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Table 3 The relative development for the 6 VAS scoresa for all participants, gender and weight development

From: The association between weight loss and long term development in quality-of-life among children living with obesity: a pragmatic descriptive intervention study

  Overall Gender Weight development
All p-values* Boys Girls p-values Loss Stag Gain p-values
N 120   56 64   81 19 20  
∆VAS1, Joy of living 0.37 (2.12) 0.51 * -0.04 (2.10) 0.73 (2.08) 0.048 0.63 (1.98) -0.01 (2.39) -0.31 (2.26) 0.14
∆VAS2, Quality of life 0.22 (2.40) 0.60 * 0.32 (2.61) 0.13 (2.22) 0.67 0.65 (2.49) -0.36 (1.55) -0.96 (2.27) 0.01
∆VAS3, Appetite -0.46 (3.06) 0.14 * -0.98 (3.22) -0.01 (2.86) 0.08 -0.45 (3.10) -0.17 (2.89) -0.78 (3.14) 0.82
∆VAS4, Bullying -1.40 (3.18)  < 0.001 * -1.23 (3.30) -1.56 (3.10) 0.57 -1.69 (3.16) -0.93 (3.75) -0.67 (2.66) 0.34
∆VAS5, Motivation -0.78 (2.90) 0.002 * -1.02 (2.93) -0.57 (2.87) 0.40 -0.63 (2.90) -1.41 (2.36) -0.81 (3.37) 0.58
∆VAS6, Body perception 0.69 (3.69) 0.27 * 0.29 (3.66) 1.03 (3.71) 0.28 1.14 (3.45) 0.49 (3.82) -0.96 (4.17) 0.07
  1. The last category is sub grouped in weight loss (< -0.1 ∆BMI-SDS), weight stagnation (-0.1 to 0.1 ∆BMI-SDS) and weight gain (> 0.1 ∆BMI-SDS)Ұ. P-values refer to comparisons between the variables in each group (respectively gender and weight development). All data is reported as mean value with standard deviations (SD)
  2. Ұ∆BMI-SDS was calculated as the difference between BMI-SDS at baseline and BMI-SDS at the latest obtained VAS
  3. aThe relative development for VAS (∆VAS) was calculated as the difference between baseline and at the latest obtained VAS
  4. *These p-values refer to comparison between the baseline VAS (Table1) and the last VAS obtained (not shown)