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Table 7 Best fit factorial model for WURSS-44

From: Validation of a short form Wisconsin Upper Respiratory Symptom Survey (WURSS-21)

Throat issues with cough   Sinus  
Composite reliability 0.895 Composite reliability 0.939
AVE 0.61 AVE 0.770
Cronbach's α 0.907 Cronbach's α 0.897
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Coughing 0.243 Sinus pain 0.923
Coughing stuff up 0.224 Sinus pressure 0.952
Cough interfering with sleep 0.337 Sinus drainage 0.883
Sore throat 0.952 Head congestion 0.580
Scratchy throat 0.890 Chest congestion 0.255
Hoarseness 0.854   
Speak clearly 0.449   
Sweats   Ear and Eye Issues  
Composite Reliability 0.927 Composite reliability 0.901
AVE 0.760 AVE 0.740
Cronbach's α 0.871 Cronbach's α 0.852
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Sweats 0.885 Plugged ears 0.941
Chills 0.895 Ear discomfort 0.943
Feverish 0.880 Watery eyes 0.295
Dizziness 0.828 Eye discomfort 0.274
Tiredness   Cough with Chest Issues  
Composite reliability 0.959 Composite reliability 0.956
AVE 0.867 AVE 0.780
Cronbach's α 0.939 Cronbach's α 0.929
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Feeling run down 0.977 Cough 0.712
Feeling tired 0.959 Coughing stuff up 0.676
Lack of energy 0.970 Cough interfering with sleep 0.636
Head congestion 0.354 Chest congestion 0.776
Activity and function   Chest tightness  
Composite reliability 0.967 Heaviness 0.957
AVE 0.790 Nasal and Eye Issues  
Cronbach's α 0.952 Composite reliability 0.873
Items in dimension Loading AVE 0.630
Think clearly 0.815 Cronbach's α 0.759
Walk, climb stairs, exercise 0.904 Items in dimension Loading
Accomplish daily activities 0.973 Runny nose 0.760
Work outside the home 0.923 Sneezing 0.761
Work inside the home 0.970 Watery eyes 0.685
Interact with others 0.902 Eye discomfort 0.757
Live your personal life 0.922   
Speak clearly 0.393   
  1. AVE = Average Variance Extracted
  2. Loading = Standardized loading coefficient