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Table 4 Three factors extracted by the factor analysis with Varimax rotation

From: Cross cultural adaptation and analysis of psychometric properties of Sinhala version of Menopause Rating Scale

Subscale (As original scale) Item Item Component (As FA suggested in this study)
1 (Psychological) 2 (Somato-sexual) 3 (Physical)
Somato-vegetative 1 Hot flushes, sweating   0.40 0.56
2 Heart discomfort   0.52  
3 Sleep disturbances    0.56
Psychological 4 Depressive mood 0.80   
5 Irritability 0.77   
6 Anxiety 0.88   
7 Physical and mental exhaustion    0.71
Uro-genital 8 Sexual problems   0.83  
9 Bladder problems    0.62
10 Dryness of vagina   0.86  
Somato-vegetative 11 Joint and muscular discomfort    0.60
  1. Items are presented in short forms, All coefficients are significant at p<0.01
  2. Extraction Method: Principal Component Analysis, Rotation Method: Varimax with Kaiser Normalization
  3. Factor 1 was named as “psychological”, Factor 2 was named as “somato-sexual” and Factor 3 was named as “physical” considering the nature of saturated items in this analysis