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Table 2 Chi-MPCOSQ scores for women with and without PCOS

From: Psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the modified polycystic ovary syndrome health-related quality-of-life questionnaire

 Women with PCOS (n = 283)Women without PCOS (n = 93)P-valueb
1. Growth of visible hair on upper lip4.00 (3.00)7.00 (0)< 0.001
2. Growth of visible hair on chin4.00 (3.00)6.00 (0)< 0.001
3. Growth of visible hair on face4.00 (3.00)7.00 (0)< 0.001
4. Embarrassment about excessive body hair4.00 (3.00)6.00 (0)< 0.001
5. Growth of visible body hair4.00 (3.00)7.00 (0.50)< 0.001
6. Acne4.00 (3.00)7.00 (1.00)< 0.001
7. Felt unsexy because overweight4.00 (4.00)6.00 (0)< 0.001
8. Difficulties staying at your ideal weight5.00 (3.00)6.00 (0)< 0.001
9. Sad because of infertility problems4.00 (3.00)7.00 (0)< 0.001
10. Trouble dealing with weight4.00 (3.00)6.00 (0)< 0.001
11. Frustration in trying to lose weight5.00 (3.00)6.00 (0)< 0.001
12. Afraid of not being able to have children4.00 (3.00)6.00 (1.00)< 0.001
13. Afraid of getting cancer4.00 (3.00)6.00 (0)< 0.001
14. Concerned about being overweight4.00 (3.00)6.00 (0)< 0.001
15. Easily tired5.00 (3.00)6.00 (1.00)< 0.001
16. Concerned about infertility problems4.00 (3.00)7.00 (1.00)< 0.001
17. Felt unattractive because of acne5.00 (2.00)7.00 (1.00)< 0.001
18. Depressed as a result of acne4.00 (3.00)7.00 (1.00)< 0.001
19. Lack of control over the situation with PCOS4.00 (3.00)
20. Self-conscious as a result of having PCOS4.00 (3.00)
21. Depressed as a result of having PCOS4.00 (3.00)
22. Low self-esteem as a result of having PCOS4.00 (2.00)
23. Moody as a result of having PCOS4.00 (3.00)
24. Worried about having PCOS4.00 (3.00)
25. Abdominal bloatingc4.00 (2.00)4.00 (1.00)< 0.001
26. Last menstruation periodc4.00 (2.00)7.00 (1.00)< 0.001
27. Menstrual crampsc4.00 (3.00)4.00 (2.50)0.001
28. Headachesc5.00 (3.00)5.00 (2.00)0.259
29. Irregular menstrual periodsc4.00 (2.00)7.00 (1.00)< 0.001
30. Acnec4.00 (3.00)7.00 (1.00)< 0.001
  1. aData are presented as median (interquartile range)
  2. bP values based on Mann-Whitney U test
  3. cRefers to the last menstruation
  4. Abbreviations: Chi-MPCOSQ, Chinese version of the modified polycystic ovary syndrome health-related quality-of-life questionnaire; PCOS; polycystic ovary syndrome