Table 4

Assessment of the effect inferred by the participants: did the participants feel an effect by the interventions taken?

Mean±SD effectiveness (0–10)P value
FSMP (n=69)4.22±1.4850.02
Vitamins and minerals (n=76)2.67±1.300.34
Placebo (n=69)3.10±1.365
  • The intervention groups were asked how much they observed the perceived effects of the received intervention on a scale from 0 (no effect) to 10 (extremely strong effect). The respective numbers (n) within each group are given and the standard deviations are calculated.

  • FSMP, food for special medical purposes.