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Table 5 Answers to question one, ‘Ease of adherence to the Mediterranean Diet’, from the Feasibility Survey

From: Older Australians can adhere to a traditional Mediterranean style diet over two weeks: a pilot dietary intervention study

Response optionsa

Mean ± SDb

This diet was very different to my normal diet

2.6 ± 1.3

This diet offered a wide variety of food choices for meals and snacks

2.2 ± 1.1

This diet was expensive

2.5 ± 1.2

It was easy to find everything I needed to when shopping for this diet

1.4 ± 1.0

The recipes were easy to follow and make

1.9 ± 0.9

It took a long time to prepare foods

3.3 ± 1.3

Other household members were a barrier to adhering to the diet because they have different needs

4.0 ± 1.1

The foods tasted good

1.9 ± 1.2

Overall it was easy to adhere to this diet

2.2 ± 1.3

  1. aRespondents could select the extent to which they agreed with the statement, ranging from 1 (strong agreement) to 5 (strong disagreement)
  2. bResponses of less than 2.5 indicate agreement with the statement