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Table 1 Effects of 6 months of treatment with an intragastric balloon on the participants’ quality of life, measured with the WHOQOL-BREF (completers)

From: Impact of 6 months of treatment with intragastric balloon on body fat and quality of life in obese individuals with metabolic syndrome

  Baseline (Week 0; n = 50) Post-treatment (Week 24, n = 39) p
Question 1 57.2 ± 18.5 (20.0 – 100.0) 70.0 ± 13.7 (40.0 – 100.0) <0.01
Question 2 49.6 ± 19.0 (20 – 100) 67.8 ± 16.4 (40.0 – 100.0) <0.01
Physical Domain 54.3 ± 17.9 (14.2 – 92.8) 67.0 ± 16.2 (25.0 – 100.0) <0.01
Psychological Domain 55.9 ± 17.2 (12.5 – 91.6) 64.5 ± 19.9 (16.6 – 95.8) 0.03
Environmental Domain 51.0 ± 14.0 (15.6 – 78.1) 58.6 ± 15.5 (12.5 – 87.5) <0.01
Social Domain 60.5 ± 18.1 (25.0 – 91.6) 67.9 ± 20.3 (0.0 – 100.0) 0.05
  1. Question 1 = “How would you rate your quality of life?”; Question 2 = “How satisfied are you with your health?”. Data are represented as mean ± standard deviation, except for questions 1 and 2, which are represented as median (min – max)