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Table 3 The results obtained from exploratory factory analysis of the Iranian version of SQOL-F

From: The sexual quality of life-female (SQOL-F) questionnaire: translation and psychometric properties of the Iranian version

Items Factor 1 Factor 2 Factor 3 Factor 4
2. ‘Frustrated’ 0.714 0.483 0.235 0.096
3. ‘Depressed’ 0.700 0.381 0.285 0.209
7. ‘Anxious’ 0.675 0.101 0.467 0.197
8. ‘Angry’ 0.624 0.011 0.275 0.247
10. ‘Worry’ 0.620 0.017 0.315 0.235
16. ‘Worry of partner’s hurt or rejection’ 0.613 0.051 0.266 0.325
17. ‘Feeling like losing of something’ 0.560 0.122 0.334 0.328
1. ‘Enjoy’ 0.078 0.788 0.133 0.187
5. ‘Good feeling about oneself’ 0.120 0.751 0.171 0.216
9. ‘Closeness to partner’ 0.189 0.689 0.156 0.096
13.’Talk to partner about sexual matters’ 0.230 0.648 0.014 0.204
18. ‘Satisfaction with frequency of sexual activity’ 0.003 0.636 0.107 0.491
4. ‘Feeling like less of a woman’ 0.302 0.268 0.754 0.010
6. ‘Losing confidence’ 0.316 0.232 0.693 0.259
15. ‘Feeling of guilt’ 0.032 0.051 0.633 0.186
11. ‘Loss pleasure’ 0.241 0.353 0.276 0.746
12. ‘Embarrassed’ 0.231 0.086 0.121 0.515
14. ‘Avoiding’ 0.203 0.132 0.423 0.487
Explained Variance (%) 18.45 17.59 13.95 10.86
  1. Factor1: Psychosexual Feelings, Factor 2: Sexual and Relationship Satisfaction, Factor 3: Self-Worthlessness, Factor 4: Sexual Repression.