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Table 3 Profile of mood states (POMS) of participants

From: Timed consumption of a New Zealand blackcurrant juice support positive affective responses during a self-motivated moderate walking exercise in healthy sedentary adults

Variable Mean ± SEM P-value
PLA (n = 20) BJ (n = 20)
POMS variable
 Anger 0.74 ± 0.31 0.32 ± 0.17 0.250
 Confusion 2.74 ± 0.78 2.00 ± 0.44 0.415
 Depression 0.42 ± 0.18 0.26 ± 0.17 0.521
 Fatigue 3.37 ± 0.62 2.32 ± 0.50 0.195
 Tension 1.79 ± 0.38 1.37 ± 0.34 0.411
 Vigour 7.0 ± 1.0 8.4 ± 1.1 0.371
 Esteem related effects 11.7 ± 0.4 12.7 ± 0.7 0.216
Total mood disturbance 90.4 ± 2.2 85.2 ± 2.3 0.114
  1. The emotional state of participants, randomly placed in either the placebo (PLA) or blackcurrant juice (BJ) intervention groups, was assessed using a POMS questionnaire. Results are mean ± SEM, n = 20 individuals per group, p value represents statistical difference from placebo group using Student’s 2-sample t-tests