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Table 2 Swahili GAD-7 item descriptive and CFA factor loadings

From: The reliability, validity and factorial structure of the Swahili version of the 7-item generalized anxiety disorder scale (GAD-7) among adults living with HIV from Kilifi, Kenya

Item code Item descriptiona Item descriptive
Item scoreb % responses in each category Factor loadingsc
0 1 2 3
GAD1 Feeling nervous, anxious or on edge 0.36 (0.65) 71.3 22.9 3.8 2.0 0.76
GAD2 Not being able to stop or control worrying 0.24 (0.57) 81.3 14.0 3.6 1.1 0.74
GAD3 Worrying too much about different things 0.39 (0.73) 71.7 20.9 3.8 3.6 0.77
GAD4 Trouble relaxing 0.43 (0.80) 71.8 18.4 4.9 4.9 0.53
GAD5 Being so restless that it is hard to sit still 0.30 (0.65) 78.0 16.9 2.5 2.7 0.47
GAD6 Becoming easily annoyed or irritable 0.61 (0.83) 55.4 33.7 5.4 5.6 0.51
GAD7 Feeling afraid as if something awful might happen 0.33 (0.60) 72.4 23.6 2.4 1.6 0.66
GAD-7 Total item score 2.66 (3.35) NA NA NA NA NA
GAD-7 Total item score (median [IQR]) 1 (0—4) NA NA NA NA NA
  1. IQR: inter-quartile range
  2. NA: not applicable
  3. 0-not at all, 1-several days, 2-more than half the days, 3-nearly everyday
  4. aItem requires respondents to consider the past 2 weeks
  5. bItem score presented as mean (SD)
  6. cItem loadings to the one-factor structure using confirmatory factor analysis