The five-factor model of the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale I: confirmatory factor analysis fails to confirm 25 published five-factor solutions.

@article{Gaag2006TheFM,
  title={The five-factor model of the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale I: confirmatory factor analysis fails to confirm 25 published five-factor solutions.},
  author={Mark van der Gaag and Anke Cuijpers and Tonko Hoffman and Mila Remijsen and R. V. Hijman and L D Dick de Haan and Berno van Meijel and Peter Nicolaas van Harten and Lucia R Valmaggia and Marc A De Hert and Durk Wiersma},
  journal={Schizophrenia research},
  year={2006},
  volume={85 1-3},
  pages={273-9}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to test the goodness-of-fit of all previously published five-factor models of the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS). METHODS We used confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) with a large data set (N = 5769). RESULTS The different subsamples were tested for heterogeneity and were found to be homogeneous. This indicates that despite variability in age, sex, duration of illness, admission status, etc., in the different subsamples, the structure of… CONTINUE READING

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