Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2014 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

The Influence of Chlorella and Its Hot Water Extract Supplementation on Quality of Life in Patients with Breast Cancer

Table 2

Changes in the FACT-B scores during the supplementation period.

PresupplementationPostsupplementation valuea

Physical well-being
 Vitamin mix1225.0 (21.5, 26.0)26.0 (23.0, 27.0)0.139
Chlorella granule1020.5 (11.3, 24.5)25.0 (18.8, 27.5)0.107
Chlorella extract1221.5 (18.0, 25.3)23.0 (17.0, 26.9)0.790
Social/familial well-being
 Vitamin mix1316.3 (12.8, 22.0)16.8 (14.0, 25.0)0.093
Chlorella granule1020.8 (15.8, 22.8)21.5 (19.0, 22.1)0.359
Chlorella extract1221.0 (16.8, 22.5)16.9 (9.8, 22.0)0.169
Emotional well-being
 Vitamin mix1219.0 (11.8, 20.5)19.5 (13.5, 20.5)0.386
Chlorella granule1017.0 (13.0, 19.8)18.0 (13.3, 20.8)0.722
Chlorella extract1118.0 (15.0, 19.1)17.0 (15.5, 20.5)0.310
Functional well-being
 Vitamin mix1221.0 (17.3, 24.5)22.0 (19.3, 25.8)0.294
Chlorella granule1021.0 (16.0, 23.3)20.5 (17.0, 22.5)0.834
Chlorella extract1119.0 (14.5, 26.5)22.0 (13.0, 25.5)0.563
Breast cancer subscale
 Vitamin mix1221.5 (20.0, 24.5)20.5 (17.8, 27.1)0.965
Chlorella granule1116.0 (12.9, 21.5)20.4 (17.5, 22.5)0.042*
Chlorella extract1123.0 (19.5, 23.5)20.0 (18.0, 23.0)0.478
Total
 Vitamin mix12102.4 (89.5, 113.8)104.6 (91.0, 117.2)0.099
Chlorella granule1091.2 (72.8, 100.5)104.6 (90.9, 110.2)0.241
Chlorella extract1194.0 (87.0, 118.3)91.0 (80.5, 112.4)0.328

Median (25th percentile, 75th percentile). aBetween pre- and postsupplementation. *Statistically significant.

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