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Table 3 Baseline scores for the MOS 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36) and Profile of Mood States (POMS) questionnairea

From: Curcuma longa extract improves serum inflammatory markers and mental health in healthy participants who are overweight: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

  Placebo group
(n = 40)
CLE group
(n = 39)
p value
  Mean SD Mean SD
SF-36 scores, points
 Physical functioning (PF) 92.5 6.8 91.8 12.8 0.762
 Role physical (RP) 94.7 10.2 93.1 13.4 0.558
 Bodily pain (BP) 88.3 13.5 89.0 16.6 0.826
 General health (GH) 71.7 13.9 77.6 13.9 0.060
 Vitality (VT) 65.3 16.1 69.9 20.4 0.269
 Social functioning (SF) 94.7 10.2 91.7 14.4 0.287
 Role emotional (RE) 94.4 10.9 92.9 13.2 0.599
 Mental health (MH) 80.1 12.2 79.4 15.4 0.812
 Physical component summary (PCS) 53.4 4.4 52.2 7.0 0.382
 Mental component summary (MCS) 56.5 5.9 58.0 8.8 0.358
POMS scores, points
 Anger-hostility (AH) 45.5 6.9 45.4 6.2 0.979
 Confusion-bewilderment (CB) 46.9 6.9 46.0 8.1 0.619
 Depression-dejection (DD) 47.3 6.8 47.0 7.5 0.877
 Fatigue-inertia (FI) 45.2 5.8 44.2 8.1 0.540
 Tension-anxiety (TA) 48.7 8.9 45.9 7.8 0.142
 Vigor-activity (VA) 54.4 9.1 56.3 9.2 0.362
 Friendliness (F) 56.3 9.4 56.5 9.3 0.901
 Total mood disturbance (TMD) 45.3 6.8 43.7 8.0 0.332
  1. CLE: a mixture of a hot water extract and a supercritical carbon dioxide extract of Curcuma longa
  2. aValues represent the means and standard deviations for n = 40 (placebo group) or n = 39 (CLE group). Comparisons of SF-36 and POMS data were performed with the two-tailed unpaired Student’s t test when variance was homogeneous or the Aspin-Welch t test when variance was heterogeneous