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Table 3 Performance of the patients with cysts group (n = 22) and the control group (n = 13) at postoperative test 2

From: Intracranial arachnoid cysts: impairment of higher cognitive functions and postoperative improvement

Test Patient groupa Control groupa Statisticsb  
  Mean SD Mean SD F P Eta squared
Color-Word Interference test, STC
Color naming 29.46 4.5 26.15 3.56 5.2 <0.05 0.14
Word reading 25.82 12.99 22.85 3.91 - NS -
Inhibition 56.41 14.58 53.69 17.38 - NS -
Inhibition/switching 68.96 14.71 68.85 13.19 - NS -
Verbal Fluency test, NWP
Letter fluency 55.09 10.37 58.15 12.48 - NS -
Category fluency 48.82 8.61 43.31 5.34 4.39 <0.05 0.21
Category switching 18.59 3.28 19.69 2.81 - NS -
Total switching accuracy 17.46 3.19 18.69 2.81 - NS -
Tower test, TAS
Total achievement score 20.73 3.51 27.58 2.15 35.43 <0.01 0.53
  1. aValues for means and SDs are reported in raw scores; bstatistics reported (F, P, eta squared) are according to scaled scores. NS, no significant difference between the groups; NWP, number of words produced in 60 seconds; STC, seconds to complete trial; TAS, total achievement score.