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Table 3 Number (%) of participants to report an obesity-specific symptom (yes/no) before and after bariatric surgery, and Chi-square -value for test of significance

From: Further psychometric validation of the BODY-Q: ability to detect change following bariatric surgery weight gain and loss

Symptom Time 1 Time 2 p-value
Yes No Yes No
1. Feeling tired during the day 47 (95.9) 2 (4.1) 44 (89.8) 5 (10.2) 1.000
2. Back pain 44 (91.7) 4 (8.3) 41 (85.4) 7 (14.6) 0.096
3. Joint pain 44 (89.8) 5 (10.2) 42 (85.7) 7 (14.3) 0.143
4. Leg pain or discomfort 41 (83.7) 8 (16.3) 30 (61.2) 19 (38.8) 0.004
5. Feeling off balance 34 (69.4) 15 (30.6) 20 (40.8) 29 (59.2) 0.597
6. Feeling weak 35 (71.4) 14 (28.6) 25 (51.0) 24 (49.0) 0.012
7. Short of breath with mild exercise 43 (87.8) 6 (12.2) 22 (44.9) 27 (55.1) 0.027
8. Swollen feet 32 (65.3) 17 (34.7) 20 (40.8) 29 (59.2) 0.126
9. Skin rash or infection 24 (49.0) 25 (51.0) 18 (36.7) 31 (63.3) 0.019
10. Too much perspiration 29 (59.2) 20 (40.8) 21 (42.9) 28 (57.1) 0.001