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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for the quality of life and emotional wellbeing questionnaire measures for the PCOS screen negative, PCOS screen positive, and PCOS medically confirmed groups. (group mean compared to reference group: *p < 0.05; **p < 0.02; ***p < 0.001)

From: Exploratory study of a screening measure for polycystic ovarian syndrome, quality of life assessment, and neuropsychological evaluation

  Screen Negative (reference group) Screen Positive PCOS Confirmed
N Mean Std. Deviation Std. Error N Mean Std. Deviation Std. Error N Mean Std. Deviation Std. Error
Age 74 18.55 .89 .10 25 19.00 2.449 .49 11 29.09*** 6.68 2.01
Years of Formal Education Post-HS 74 3.43 .66 .07 25 3.56 .58 .12 11 4.45*** 1.36 .41
Foley PCOS Screening Scale 80 24.85 7.70 .86 30 47.30*** 7.50 1.40 12 60.81*** 14.50 4.20
Zung Depression Total 74 32.50 6.65 .77 25 35.56 7.07 1.41 10 46.20*** 12.66 4.05
State Trait Anxiety Inventory Total 74 35.86 10.56 1.22 25 40.36 9.89 1.97 10 46.10* 15.61 4.93
PCOS Quality of Life Total 73 12.67 3.54 .41 25 13.72 3.29 .66 10 8.80** 5.02 1.59
Spiritual Wellbeing Total 73 42.90 6.52 .76 25 41.16 4.93 .98 10 28.00*** 11.96 3.78
Spiritual Belief Inventory Total 74 40.34 5.31 .61 25 39.28 4.73 .94 10 32.30*** 10.74 3.39
Fatigue Symptoms Inventory Total 74 40.38 21.08 2.45 25 52.44* 18.28 3.65 10 60.40* 23.50 7.43
Bottomley Social Support Scale Total 74 11.20 4.43 .51 25 12.24 4.45 .89 10 17.80*** 6.08 1.92