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Table 3 Factor loadings for the four extracted psychosomatic disorder profiles from psychosomatic symptoms

From: Psychosomatic complaints profile in patients with type 2 diabetes: a matched case-control study

Psychosomatic symptomsFactor loadings*
Psycho-fatigueGastrointestinalNeuro-skeletalPharyngeal-respiratory
Sleep disorder0.46   
Pounding heart0.41 0.41 
Feeling low on energy0.69   
Feeling like “butterflies”0.78   
Difficulty concentrating0.64   
Disturbing thoughts0.80   
Chest pain 0.52  
Feeling of fullness 0.69  
Nausea 0.50  
Gastroesophageal reflux 0.54  
Pain or discomfort in the abdomen 0.71  
Constipation 0.49  
Diarrhea 0.36  
Bloating or swelling of the abdomen 0.67  
Anal pain 0.48  
Headache  0.57 
Back pain  0.66 
Pain in the joints  0.64 
Eyesore  0.50 
Severe fatigue  0.61 
Dizziness and confusion  0.51 
Chills and extreme cold  0.42 
Hot flashes  0.38 
Dry mouth   0.31
Neck pain   0.56
Globus sensation   0.55
Having trouble swallowing   0.61
Shortness of breath   0.46
Hoarseness   0.61
Wheezing (asthma)   0.52
Variance explained (%)12.412.311.49.3
Cumulative variance12.424.736.145.4
  1. *Factor loadings < 0.3 are not shown for simplicity