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Table 4 Correlations between EBBS scores and measures of fitness, depression, emotion, age, and obesity at (a) baseline and (b) after 20 weeks of lifestyle intervention

From: Perceived exercise barriers are reduced and benefits are improved with lifestyle modification in overweight and obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a randomised controlled trial

a) Week 0 CES-D VO2peak PCOSQ Emotion PCOSQ Infertility Problems BMI Age
 EBBS r = −0.31*** r = 0.45*     
 Benefits   r = 0.41*     
 Physical performance   r = 0.33***   r = 0.32***   
 Psychological outlook   r = 0.50*    r = −0.36**  
 Social interaction r = −0.35**      
 Barriers r = 0.45* r = −0.32***     
 Exercise milieu r = 0.40*   r = −0.36**    
 Family discouragement   r = −0.46*     r = 0.41*
b) Changes Week 20-Week 0 CES-D Weight PCOSQ Emotion PCOSQ Infertility Problems PCOSQ Weight PCOSQ Menstrual Problems
 EBBS r = −0.46*   r = 0.33***    
 Benefits r = −0.32***      
 Life enhancement   r = −0.49*     
 Barriers r = 0.49* r = 0.34** r = −0.57* r = −0.31*** r = −0.41*  
 Exercise milieu    r = −0.52*   r = −0.40* r = −0.34***
 Time expenditure r = 0.60*   r = −0.63*    
 Physical exertion   r = 0.50*     
  1. BMI body mass index, CES-D centre for epidemiologic studies depression scale, EBBS exercise benefits/barriers scale, PCOSQ polycystic ovary syndrome questionnaire, VO 2 peak peak oxygen consumption
  2. *P ≤ 0.008; **P ≤ 0.02, ***P < 0.05