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Table 3 Matrix of correlations between the various items on the breast and body image scale 15 days after test result disclosure (N = 517), and distribution of the responses to the various items on the questionnaire (N = 568; bottom of the Table)

From: Psychometric properties of a French version of a Dutch scale for assessing breast and body image (BBIS) in healthy women

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
1: It’s important to look good 1            
2: It’s important that breasts look good 0.59 1           
3: Attention to appearance 0.55 0.40 1          
4: Satisfied with appearance when dressed 0.30 0.19 0.42 1         
5: Feeling feminine 0.28 0.23 0.45 0.73 1        
6: Conscious about one’s appearance 0.23 0.22 0.36 0.38 0.49 1       
7: Satisfied with one’s appearance when undressed 0.19 0.11 0.32 0.58 0.55 0.34 1      
8: Difficulty in looking at one’s body when undressed (R) 0.02 −0.01 0.12 0.33 0.28 0.14 0.42 1     
9: Difficulty in touching breasts (R) −0.03 −0.01 −0.03 0.09 0.12 0.12 0.10 0.29 1    
10: Satisfied with appearance of breasts 0.16 0.19 0.20 0.36 0.39 0.25 0.43 0.21 0.17 1   
11: Breasts feel pleasant 0.19 0.23 0.23 0.32 0.37 0.27 0.32 0.22 0.29 0.53 1  
12: Feeling attractive 0.27 0.23 0.35 0.60 0.63 0.37 0.60 0.41 0.21 0.52 0.54 1
Mean score 3.28 3.22 2.95 2.89 2.92 2.99 2.18 3.00 3.41 2.73 2.92 2.56
Standard Deviation 0.83 0.90 0.90 1.00 1.01 0.96 1.21 1.21 1.13 1.15 1.02 1.03
Median 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 4 3 3 3
“Strongly disagree”: N (%) 4 (1) 6 (1) 6 (1) 11 (2) 8 (1) 10 (2) 50 (9) 26 (5) 27 (5) 30 (5) 10 (2) 13 (2)
“Disagree”: N (%) 25 (4) 30 (5) 42 (7) 54 (10) 58 (10) 34 (6) 132 (23) 55 (10) 25 (4) 58 (10) 35 (6) 75 (13)
“Neither agree nor disagree”: N (%) 38 (7) 53 (9) 81 (14) 82 (14) 83 (15) 90 (16) 119 (21) 84 (15) 50 (9) 106 (19) 144 (25) 158 (28)
“Agree”: N (%) 234 (41) 216 (38) 276 (49) 243 (43) 229 (40) 228 (40) 173 (30) 115 (20) 44 (8) 192 (34) 159 (28) 194 (34)
“Strongly agree”: N (%) 256 (45) 251 (44) 154 (27) 164 (29) 176 (31) 184 (32) 79 (14) 270 (47) 404 (71) 162 (29) 198 (35) 106 (19)
Missing value: N (%) 11 (2) 12 (2) 9 (2) 14 (2) 14 (2) 22 (4) 15 (3) 18 (3) 18 (3) 20 (4) 22 (4) 22 (4)
  1. R: Reverse coding.