Table 1

Component Score Values of the Women's perception of the infant's difficult behaviors Scale estimated at the infant's age of 3 and 6 months

Items of the Scale

At the age of 3 months

At the age of 6 months


Prolonged or frequent diarrhea or constipation

0.15

0.08


Pronounced lack of interest in being fed or active refusal to eat

0.18

0.25


Excessive demand to be fed

0.21

0.22


Frequent waking and crying at night

0.27

0.20


General frequent and intense crying

0.31

0.29


Noticeable stiffening, turning away, or crying when picked up or handled

0.31

0.28


Pronounced clinging when picked up or intense crying when put down

0.20

0.33


Eigen value

2.44

2.33


Percent variance

34.9

33.26


Extraction Method: Principal Component Analysis.

Sirvinskiene et al. BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:44   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-44

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