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Table 3 Within-subject repeated measure analysis of variance (ANOVA) tests comparing the effects of different types of food presentation (real food (RF), photographs (PH), virtual reality (VR)) on psychological and physiological responses of anorexia (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN) and control (CTR) subjects compared to the baseline (only significant values are reported)

From: Assessment of the emotional responses produced by exposure to real food, virtual food and photographs of food in patients affected by eating disorders

  RF PH VR
  F P value F P value F P value
Psychological       
STAI-S       
AN 5.82 0.012 4.01 0.048 5.78 0.02
BN 5.12 0.025 3.52 0.04 5.01 0.029
VAS-A       
AN 5.01 0.018 4.1 0.045 4.98 0.03
BN 5.09 0.026 3.7 0.037 5.01 0.029
Physiological       
HR       
AN 4.49 0.031 4.2 0.043 5.01 0.029
BN 5 0.027 2.99 0.045 4.99 0.03
SCR       
AN 5.98 0.09 4.05 0.045 4.9 0.03
BN 3.2 0.038 2.28 0.048 4.8 0.033
  1. HR = heart rate; SCR = skin conductance; STAI-S = Stait Anxiety Inventory; VAS-A = Visual Analogue Scale for anxiety.