Table 1

Mean (SE) scores on measures of health-related quality of life (SF-12 Physical and Mental Component Summary scales; SF-12 PCS, MCS) and subjective quality of life (WHOQOL-BREF Psychological and Social Functioning subscales; QOL-P, QOL-S) among participants (n=4,892) reporting each of 7 levels of body dissatisfaction (BD0-BD6)i
Not at all dissatisfied Not at all/ slightly dissatisfied Slightly dissatisfied Slightly/ moderately dissatisfied Moderately dissatisfied Moderately/ markedly dissatisfied Markedly dissatisfied
(BD0) (BD1) (BD1) (BD1) (BD1) (BD1) (BD1)
n 674 1264 647 687 594 598 695
% 13.1 24.5 12.5 13.3 11.5 11.6 13.5
Mean (SE) Mean (SE) Mean (SE) Mean (SE) Mean (SE) Mean (SE) Mean (SE) F p Post-Hocii Effect Sizeiii
SF-12 PCS 49.63 (.38) 49.79 (.27) 50.41 (.36) 50.46 (.35) 50.10 (.39) 49.75 (.38) 48.64 (.38) 2.74 < .05 2,3>6 .01
SF-12 MCS 50.90 (.46) 49.04 (.33) 47.44 (.44) 44.79 (.43) 45.47 (.47) 41.25 (.46) 38.59 (.47) 81.47 < .01 0>1,2>3,4>5>6 .11
QOL-P 3.98 (.03) 3.82 (.02) 3.77 (.03) 3.63 (.02) 3.60 (.03) 3.38 (.03) 3.14 (.03) 107.57 < .01 0>1,2>3,4>5>6 .14
QOL-S 4.08 (.03) 3.92 (.02) 3.85 (.03) 3.71 (.03) 3.65 (.04) 3.48 (.03) 3.33 (.03) 53.21 < .01 0>1,2,3>4>5>6; 1>3 .07

iLower scores indicate higher levels of impairment on all measures. Means were adjusted for the following covariates: age, BMI; marital status; employment status; level of education; parity; first language, country of birth and possession of private health insurance.

iiPost-hoc tests were adjusted using the Bonferroni correction.

iiiPartial eta-squared: values of approximately .01, .06, and .14, indicate, small, medium, and large effect sizes, respectively [42].

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