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Table 3 Analyses of the effect of exercise status using the PROMIS instrument

From: Promising insights into the health related quality of life for children with severe obesity

Domain Child exercise recorded* N Mean Std. Dev t p value
Depressive Symptoms Seldom or never 35 50.4 9.4 2.0 0.05
  Sometimes or regularly 100 46.9 9.1   
Anxiety Seldom or never 35 50.5 12.0 2.0 0.05
  Sometimes or regularly 100 46.4 10.2   
Anger Seldom or never 35 51.7 10.9 1.9 0.06
  Sometimes or regularly 100 47.9 10.0   
Peer Relationships Seldom or never 35 46.8 9.1 −0.3 0.78
  Sometimes or regularly 100 47.2 8.8   
Pain Interference Seldom or never 35 49.8 9.5 1.5 0.15
  Sometimes or regularly 100 47.1 9.3   
Fatigue Seldom or never 35 49.7 11.4 2.8 0.007
  Sometimes or regularly 100 44.0 10.2   
Upper Extremity Seldom or never 35 51.1 7.6 −0.5 0.96
  Sometimes or regularly 100 51.1 7.1   
Mobility Seldom or never 35 50.2 8.1 −0.1 0.89
  Sometimes or regularly 100 50.4 6.9   
  1. * Exercise coded as “seldom or never” group reported participation in physical activity < 2 times per week.