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Table 3 DASS and POMS scores by diet group

From: Vegetarian diets are associated with healthy mood states: a cross-sectional study in Seventh Day Adventist adults

  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
  1. * < 0.05 is significant.
  2. 1 DASS normative scores: D-5.55, A-3.56, S-9.27, total 18.38.
  3. 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.