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Table 6 Item statistics and reliability of the 3 subscales

From: The development of a contextually appropriate measure of psychological distress in Sierra Leone

  Factor 1
(µ ± SD)
Factor 2
(µ ± SD)
Factor 3
(µ ± SD)
SLPD scale
(µ ± SD)
Item 9: Have you been so stressed that you have been moving around a lot? 0.62 (0.91)    0.62 (0.91)
Item 11: Have you felt worried and afraid of what will happen? 1.02 (0.99)    1.0 (0.99)
Item 12: Have you found that you feel happy, then very quickly feel annoyed or sad? 1.05 (0.92)    1.1 (0.92)
Item 15: Have you spent a lot of time thinking about your life? 1.55 (1.0)    1.55 (1.0)
Item 16: Have you felt afraid? 0.69 (0.92)    0.69 (0.92)
Item 17: Have you felt confused? 0.90 (0.96)    0.9 (0.96)
Item 18: Have you stopped doing your normal activities (for example work, farming or college) because you don't feel able to continue? 0.71 (0.91)    0.71 (0.91)
Item19: Have you lost your temper over small things? 0.94 (0.97)    0.94 (0.97)
Item 13:Have you felt discouraged?   0.59 (0.87)   0.59 (0.87)
Item 14: Have you felt that you are a failure or have let yourself down?   0.47 (0.84)   0.47 (0.84)
Item 21: Have you avoided talking to people?   0.23 (0.62)   0.23 (0.62)
Item 22: Have you felt hopeless?   0.35 (0.73)   0.35 (0.73)
Item 25: Have you felt tired of living   0.22 (0.62)   0.22 (0.62)
Item 1: Have you had a poor appetite?    0.62 (0.91) 0.62 (0.91)
Item 2: Have you preferred to be alone?    0.39 (0.75) 0.39 (0.75)
Item 4: Have you felt frustrated?    0.74 (0.93) 0.74 (0.93)
Item5: Have you felt sad?    1.23 (1.0) 1.23 (1.0)
Item 7: Have you had difficulty in falling asleep or sleeping well?    0.85 (1.0) 0.85 (1.0)
Cronbach’s alpha 0.81 0.81 0.73 0.89