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Table 5 Factor analysis and item-domain correlation analysis of the Chi-MPCOSQ

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

DomainItemEmotional disturbanceWeightHirsutismAcneInfertilityMenstrual symptomsMenstrual predictability
Emotional disturbanceAfraid of getting cancer0.809a0.208−0.0650.0520.4190.1180.244
Lack of control over the situation with PCOS0.878a0.286−0.0200.0180.2960.1860.170
Self-conscious as a result of having PCOS0.886a0.362−0.0130.030.2990.1910.200
Depressed as a result of having PCOS0.908a0.276−0.1320.0830.4360.1920.091
Low self-esteem as a result of having PCOS0.838a0.2300.0340.1130.3080.3400.180
Moody as a result of having PCOS0.899a0.240− 0.0390.1490.3090.2290.091
Worried about having PCOS0.905a0.326−0.0740.1770.4410.2160.157
WeightFelt unsexy because overweight0.2040.893a0.0810.0390.3280.0210.127
Difficulties staying at your ideal weight0.3390.872a0.0280.0660.4080.0980.143
Trouble dealing with weight0.2510.877a0.0770.0320.3830.0450.118
Frustration in trying to lose weight0.2860.834a0.121−0.0400.3240.0940.125
Concerned about being over weight0.2460.868a0.093−0.0100.3230.1080.129
Easily Tired0.330.895a0.0890.0330.3520.1010.139
HirsutismGrowth of visible hair on upper lip−0.0710.1270.826a0.0930.0180.1510.208
Growth of visible hair on chin−0.0160.1210.892a0.1220.0170.2120.195
Growth of visible hair on face−0.0750.0550.837a0.258−0.0140.2620.139
Embarrassment about excessive body hair0.0050.0220.774a0.2310.0530.1690.123
Growth of visible body hair−0.0560.0590.819a0.2870.0790.0910.132
AcneAcne0.0930.0010.2000.897a0.0240.0440.098
Felt unattractive because of acne0.152−0.0210.2450.938a− 0.0010.1120.095
Depressed as a result of acne0.0460.0090.2020.913a0.0220.0570.024
Acneb0.0810.0960.2140.894a0.0190.0280.065
InfertilitySad because of infertility problems0.4320.3570.1280.0400.880a0.0560.170
Afraid of not being able to have children0.3920.3370.003−0.0690.865a0.0300.113
Concerned about infertility problems0.2520.362−0.0410.0690.875a−0.0290.137
Menstrual symptomsAbdominal bloatingb0.2010.1200−0.0260.0310.725a−0.079
Menstrual crampsb0.1560.0700.2520.075−0.1110.801a0.032
Headachesb0.1900.0180.2510.1050.0780.829a0.126
Menstrual predictabilityLast menstruation periodb0.1760.1780.1670.0910.1410.0270.920a
Irregular menstrual periodsb0.1670.9800.1890.0530.1570.0340.920a
  1. aP < 0.001
  2. bRefers to the last menstruation
  3. Abbreviations: Chi-MPCOSQ Chinese version of the modified polycystic ovary syndrome health-related quality-of-life questionnaire, PCOS polycystic ovary syndrome