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Table 2 Sample questions used for the relationships depicted in Figure 8

From: Creating groups with similar expected behavioural response in randomized controlled trials: a fuzzy cognitive map approach

Relationship Statements in the online survey (from “never” to “always”)
Sad →+ Unhealthy eating When I’m sad, I eat more than I should.
Body shape →+ Stress I feel stressed because of my body shape.
Pain →- Exercise When I’m in pain, I avoid exercise.
Exercise →+ Pain Exercise is painful.
Weight discrimination →+ Stress Other people’s negative comments or attitudes about my weight make me stressed.
Medications →+ Hunger I take medications that make me feel hungry.
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