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Table 3 Factor loadings for symptoms of prolonged grief, depression, and post-traumatic stress in children and adolescent samples

From: Distinctiveness of symptoms of prolonged grief, depression, and post-traumatic stress in bereaved children and adolescents

  Loadings on PG Loadings on PTS factor Loadings on depression factor
Children Adolescents Children Adolescents Children Adolescents
Feels difficult to accept the loss 0.681 0.661     
Longing/yearning for lost person 0.654 0.627     
Feeling angry/bitter about the loss 0.776 0.806     
Life is only pleasant/meaningful with lost person 0.659 0.668     
Feeling like part of self died 0.588 0.571     
Intrusive thoughts about loss    0.772 0.737   
Experiencing flashbacks about loss    0.762 0.797   
Avoiding reminders of loss    0.567 0.595   
Restricted affect/numbness since loss    0.612 0.623   
Exaggerated startle since loss    0.661 0.591   
Reduced pleasure/fun doing things      0.701 0.717
Having thought about killing oneself      0.587 0.598
Feeling tired      0.449 0.465
Reduced pleasure/fun doing things      0.719 0.670
Having thought about killing oneself      0.538 0.585
Cronbach’s alpha of factor 0.70 0.75 0.74 0.75 0.58 0.700
  1. PG prolonged grief, PTS post-traumatic stress
  2. p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01, *** p < 0.001