Table 1

Factor loadings of the 19 items retained in the reduced factors
Factor Question wording & items Original scale Factor loading
Personal failure Nothing ever works out for me anymore CATS 0.57
It’s my fault that things have gone wrong CATS 0.62
I’ve made such a mess of my life CATS 0.77
Generalised anxiety I worry about bad things happening to me RCADS 0.74
I worry about making mistakes RCADS 0.69
I am worried that I will do badly at school work RCADS 0.70
I worry about doing poorly at things RCADS 0.75
I worry about what will happen RCADS 0.73
Physical symptoms of anxiety and depression My heart suddenly beats too quickly for no reason RCADS 0.63
I am tired a lot RCADS 0.74
I feel like I don’t want to move RCADS 0.69
I felt so tired I just sat around and did nothing SMFQ 0.69
I was very restless SMFQ 0.65
I found it hard to think or concentrate properly SMFQ 0.54
Positive self-esteem On the whole, I am satisfied with myself RSE 0.64
I take a positive attitude towards myself RSE 0.66
I feel that I have a number of good qualities RSE 0.85
I am able to do things as well as most other people RSE 0.77
I feel that I am a person of worth, at least as equal as others RSE 0.72

Phillips et al.

Phillips et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:604   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-604

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