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Table 2 Two factor solution from factor analysis with oblimin rotation in 295 pregnant women who completed the 22-item Tilburg Pregnancy Distress Scale; the Pattern Matrix

From: Development of the Tilburg Pregnancy Distress Scale: the TPDS

  Factor I
Negative Affect
Factor II
Partner Involvement
Eigenvalue 4.8 2.66
Percentage of variance explained 21.64 12.01
1. enjoying pregnancy   .56
2. experience pregnancy together   .86
3. worry about delivery .72  
4. partner and I closer together   .67
5. worry about pregnancy .51  
6. worry about health of baby .53  
7. concerns about job .48  
8. feeling supported by partner   .80
9. concerns about finances .48  
10. high workload   
11. insecure about qualities   
12. feeling beautiful   
13. fear of taking care of baby alone   
14. fear losing self-control .59  
15. feeling angry   
16. choices concerning delivery .50  
17. worry about delivery .78  
18. feeling tense .72  
19. sharing feelings with partner   .78
20. worry about gaining weight .49  
21. concerned with physical discomforts .49  
22. disliking pregnant belly   
  1. A cut-off score of item loading of .40 was used and a minimum difference of .20 if an item had two loadings. For full text of items see appendix.