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Table 3 1-year changes in reported symptom distress between groups of morbidly obese patients undergoing RYGB (n=76) or intensive lifestyle intervention (n=63)

From: Health related quality of life after gastric bypass or intensive lifestyle intervention: a controlled clinical study

Symptom RYGB ILI P ES
Physical stamina −2.7 (2.5) -.7 (2.6) <.001 .913
Pain in the joints −2.4 (2.2) -.7 (2.0) .002 .891
Snoring −2.3 (2.2) -. 8 (2.0) .002 .721
Sensitivity to cold 1.4 (2.2) .1 (1.9) .005 .921
Skin irritation −1.2 (1.9) -.3 (1.8) .032 .493
Sleep problems −1.3 (2.2) -.4 (2.2) .043 .406
Water retention −1.5 (1.9) -.6 (2.0) .047 .456
Foot problems −2.2 (2.6) −1.1 (2.5) .050 .541
Back pain −1.6 (2.0) -.9 (1.7) .071 .350
Tiredness −1.6 (2.2) -.7 (2.2) .089 .460
Shortness of breath −2.2 (2.1) −1.4 (1.9) .093 .442
Leakage of urine -.8 (1.6) -.3 (2.0) .220 .267
Frequent urination -.8 (2.1) -.3 (1.7) .281 .244
Increased sweating −1.3 (2.1) -.9 (2.2) .339 .246
Loss of sexual desire −1.4 (2.6) -.9 (2.6) .393 .215
Lightheadedness .3 (1.8) -.2 (1.5) .517 .164
Increased thirst -.9 (1.9) -.7 (1.8) .569 .136
Increased irritability -.4 (2.1) -.7 (2.1) .595 .140
Increased appetite -.2 (2.2) -.3 (2.0) .849 .044
Sensitivity to heat −1.5 (2.4) −1.6 (2.2) .987 .004
  1. Self-reported data from the Weight-related Symptom Measure (WRSM). Scale from 0 (bothers not at all) to 6 (bothers a very great deal). Data are given as given as mean difference in scores (SD). P and ES-values for between-group differences.