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Table 2 Factor loadings based on robust maximum likelihood estimates with varimax-rotation of the 20 ANSOCQ items

From: Motivation to change, coping, and self-esteem in adolescent anorexia nervosa: a validation study of the Anorexia Nervosa Stages of Change Questionnaire (ANSOCQ)

  Item Factor 1 weight gain and control Factor 2 attitudes and feelings Factor- number according to Rieger and Touyz (2006)a
3 Weight gain: body parts 0.79 a −0.05 1
1 Weight gain 0.76 a 0.06 1
5 Weight gain and health 0.67 a 0.17 1
9 Weight gain: fat versus muscle 0.66 a 0.21 1
8 Weight loss 0.61 a 0.16 3
10 Rate weight gain 0.58 a −0.04 1
13 Daily eating 0.55 a 0.24 3
4 Weight and appearance 0.50 a 0.08 1
2 Normal weight 0.49 a 0.08 1
12 Avoided foods (fat) 0.40 a 0.40 a 3
14 Preoccupations −0.10 0.80 a 2
19 Personality −0.13 0.58 a 3
7 Fear of fat −0.12 0.57 a 2
6 Body importance 0.19 0.54 a 2
18 Emotional problems −0.02 0.49 a 3
17 Weight control methods 0.24 0.49 a 2
11 Body standards 0.22 0.43 a 2
16 Eating feelings 0.37 0.43 2
15 Eating behaviour 0.30 0.12 2
20 Interpersonal problems −0.06 0.32 3
  Eigenvalue 6.78 2.08  
  1. Factor loadings of the final scales are marked in bold. aFactor names according to Rieger and Touyz [32]: 1 = Weight Gain Factor, 2 = Eating, Shape and Weight Concerns, 3 = Ego-Alien Aspects