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Table 2 Factor loadings for individual items obtained with PFA and ML

From: Screening of postpartum depression among new mothers in Istanbul: a psychometric evaluation of the Turkish Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale

Statements PAF ML PCA Communalities
1. I have been able to laugh and see the funny side of things 0.483 0.477 0.55 0.234
2. I have looked forward with enjoyment to things 0.400 0.395 0.47 0.160
3. I have blamed myself unnecessarily when things went wrong 0.493 0.493 0.56 0.243
4. I have been anxious or worried for no good reason 0.592 0.591 0.65 0.350
5. I have felt scared or panicky for no very good reason 0.512 0.506 0.58 0.262
6. Things have been getting on top of me 0.567 0.562 0.63 0.322
7. I have been so unhappy that I have had difficulty sleeping 0.535 0.536 0.60 0.286
8. I have felt sad or miserable 0.714 0.721 0.74 0.510
9. I have been so unhappy that I have been crying 0.674 0.681 0.72 0.454
10. The thought of harming myself has occurred to me 0.434 0.435 0.50 0.188