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Table 2 The results obtained from exploratory factor analysis for the GAI*

From: The Iranian version of geriatric anxiety inventory (GAI-P): a validation study

Item’s number Items Factor 1 Factor2 Factor3
1 I worry a lot of the time 0.728 0.226 0.322
2 I find it difficult to make a decision 0.699 0.120 0.165
3 I often feel jumpy 0.726 0.410 0.201
5 I often cannot enjoy things because of my worries 0.741 0.346 0.254
8 I think of myself as a worrier 0.789 0.491 0.411
9 I can’t help worrying about even trivial things 0.651 0.215 0.491
11 My own thoughts often make me anxious 0.590 0.202 0.122
14 I always anticipate the worst will happen 0.662 0.323 0.193
16 I think that my worries interfere with my life 0.732 0.105 0.215
17 My worries often overwhelm me 0.724 0.160 0.280
19 I miss out on things because I worry too much 0.745 0.216 0.359
4 I find it hard to relax 0.347 0.747 0.024
6 Little things bother me a lot 0.032 0.715 0.096
10 I often feel nervous 0.165 0.753 0.010
13 I think of myself as a nervous person 0.065 0.556 0.342
20 I often feel upset 0.002 0.750 0.229
7 I often feel like I have butterflies in my stomach 0.032 0.096 0.773
12 I get an upset stomach due to my worrying 0.065 0.324 0.593
15 I often feel shaky inside 0.208 0.193 0.763
18 I sometimes feel a great knot in my stomach 0.171 0.0.09 0.700
  1. *Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin measure of sampling adequacy = 0.967, Bartlett’s test of Sphericity was significant (p < .001)
  2. Factor1; cognitive, Factor2: arousal Factor3: somatic