Beck Depression Inventory - BDI: factorial analysis for women with cancer

Rita de Cássia Gandini Maria do Carmo Fernandes Martins Marjorie de Paula Ribeiro Daniela Torres Gonçalves Santos About the authors

This study refers to the factor analysis of the Beck Depression Inventory - BDI in a population composed by 208 women with cancer. The extraction method was principal components and the rotation procedure was oblimin. The BDI factorial analysis was done through the oblimin rotation, finding two solutions possibilities. One with two factors solution - the first one with 8 items (a = 0,82), called "negative view of self", explaining 32,4% of the variance and the second factor with 5 items (a = 0,77), called "physical function", explaining 8% of the variance - and other with one factor solution with 13 items, with really satisfactory reliability of 0,86, called "depression" and explaining 38% of the total variance.

Depression; Cancer; Beck Depression Inventory; Factor analysis; BDI


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