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Table 4 One-factor and bi-factor solutions of RCADS-25 and RCADS-20 subscales (N = 69,487)

From: Psychometric evaluation of two short versions of the Revised Child Anxiety and Depression Scale

  RCADS-25       RCADS-20
One-factor Bi-factor One-factor
Abbreviated item content   BA SAD GAD PD SOC OCD  
Broad anxiety
 Afraid of own at home 0.50 0.47 0.83      
 Afraid of crowded places 0.59 0.62 0.07      
 Scared if I have to sleep on my own 0.59 0.56 0.43      
 Something will happen to family 0.58 0.57   0.31     
 I think about death 0.54 0.55   0.16     
 Something bad will happen 0.72 0.72   0.55     
 Suddenly become dizzy or faint 0.50 0.50    0.27    
 Tremble or shake 0.54 0.53    0.93    
 Suddenly get a scared feeling 0.72 0.76    0.03    
 Worry when done poorly 0.67 0.64     0.25   
 What other people think of me 0.71 0.58     0.66   
 Worry I might look foolish 0.73 0.61     0.54   
 Do things over and over again 0.43 0.40      0.44  
 Have to think special thoughts 0.63 0.61      0.43  
 Do things in just the right way 0.60 0.58      0.53  
MDD
 Feels sad or empty 0.75        0.81
 Feels nothing is much fun anymore 0.68        0.71
 Has trouble sleeping 0.60        
 Has problems with appetite 0.45        
 Has no energy for things 0.65        0.55
 Cannot think clearly 0.66        0.62
 Feels worthless 0.76        0.83
 Feels like does not want to move 0.52        
 Feels tired a lot 0.69        
 Feels restless 0.64        
  1. RCADS Revised Child Anxiety and Depression Scale, BA Common broad anxiety factor, SAD Separation anxiety disorder group factor, GAD Generalized anxiety disorder group factor, PD Panic disorder group factor, SOC Social phobia group factor, OCD Obsessive-compulsive disorder group factor, MDD Major depressive disorder