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Table 4 Loading matrix (pattern matrix) of the oblique rotation (factor eigenvalue in brackets)

From: Design and validation of a German version of the GSRS-IBS - an analysis of its psychometric quality and factorial structure

  Factor 1 Bloated stomach (2.48) Factor 2 Diarrhoea (2.35) Factor 3 Constipation (2.80) Factor 4 Pain and feeling of tension (2.52)
1. Stomach pain −.04 .06 .07 .49
2. Relief through bowel movement .10 −.13 −.13 .83
3. Passing gas −.93 .05 −.14 −.01
4. Stomach gas .87 .08 .18 .05
5. Constipation .06 −.39 .44 .12
6. Diarrhoea or frequent stool .11 .91 .02 .09
7. Liquid stool .05 .83 .10 .09
8. Hard stool .03 −.40 .45 .13
9. Urge to empty bowel −.05 .28 −.10 .62
10. Feeling of complete emptiness of the bowel .13 −.09 .14 .56
11. Feeling of fullness after meals −.12 .13 .92 −.01
12. Prolonged feeling of fullness .03 −.03 .85 −.09
13. Bloated stomach .23 .03 .49 .10
  1. Note: Factor loadings > .40 in bold print