Replication of symptom distress factors in anxious neurotic outpatients

Henrietta V. Williams, Ronald S. Lipman, Karl Rickels, Lino Covi, Eberhard H. Uhlenhuth, Nils B. Mattsson

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In an attempt to replicate the factor structure of symptom distress re- ported by Mattsson et al. in their study of 404 anxious neurotic outpatients, the same 68-item pretreatment self-report Symptom Check List was administered to an independent but clinically similar sample of 1,116 patients. Using an identical factor-analytic procedure, five useful factors were extracted: Neurotic Feelings, Somatization, Performance Difficulty, Fear-Anxiety, and Depression. Four of these factors were almost identical to those reported by Mattsson e t al. while the fifth factor, Depression, seemed to represent a composite of the two small Depression factors (Anxious and Somatic) found in the earlier study. This minor discrepancy was discussed and the future research potential of these factors was indicated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-211
Number of pages13
JournalMultivariate Behavioral Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 1968

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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