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Table 3 The freely estimated (A) and the constrained (B) longitudinal measurement models for each measure (N = 934)

From: Addressing challenges of validity and internal consistency of mental health measures in a 27- year longitudinal cohort study – the Northern Swedish Cohort study

Scale Model χ 2 Df p CFI RMSEA 90 % CI for RMSEA Range of factor loadings Comparison χ2 ∆df P
Anxiety symptoms T1–T4 A 262.42 136 <0.001 .99 .03 .03–.04 .68–.96     
  B 270.60 148 <0.001 .99 .03 .02–.04 .73–.95 A vs. B 21.41 12 .045
Depressive symptoms T1–T4 A 264.95 210 .006 .99 .02 .01–.02 .41–.91     
  B 290.00 225 .002 .99 .02 .01–.02 .50–.90 A vs. B 24.94 15 .051
FSS T1–T4 A 974.82 674 <0.001 .97 .02 .02–.03 .42–.78     
  B 978.29 701 <0.001 .97 .02 .02–.02 .46–.77 A vs. B 38.24 27 .074
GHQ6-n T1–T4 A 783.86 212 <0.001 .98 .05 .05–.06 .61–.97     
  B 753.92 227 <0.001 .98 .05 .05–.05 .62–.97 A vs. B 24.43 15 .058
GHQ6-p T1–T4 A 429.71 210 <0.001 .98 .03 .03–.04 .44–.84     
  B 480.69 225 <0.001 .97 .04 .03–.04 .53–.84 A vs. B 55.54 15 .000