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Table 2 Factor loadings of the 21-item two-factor structure of the BDI a, b

From: The psychometric properties of Beck Depression Inventory for adolescent depression in a primary-care paediatric setting in India

  Factors
BDI items Somatic symptoms Mood-negative symptoms
1. sadness .48 .19
2. Pessimism .21 .35
3. Past failure -.20 .76
4. Loss of pleasure .34 .14
5. Guilty feelings .27 .17
6. Punishment feelings .01 .58
7. Self dislike -.06 .79
8. Self criticalness .46 .03
9. Suicidal thoughts and wishes .27 .35
10. Crying .67 -.21
11. Agitation .74 -.29
12. Loss of interest .20 .19
13. Indecisiveness .42 .25
14. Worthlessness .17 .42
15. Loss of energy .46 -.01
16. Changes in sleeping pattern .51 -.06
17. Irritability .44 .22
18. Changes in appetite .31 .33
19. Concentration difficulty .48 .02
20. Tiredness or fatigue .67 .06
21. Loss of sex in interest -.13 .42
  1. NOTE: BDI = Beck Depression Inventory. N = 178 adolescents.
  2. a Principal component analysis. Rotation method: Promax with Kaiser normalization.
  3. b = Loadings > 0.50.