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Table 2 Correlation analysis between improvements in variables indicative of excess body fat and improvements in the WHOQOL-BREF domains (Δ for all variables)

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

  Question 1 Question 2 Physical domain Psychological domain Environmental domain
Anthropometric
 Δ BMI (kg/m2) r = − 0.43 r = − 0.32 r = − 0.22 r = − 0.01 r = − 0.08
p = 0.0061 p = 0.046 p = 0.17 p = 0.94 p = 0.62
 Δ Weight (kg) r = − 0.43 r = −0.34 r = − 0.24 r = − 0.02 r = − 0.07
p = 0.005 p = 0.033 p = 0.13 p = 0.85 p = 0.66
 Δ Waist (cm) r = −0.49 r = −0.35 r = − 0.34 r = − 0.08 r = − 0.15
p = 0.002 p = 0.03 p = 0.036 p = 0.62 p = 0.37
DXA
 Δ Fat Free Mass (g) r = −0.36 r = −0.02 r = −0.04 r = 0.16 r = 0.30
p = 0.04 p = 0.91 p = 0.79 p = 0.38 p = 0.09
 Δ Total fat (%) r = −0.61 r = −0.45 r = − 0.23 r = − 0.29 r = − 0.47
p = 0.0002 p = 0.009 p = 0.19 p = 0.10 p = 0.0067
  1. Question 1 = “How would you rate your quality of life?”; Question 2 = “How satisfied are you with your health?”. BMI Body mass index, DXA Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry