Table 2

Factors extracted from the CDS by principal components analysis with varimax rotation (N = 152)
Item number Items Mood Anhedonia Cognition Fear Sleep Suicide
13 The possibility of sudden death worries me (fear) .554 .031
18 Things which i regret most about my life are bothering me (mood) .592
21 I become tearful more easily than before (mood) .812
22 I seem to get more easily irritated by others than before (anhedonia) .826 .060
24 I lose my temper more easily nowadays (mood) .659
25 I feel frustrated (mood) .580
4R I get pleasure from life at present (anhedonia) .568
23R I feel independent and control in my life (anhedonia) .487
1 I have dropped many of my interests and activities (anhedonia) .593
3 I can’t be bothered doing anything much (anhedonia) .551
8 I am not the person i used to be (anhedonia) .409
16 I get hardly anything done (anhedonia) .412
15R My mind is as fast and alert as always (cognition) .727
19R I gain as much pleasure from leisure activities as i used to (anhedonia) .312 .620
20R My memory is as good as it always was (cognition) .675
2R My concentration is as good as it ever was (cognition) .686
5 I am concerned about the uncertainty of my health (fear) .564
17 My problems are not yet over (fear) .651
6 I may not recover properly (fear) .781
7 My sleep is restless and disturbed (sleep) .635
9 I wake up in the early hours of the morning and cannot get back to sleep (sleep) .754
12R I feel in good spirits (suicide) .577
26 I am concerned about my capacity for sexual activity (fear) .248 .573
10 I feel like im living on borrowed time (fear) .183 .433
11 Dying is the best solution for me (suicide) .747 .139
14 There is only misery in the future for me (suicide) .663 .252
Cronbach’s alpha .77 .82 .66 .74 .80 .62

Kiropoulos et al.

Kiropoulos et al. BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:216   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-12-216

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