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Table 2 Exploratory factor analysis (varimax rotation) of the Afghan symptom checklist (ASCL) items

From: Comparing the validity of the self reporting questionnaire and the Afghan symptom checklist: dysphoria, aggression, and gender in transcultural assessment of mental health

  Jigar Khun Aggression Fishar
Felt sad (ASCL9) 0.823 - -
Become jigar khun (ASCL10) 0.815 - -
Thinking too much (ASCL16) 0.778 - -
Trouble concentrating (ASCL23) 0.774 - -
Experienced asabi (ASCL17) 0.710 - -
Had bad memories (ASCL15) 0.641 - -
Felt hopeless (ASCL6) 0.608 - -
Felt irritable (ASCL13) 0.593 - -
Had a headache (ASCL11) 0.588 - -
Felt startled (ASCL14) 0.588 - -
Trouble remembering things (ASCL18) 0.572 - -
Cried (ASCL1) 0.522 0.466 -
Isolated oneself socially (ASCL8) 0.501 - -
Had a nightmare (ASCL12) 0.483 - -
Lack of appetite (ASCL2) 0.477 - -
Difficulty falling asleep (ASCL3) 0.406 - -
Beaten or hurt yourself (ASCL19) - 0.733 -
Quarrel with family member (ASCL4) - 0.726 -
Beat someone in family (ASCL7) - 0.661 -
Felt fishar-e- bala (ASCL20) - - 0.628
Felt fishar-e- payin (ASCL21) - - −0.582
  1. Two items were removed from consideration: “quarreling with a neighbor or friend” (ASCL5) and “difficulties meeting responsibilities because of jigar khun” (ASCL22; see text).