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Table 4 Factor loadings for 16 symptom severity scores from pattern matrix across three factors

From: Quality of life, its factors, and sociodemographic characteristics of Polish women with lipedema

  Factor 1 Factor 2 Factor 3
Leg heaviness 0.896 − 0.061 0.08
Joint pain 0.63 − 0.039 − 0.022
Fat tissue pain 0.613 − 0.004 − 0.130
Muscle pain 0.604 0.176 − 0.037
Swelling 0.573 − 0.034 − 0.294
Muscle stiffness 0.449 0.241 − 0.304
Brain fog 0.069 0.855 0.147
Problems with appetite − 0.153 0.560 − 0.120
Bloating 0.08 0.541 − 0.125
Fatigue 0.471 0.472 0.081
Sleep problems 0.123 0.370 − 0.201
Itching − 0.043 − 0.002 − 0.835
Skin lesions 0.033 − 0.067 − 0.737
Shortness of breath 0.142 0.098 − 0.678
Fluid excess − 0.022 0.277 − 0.607
Numbness 0.302 0.001 − 0.496
  1. Factor loadings corresponding to a given factor appear in bold