Table 2

Eating disorder examination and compulsive exercise test questionnaire responses according to stress fracture history: median (IQR)

CharacteristicsStress fracture group (N=19)Control (C) group (N=51)
EDE-Q
 Restraint1.6 (0.6–3.2)1.0 (0.4–1.8)
 Eating concerns0.6 (0.2–1.4)0.2 (0.2–0.6)
 Shape concerns1.9 (0.9–3.6)1.3 (0.5–2.0)
 Weight concerns1.2 (0.6–3.0)1.0 (0.4–1.8)
 Global scores1.7 (0.6–2.7)0.9 (0.5–1.6)*
CET
 Compulsive exercise3.4 (2.6–3.9)2.8 (1.9–3.5)
 Shape and weight2.4 (1.8–3.4)2.0 (1.6–2.6)
 Mood regulation4.0 (3.4–5.0)3.8 (3.0–4.4)
 Lack of exercise enjoyment0.7 (0.0–1.3)0.3 (0.0–1.0)
 Behaviour rigidity3.7 (3.0–4.0)3.0 (2.7–3.7)*
 Global scores2.9 (2.4–3.1)2.4 (2.1–2.8)*
  • *Significant difference between stress fracture and control groups: Mann Whitney-U test p<0.05

  • EDE-Q, Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire; CET, Compulsive Exercise Test.