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Table 2 Performance ( z scores) on cognitive tasks of the NINDS-CSN cognitive battery

From: Platelet-activating factors are associated with cognitive deficits in depressed coronary artery disease patients: a hypothesis-generating study

Cognitive task All CAD patients (N = 24) z score (standard deviation) Major depressed subgroup (N = 15) zscore (standard deviation)
Executive function -0.35 (0.70) -0.36 (0.76)
Animal Naming Task -0.28 (0.96) -0.31 (0.96)
FAS/COWAT -0.25 (0.92) -0.20 (1.06)
Trail Making Test Part B -0.53 (0.86) -0.58 (0.93)
Attention and processing speed -0.55 (0.78) -0.64 (0.82)
Trail Making Test Part A -0.67 (1.00) -0.81 (1.01)
Digit-Symbol Substitution Test -0.43 (0.76) -0.49 (0.80)
Memory -0.22 (0.95) -0.37 (1.00)
CVLT, immediate recall (Trials 1 to 5) (verbal) -0.51 (1.06) -0.76 (1.01)
CVLT, delayed recall (verbal) -0.17 (0.93) -0.30 (0.96)
BVMT, immediate recall (Trials 1 to 3) (visuospatial) -0.25 (1.39) -0.35 (1.45)
BVMT, delayed recall (visuospatial) -0.02 (1.17) -0.01 (1.19)
Global cognition z score (composite of all sub-domains) -0.38 (0.62) -0.46 (0.59)
  1. BVMT, Brief Visuospatial Memory Test; CVLT, California Verbal Learning Test II; FAS/COWAT, FAS Controlled Word Association Test; NINDS-CSN, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke-Canadian Stroke Network.