Table 6

Comparisons across time within the primary outcome measures within the nutrition group

NBaseline3-Month follow-upComparisons
PercentilesPercentilesz Statisticp Value
LowerMdnUpperLowerMdnUpper
SF-36 physical functioning2716.744.44477.77816.70038.88977.778−1.1360.256
SF-36 role limitations physical2600002525−2.8780.004**
SF-36 bodily pain2732.54567.535.20067.50090−1.8000.072
SF-36 social functioning270255012.50037.50075−2.4760.013*
SF-36 general mental health27526072526480−1.6960.090
SF-36 role limitations emotional2700100066.670100−1.7880.074
SF-36 vitality energy or fatigue2751535152545−2.7340.006**
SF-36 general health perceptions27202535253545−2.1570.031*
MFI general fatigue27151819121519−2.5480.011*
MFI physical fatigue27141819111619−2.7910.005**
MFI reduced activity2710141881316−2.1640.030*
MFI reduced motivation27810126812−1.9850.047*
MFI mental fatigue2711131681315−2.0820.037*
  • *Significant at 0.05 level.

  • **Significant at 0.01 level.

  • Mdn, median; MFI, Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory; SF-36, Short-Form 36.