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Table 2 Correlation matrix of the Demoralisation Scale subscales and other measures distress related measures

From: Early postnatal demoralisation among primiparous women in the community: measurement, prevalence and associated factors

  F1 F2 F3 F4 Demoralisation Scale PHQ-9 GAD-7 VPS Personality vulnerability
F1: Helplessnessa (mean of items = 0.5; SD = 0.5) -        
F2: Disheartenmenta (mean of items = 0.6; SD = 0.2) .68* -       
F3: Sense of Failurea (mean of items = 1.0; SD = 0.3) .33* .45* -      
F4: Dysphoriaa (mean of items = 0.9; SD = 0.4) .58* .53* .33* -     
Total demoralisation scorea .78* .84* .68* .76* -    
PHQ-9a (α = .73) .40* .52* .36* .45* .54* -   
GAD-7a (α = .85) .48* .55* .31* .48* .56* .68* -  
VPS personality vulnerability (α = .70) .40* .35* .31* .45* .47* .47* .47* -
  1. aNatural log transformed variables
  2. *p > .0001