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Table 2 Median scores (interquartile range) from short dietary questionniare1 at each time point and the score differences from the baseline to each time point2

From: Adherence to Mediterranean and low-fat diets among heart and lung transplant recipients: a randomized feasibility study

  Mediterranean diet (n = 20) Low fat diet (n = 19)
Scores at each point Differences from baseline Scores at each point Differences from baseline
Baseline
All 4 (2) 11 (5)
 Heart 4 (1) 11 (5)
 Lung 4 (4) 10 (5)
6 months
All 10 (3) 5 (3)*** 12 (2) 2 (3)***
 Heart 10 (3) 5 (3)** 13 (2) 3 (6)*
 Lung 10 (3) 5 (2)** 12 (2) 2 (2)*
12 months
All 9 (4) 4 (2)*** 13 (3) 2 (4)**
 Heart 11 (4) 5 (3)** 13 (3) 3 (3)*
 Lung 9 (2) 4 (4)** 13 (3) 2 (2)*
6 weeks post-intervention
All 10 (3) 5 (3)*** 12 (2) 2 (4)*
 Heart 10 (3) 5 (4)** 13 (2) 3 (5)*
 Lung 10 (3) 5 (2)** 11 (2) 1 (3)
  1. * p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01; *** p < 0.001
  2. 1Mediterranean diet score ranged from 0 to 14; low-fat diet score ranged from 0 to 16; higher scores indicate greater adherence
  3. 2p-values from Wilcoxon signed rank sum test