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Table 2 Varimax rotated factor structure for Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale Symptom Checklist Category Scores obtained in 73 OCD patients evaluated at baselinea

From: Exploratory analysis of obsessive compulsive symptom dimensions in children and adolescents: a Prospective follow-up study

  Factor Loading
  Factor 1 Symmetry/Ordering Factor 2 Obsessive Factor 3 Contamination/Cleaning Factor 4 Hoarding
Symptoms categories     
   Obsessions     
Aggressive 0.30 0.70 0.18 0.20
Contamination -0.02 0.27 0.84 -0.02
Sexual 0.03 0.86 0.15 0.03
Hoarding 0.12 0.21 0.02 0.87
Religious 0.20 0.29 0.63 0.15
Symmetry 0.80 0.02 0.17 0.22
Somatic -0.05 0.54 0.38 0.37
   Compulsions     
Cleaning 0.36 -0.24 0.69 0.07
Checking 0.61 0.31 0.38 -0.03
Repeating 0.62 0.56 -0.16 0.03
Counting 0.49 0.56 -0.16 0.03
Ordering 0.83 0.17 -0.06 0.25
Hoarding 0.40 -0.08 0.11 0.73
Statistic     
   Eigenvalue 4.58 1.65 1.42 1.05
   Variance explained 35.2% 12.7% 11.0% 8.10%
  1. a Based on the assumption that the scores on the 13 symptoms categories are normally distributed