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Table 4 Exploratory factor analysis of PCL-C

From: Validity of the posttraumatic stress disorders (PTSD) checklist in pregnant women

Item Factor 1 Factor 2 Factor 3
1. Memories/thoughts/images 0.68 0.07 0.01
2. Repeated, disturbing dreams 0.70 0.11 −0.15
3. Acting/feeling as if happening again 0.74 0.10 −0.11
4. Feeling upset at reminders 0.74 0.04 0.16
5. Physical reactions at reminders 0.65 0.07 0.07
6. Avoid thinking/talking/feelings 0.74 −0.11 0.28
7. Avoid activities/situations 0.75 −0.08 0.25
8. Trouble remember details 0.59 0.19 −0.14
9. Loss of interest in activities 0.15 0.60 -0.05
10. Feeling distant or cut off from others 0.10 0.69 -0.03
11. Feeling emotionally numb 0.10 0.70 -0.15
12. Feeling as if future cut short 0.13 0.65 -0.04
13. Trouble sleeping −0.11 0.54 0.27
14. Irritability/angry outbursts −0.04 0.49 0.53
15. Difficulty concentrating 0.00 0.60 0.20
16. Super alert or watchful 0.07 −0.17 0.78
17. Jumpy or easily started −0.05 0.44 0.55
  1. Factor loadings >0.5 are in bold