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Table 4 Results from a SEM analysis specifying a g factor and the four CORE domains in clinical sample 2 ( n = 257)

From: The factor structure and psychometric properties of the Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation – Outcome Measure (CORE-OM) in Norwegian clinical and non-clinical samples

  Common factors
CORE items P1 F W R g
2 (P) I have felt tense, anxious or nervous .50     .58
5 (P) I have felt totally lacking in energy and enthusiasm .47     .43
8 (P) I have been troubled by aches, pains or other physical problems .35     .20
11 (P) Tension and anxiety have prevented me doing important things .41     .50
13 (P) I have been disturbed by unwanted thoughts or feelings .28     .58
15 (P) I have felt panic or terror .52     .41
18 (P) I have had difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep .22     .39
20 (P) My problems have been impossible to put to one side .38     .36
23 (P) I have felt despairing or hopeless .25     .74
27 (P) I have felt unhappy .26 (−.03)    .75
28 (P) Unwanted images or memories have been distressing me .20   (.17)   .49
30 (P) I have thought I am to blame for my problems and difficulties .01   (.24)   .50
R 2 .12 .00 .01 .00 .27
1 (F) I have felt terribly alone and isolated   .13    .47
3 (F) I have felt I have someone to turn to for support when needed   .19    .37
7 (F) I have felt able to cope when things go wrong   .26    .69
10 (F) Talking to people has felt too much for me (.40) .21    .39
12 (F) I have been happy with the things I have done   .39    .69
19 (F) I have felt warmth and affection for someone   .14    .31
21 (F) I have been able to do most things I needed to (.08) .20    .49
25 (F) I have felt criticized by other people   .19 (.60)   .40
26 (F) I have thought I have no friends   .13 (.39)   .43
29 (F) I have been irritable when with other people   .31   (.35) .18
32 (F) I have achieved the things I wanted to   .19    .63
33 (F) I have felt humiliated or shamed by other people   .14 (.50)   .40
R 2 .01 .05 .06 .01 .23
4 (W) I have felt OK about myself   (.45) -.11   .64
14 (W) I have felt like crying (.21)   -.01   .48
17 (W) I have felt overwhelmed by my problems (.51)   -.04   .60
31 (W) I have felt optimistic about my future   (.16) -.19   .59
R 2 .08 .06 .01 .00 .34
6 (R) I have been physically violent to others     .69 .36
9 (R) I have thought of hurting myself   (−.31)   .06 .82
16 (R) I made plans to end my life   (−.39)   .08 .81
22 (R) I have threatened or intimidated another person     .76 .32
24 (R) I have thought it would be better if I were dead   (−.19)   .05 .85
34 (R) I have hurt myself physically or taken dangerous risks with my health     .49 .59
R 2 .00 .05 .00 .22 .44
  1. Notes. R 2 = Explained variance (%). Factor loadings in parentheses were estimated as specified by the principal component analysis (from Table 2).
  2. 1 Domain names: P =Symptoms/ Problems, W= Subjective well-being, F = Functioning, Risk=Risk, g = General factor.