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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: Interpretation bias modification to reduce body dissatisfaction – a randomized controlled pilot study in women with elevated weight and shape concerns

  Intervention group Control group  
Pre-assessment Post-assessment Pre-assessment Post- assessment t-statistic pre-assessment comparisons
M (SD) M (SD) M (SD) M (SD)
Age (years) (ni = 18; nc = 20) 22.61 (2.97) 23.40 (5.75) t(36) = 0.52; p = .61
Body Mass Index (kg/m2) (ni = 18; nc = 20) 22.52 (1.85) 21.52 (1.63) t(36) = − 1.77; p = .09
Body image-related negative interpretation bias
 SST assessment version (ni = 14; nc = 19) 0.55 (0.22) 0.44 (0.22) 0.60 (0.26) 0.57 (0.31) t(31) = 0.62; p = .54
Body dissatisfaction
 Trait
  BSQ (ni = 18; nc = 20) 3.12 (0.91) 2.85 (0.87) 3.47 (0.85) 3.28 (0.87) t(36) = 1.23; p = .23
 State
  BISS prior to cue exposure (ni = 18; nc = 19) 3.27 (1.10) 3.44 (1.09) 2.83 (1.17) 3.31 (1.44) t(35) = − 1.16; p = .25
  BISS after cue exposure (ni = 18; nc = 19) 2.97 (1.10) 3.24 (1.25) 2.27 (1.31) 2.85 (1.57) t(35) = − 1.76; p = .09
 Thin-ideal cue reactivity
  Changes on BISS (from before to after cue exposure) (ni = 18; nc = 19) −0.30 (0.53) − 0.20 (0.41) −0.56 (0.62) − 0.46 (0.58) t(35) = − 1.39; p = .17
  1. Note. i = intervention group; c = control group; SST = Scrambled Sentences Task; BSQ = Body Shape Questionnaire; BISS = Body Image States Scale, before and after presentation of fashion model photographs