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Table 4 Seven main factors extracted by factor analysis with varimax rotation

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

Emotional disturbanceWeightHirsutismAcneInfertilityMenstrual symptomsMenstrual predictability
19. Lack of control over the situation with PCOS0.893a      
20. Self-conscious as a result of having PCOS0.880a      
21. Depressed as a result of having PCOS0.874a      
22. Low self-esteem as a result of PCOS0.870a      
23. Moody as a result of having PCOS0.853a      
24. Worried about having PCOS0.814a      
13. Afraid of getting cancer0.771a      
7. Felt unsexy because overweight 0.887a     
15. Tired easily 0.873a     
14. Concerned about being over weight 0.861a     
10. Trouble dealing with weight 0.858a     
8. Difficulties staying at your ideal weight 0.834a     
11. Frustration in trying to lose weight 0.804a     
1. Growth of visible hair on upper lip  0.887a    
2. Growth of visible hair on chin  0.819a    
3. Growth of visible hair on your face  0.808a    
4. Embarrassment about excessive body hair  0.807a    
5. Growth of visible body hair  0.760a    
17. Felt unattractive because of acne   0.918a   
18. Depressed as a result of acne   0.912a   
6. Acne   0.888a   
30. Acneb   0.881a   
16. Concerned about infertility problems    0.851a  
12. Afraid of not being able to have children    0.793a  
9. Sad because of infertility problems    0.781a  
28. Headachesb     0.819a 
27. Menstrual crampsb     0.761a 
25. Abdominal bloatingb     0.710a 
26. Last menstruation periodb      0.899a
29. Irregular menstrual periodsb      0.897a
  1. aFall into the same factor structure as the original MPCOSQ [2]
  2. bRefers to the last menstruation
  3. Abbreviations: MPCOSQ Modified polycystic ovary syndrome health-related quality-of-life questionnaire, PCOS polycystic ovary syndrome