Table 2

Two factor solution from factor analysis with oblimin rotation in 295 pregnant women who completed the 22-item Tilburg Pregnancy Distress Scale; the Pattern Matrix

Factor I

Negative Affect

Factor II

Partner Involvement


Eigenvalue

4.8

2.66


Percentage of variance explained

21.64

12.01


1. enjoying pregnancy

.56

2. experience pregnancy together

.86

3. worry about delivery

.72

4. partner and I closer together

.67

5. worry about pregnancy

.51

6. worry about health of baby

.53

7. concerns about job

.48

8. feeling supported by partner

.80

9. concerns about finances

.48

10. high workload

11. insecure about qualities

12. feeling beautiful

13. fear of taking care of baby alone

14. fear losing self-control

.59

15. feeling angry

16. choices concerning delivery

.50

17. worry about delivery

.78

18. feeling tense

.72

19. sharing feelings with partner

.78

20. worry about gaining weight

.49

21. concerned with physical discomforts

.49

22. disliking pregnant belly


A cut-off score of item loading of .40 was used and a minimum difference of .20 if an item had two loadings. For full text of items see appendix.

Pop et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2011 11:80   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-11-80

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