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Table 4 BIPQ scale correlations (r) in the 3 study groups

From: Comparison of perceptions of obesity among adults with central obesity with and without additional cardiometabolic risk factors and among those who were formally obese, 3 years after screening for central obesity

  BIPQ scale Timeline Personal control Behavioural control – physical activity Identity Illness concern Behavioural control - diet Emotional representation
Persistent cardiometabolic risk group (n = 80) Consequence 0.29** 0.15 0.10 0.71** 0.68** 0.15 0.61**
  Timeline   0.05 0.08 0.36** 0.36** 0.10 0.21
  Personal control    0.23* −0.01 0.07 0.23* 0.02
  Behavioural control – physical activity     −0.03 0.14 0.43** −0.04
  Identity      0.67** 0.21 0.58**
  Illness concern       0.24* 0.51**
  Behavioural control - diet        0.11
Persistent obesity group (n = 63) Consequence −0.07 −0.20 0.29* 0.62** 0.66** 0.35** 0.60**
  Timeline   −0.20 −0.04 −0.02 −0.10 −0.08 −0.01
  Personal control    0.03 −0.19 −0.08 −0.01 −0.07
  Behavioural control – physical activity     0.32* 0.30* 0.55** 0.28*
  Identity      0.67** 0.20 0.56**
  Illness concern       0.34** 0.63**
  Behavioural control - diet        0.52**
Improved cardiometabolic risk group Consequence 0.42** 0.33** 0.15 0.63** 0.75** 0.35* 0.36*
  Timeline   −0.18 −0.06 0.61** 0.61** −0.09 0.18
  Personal control    0.50** 0.12 0.22* 0.32* 0.07
  Behavioural control – physical activity     0.07 0.32* 0.42** 0.09
  Identity      0.62** 0.15 0.30*
  Illness concern       0.20 0.45**
  Behavioural control - diet        0.32*
  1. Spearman correlation coefficients
  2. *Correlation is significant at the 0.05 level (2-tailed)
  3. **Correlation is significant at the 0.01 level (2-tailed)