Table 3

Quality of life reported by the patients using the Swedish SF-36 Health Survey. Data are presented as mean (SD)

Diet group (n=26)Control group (n=25)
BaselineMean difference from baseline to week 12p Value*BaselineMean difference from baseline to week 12p Value*
*p Values refer to change from baseline to week 12. Within-group differences were evaluated by Wilcoxon signed ranks test;
†n=23.
Physical function58.9 (20.9)+2.5 (15.2)0.53355.4 (20.7)+1.4 (13.4)0.524
Physical role55.8 (44.3)+16.3 (43.6)0.07263.0 (39.6)−11.0 (38.2)0.199
Bodily pain58.7 (24.0)+4.5 (24.3)0.42654.4 (18.7)+4.0 (20.1)0.199
General health58.7 (19.0)+5.7 (14.6)0.07353.8 (20.7)+0.7 (21.7)0.818
Vitality59.6 (24.6)+11.3 (20.7)0.01854.0 (19.0)+4.2 (16.3)0.274
Social functioning83.7 (22.8)+4.8 (19.0)0.28688.1 (15.1)−5.4 (18.8)0.289
Emotional role79.5 (37.8)+9.0 (39.5)0.23078.6 (31.9)+1.4 (27.9)0.776
Mental health79.9 (21.4)+6.5 (16.5)0.05074.7 (15.3)+3.7 (12.9)0.143
Compared with one year earlier2.7 (0.7)−0.6 (1.1)0.0162.9 (1.0)†−0.1 (1.0)†0.793