0.26 0.68(0.84) 49.0
BDI 21: loss of interest in sex 0.23 0.47(0.81) 30.8