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Table 4 Exploratory factor analysis - rotated factor matrixa

From: Psychometric properties of the Danish Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale in patients with cardiac disease: results from the DenHeart survey

 Factor
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Item 9. I get a sort of frightened feeling like ‘butterflies’ in the stomach0.81 
Item 3. I get a sort of frightened feeling as if something awful is about to happen0.80 
Item 5. Worrying thoughts go through my mind0.69 
Item 13. I get sudden feelings of panic0.71 
Item 1. I feel tense or ‘wound up’0.60 
Item 7. I can sit at ease and feel relaxed0.410.36
Item 11. I feel restless as I have to be on the move0.46 
Item 12. I look forward with enjoyment to things 0.79
Item 6. I feel cheerful 0.67
Item 2. I still enjoy the things I used to enjoy 0.72
Item 4. I can laugh and see the funny side of things 0.62
Item 8. I feel as if I am slowed down 0.54
Item 10. I have lost interest in my appearance 0.55
Item 14. I can enjoy a good book or radio or TV program 0.45
Cumulative % of variance explained45.2253.99
Eigenvalue6.331.23
  1. aExploratory factor analyses using principal axis extraction based in eigenvalues
  2. greater than 1, Oblimin rotation and cut-off point of 0.30
  3. Loadings> 0.40 in bold