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Table 2 Factor loadings for rotated solution (three factors)

From: Patterns of childhood adverse events are associated with clinical characteristics of bipolar disorder

CTQ itema Factor 1 Factor 2 Factor 3
There was not enough food in the house for everyone CTQ 001 .370 .145 .300
I knew there was someone to take care of me and protect me b CTQ 002 .736 .136 .154
People in my family said hurtful or insulting things to me CTQ 003 .505 .124 .325
My parents were to drunk or high to look after the family CTQ 004 .328 .245 .148
There was someone in my family who helped me feel that I was important or special b CTQ 005 .530 .132 .088
I had to go in dirty cloths CTQ 006 .320 .013 .202
I felt loved b CTQ 007 .807 .208 .112
I thought that my parents wished I had never been born CTQ 008 .539 .101 .278
Someone in my family hit so hard I had to go to the doctor or the hospital CTQ 009 .244 .292 .452
People in my family hit me so hard that it left me with bruises or marks CTQ 011 .257 .071 .819
I was punished with a belt, a board, a cord, or some other hard objects CTQ 012 .192 .102 .596
People in my family looked out for each other b CTQ 013 .856 .003 .117
People in my family said hurtful or insulting things to me CTQ 014 .623 .047 .402
I believe I was physical abused CTQ 015 .309 .164 .802
I got hit or beaten so badly that it was noticed by someone like a neighbor, teacher, or doctor CTQ 017 .153 .147 .715
I felt someone in my family hated me CTQ 018 .572 .122 .375
People in my family felt close to each other b CTQ 019 .692 .092 .062
Someone tried to touch me in a sexual way or tried to me make touch them CTQ 020 .177 .873 .062
Someone threatened to hurt me or tell lies about me unless I did something sexual with them CTQ 021 .170 .634 .132
Someone tried to make me do sexual things or watch sexual things CTQ 023 .112 .928 .083
Someone molested me CTQ 024 .084 .770 .261
I believe I was emotional abused CTQ 025 .664 .145 .439
Someone took me to a doctor if I needed b CTQ 026 .445 .104 .182
I believe I was sexually abused CTQ 027 .071 .906 .103
My family was a source of strength and support b CTQ 028 .852 .086 .225
  1. a Each item begins with the phrase “ when I was growing up”, and is rated on a 5 point Likert-type scale. Response options are “never true”, “rarely true”, “sometimes true”, “often true”, and “very often true”.
  2. b Reverse-coded item.