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Table 3 Factor loadings for EFA after rotation in sample 1

From: Is geriatric depression scale a valid instrument to screen depression in Chinese community-dwelling elderly?

Item Factor 1 Factor 2 Factor 3 Factor 4
21. Full of energy 0.789    
7. In good spirits most of the time 0.773    
9. Feel happy most of the time 0.764    
27. Enjoy getting up in the morning 0.762    
19. Find life very exciting 0.721    
5. Hopeful about the future 0.705    
29. Easy to make decisions 0.685    
15. Wonderful to be alive now 0.684    
30. Mind as clear as it used to be 0.662    
1. Basically satisfied with life 0.427    
3. Feel life is empty   0.678   
4. Often get bored   0.674   
6. Bothered by thoughts   0.651   
8. Afraid something bad will happen   0.599   
10. Often feel helpless   0.549   
2. Drop many activities and interests   0.534   
11. Often get restless and fidgety   0.512 (0.415)  
13. Frequently worry about the future   0.398 (0.394)  
25. Frequently feel like crying    0.746  
24. Frequently get upset over little things    0.713  
22. Situation is hopeless    0.610  
18. Worry a lot about the past   (0.379) 0.566  
16. Often feel downhearted and blue    0.559  
17. Feel pretty worthless the way   (0.397) 0.514  
20. Hard to get started on new projects     0.703
14. Have more problems with memory than most     0.609
23. Most people are better off     0.579
28. Prefer to avoid social gatherings     0.512
26. Have trouble concentrating     0.492
12. Prefer to stay at home, rather than going out and doing new things   (0.375)   0.469
Explained variance (%) 16.686 11.662 10.969 8.039