Table 3

DASS and POMS scores by diet group

OMN

VEG

P

Mean

± SE

Mean

± SE

value

n = 78

n = 60

*



DASS-total1

17.51

1.88

8.32

0.88

0.000

DASS-D

4.81

0.69

1.67

0.28

0.000

DASS-A

4.31

0.53

1.53

0.24

0.000

DASS-S

8.40

0.92

5.12

0.52

0.024

POMS-total2

15.33

3.10

0.10

1.99

0.007

Tension-anxiety

6.04

3.83

3.83

0.40

0.031

Depression-dejection

8.99

0.80

4.36

4.10

0.000

Anger-hostility

7.08

6.72

4.28

0.55

0.010

Fatigue

7.59

0.66

5.03

0.47

0.021

Confusion

4.65

0.43

3.24

0.38

0.085

Vigor

19.15

0.71

20.61

0.71

0.133


* < 0.05 is significant.

1 DASS normative scores: D-5.55, A-3.56, S-9.27, total 18.38.

2 POMS normative scores, M-F: T 7.1-8.2, D 7.5-8.5, A 7.1-8.0, V 19.8-18.9, F 7.3-8.7, C 5.6-5.8, total 14.8-20.3.

Beezhold et al. Nutrition Journal 2010 9:26   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-9-26

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