Table 2

Principal components analysis

Meana (s.d.)Loading
Depression
n = 35
BPD
n = 38
Factor 1Factor 2Factor 3Factor 4Uniqueness
Factor 1 (eigenvalue 10.42)
    Poses difficult management problem3.25 (1.18)4.20 (1.30)0.59550.0826  0.03430.10590.6261
    Unlikely to improve2.17 (0.94)3.64 (1.48)0.68280.2932−0.0333−0.43510.2574
    Cause of debts under patient's control3.67 (1.22)3.28 (1.31)0.66780.2539  0.19380.22640.4007
    No mental illness2.53 (1.38)3.00 (1.57)0.71530.2039−0.041−0.32360.3403
    Case does not merit NHS time2.64 (1.15)2.97 (1.06)0.6820−0.2883  0.07970.19210.4085
    Unlikely to complete treatment2.67 (1.15)3.95 (1.23)0.73760.1704−0.1875−0.38770.2414
    Unlikely to comply with advice
    and treatment
2.89 (0.95)3.56 (1.27)0.84100.1506−0.0388−0.25160.2052
    Suicidal urges under patient's control2.91 (1.00)2.64 (1.40)0.86970.0496−0.1665−0.08270.2066
    Likely to become dependent on one4.08 (1.11)4.72 (0.79)0.7435−0.3069  0.25930.05530.2827
    Condition not severe3.25 (0.94)3.54 (0.91)0.8259−0.3129−0.14010.16250.1740
    Admission not indicated3.25 (1.50)3.55 (1.40)0.90960.0398−0.1405−0.04160.1496
    Not a suicide risk2.56 (0.99)3.00 (0.99)0.8246−0.0480−0.14470.29030.2126
    Does not require sickness certificate2.42 (1.59)3.08 (1.51)0.8481−0.2232  0.05730.18310.1942
    Dependent on BZs3.29 (1.18)3.08 (1.23)0.8432−0.2268−0.08020.05780.2279
    Psychotherapy referral not indicated1.91 (1.16)1.95 (1.11)0.9452−0.0484−0.04360.02730.1017
    Antidepressants not indicated1.83 (1.16)3.47 (1.59)0.8676−0.2914−0.00170.15730.1377
Factor 2 (eigenvalue 1.68)
    Manipulating admission2.91 (0.95)2.68 (1.32)−0.06090.6055  0.2080.27710.5095
    Unlikely to arouse sympathy2.46 (1.09)3.08 (1.36)0.10550.6853−0.14580.31790.3969
    Would not like to have in one's clinic2.86 (1.40)3.36 (1.55)0.38620.4406  0.18680.03960.6203
Factor 3 (eigenvalue 1.00)
    Taking an overdose would be attention
    seeking
2.97 (1.03)3.64 (1.35)0.21840.4940−0.66020.16060.2466
    Should be discharged from out-patient
    follow-up
1.61 (1.10)1.82 (0.93)0.38430.3520  0.61370.02640.3511
    Likely to annoy3.11 (1.28)3.64 (1.48)0.48160.1173  0.5391−0.13990.4441
  • BPD, borderline personality disorder; BZ, benzodiazepine; NHS, National Health Service.

  • a. Means: higher values indicate greater agreement with statement; there was a 6-point scale between the two statements of the semantic differential.