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Table 2 Baseline scores of health-related quality of life (measured by SF-36) and psychosocial factors (depression and anxiety measured by BSI-18, perceived stress measured by the Perceived Stress Scale, social support measured by MOS Social Support Survey), stratified by subgroups

From: Dietary weight loss and exercise interventions effects on quality of life in overweight/obese postmenopausal women: a randomized controlled trial

   Health-related quality of life (SF-36) Psychosocial variables
  N PF RPc BP GH VT SF REd MH DEP ANX PSS SS
Demographics              
Age              
   < 57 yrs 210 87.5 86.7 76.7 57.2 56.1 88.8 84.0 77.6 49.0 44.6 3.72* 79.2
   ≥ 57 yrs 228 86.3 79.5 78.1 56.5 60.3 90.4 87.3 79.6 48.1 44.2 3.09* 82.7
Ethnicity              
   Non-Hispanic white 372 86.8 83.9 78.1 56.6 58.5 90.1 86.2 78.9 48.4 44.2 3.30 81.4
   Others 66 87.4 77.7 73.9 58.2 57.2 87.1 83.1 76.9 49.6 45.4 3.89 78.9
Education              
   No college degree 152 86.8 83.3 76.9 57.3 58.5 87.6 83.1 78.2 48.3 44.5 3.64 79.9
   College degree 286 86.9 82.8 77.7 56.6 58.2 90.7 87.1 78.8 48.7 44.4 3.26 81.6
Employment a              
   Employed 344 87.2 83.4 77.0 56.7 57.7 88.7* 85.5 77.9 48.7 44.7 3.54 80.1
   Unemployed 33 84.1 81.8 79.2 56.1 54.8 93.6* 85.9 79.6 47.7 44.1 2.91 83.8
Marital status b              
   No partner 159 86.3 84.7 79.2 56.5 59.1 89.9 85.4 77.8 49.4 44.2 3.50 72.4
   Married or with partner 278 87.2 81.9 76.4 57.0 57.8 89.5 85.8 79.1 48.0 44.6 3.33 86.0
Anthropometrics              
   Overweight 209 89.7 86.3* 79.0 56.8 59.7 90.7 86.7 78.6 48.0 44.2 3.19 82.1
   Obese 229 84.3 79.9* 76.1 56.9 57.0 88.6 84.8 78.7 49.0 44.6 3.58 80.0
Antidepressants/anxiolyticsuse              
   No 289 88.1 83.5 79.2 57.3 60.5 90.5 88.4 80.0 47.5 43.8 3.26 81.2
   Yes 149 84.5 81.9 74.1 56.0 54.1 88.0 80.5 76.1 50.6 45.6 3.66 80.6
  1. *p < 0.05, †p < 0.01 comparing differences between subgroups
  2. a baseline employment (n = 377), b marital status (n = 437), c Role-physical (n = 437), d Role-emotional (n = 436)
  3. PF: physical functioning, RP: role-physical, BP: bodily pain, GH: general health, VT: vitality, SF: social functioning, RE: role-emotional, MH: mental health, DEP: depression, ANX: anxiety, PSS: perceived stress scale, SS: social support