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Table 4 Comparison of performances on EF tasks for EF-intact aMCI, EF-deficit aMCI and normal controls

From: The overall impairment of core executive function components in patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment: a cross-sectional study

  NC (n=36) EF-intact aMCI (n=15 ) EF-deficit aMCI (n= 19) F or χ2 P NC vs. EF-intact aMCI NC vs. EF-deficit aMCI EF-intact-aMCI vs. EF-deficit aMCI
P Cohen’s d P Cohen’s d P Cohen’s d
Age, y 67.4 (5.0) 68.9 (6.5) 66.5 (7.0) 0.550 0.580       
Sex(M/Total) 18/36 7/15 7/19 0.875 0.646       
Education, y 11.1 (3.3) 10.3 (2.8) 9.67 (3.0) 1.242 0.295       
Keep track 12.1 (2.6) 9.2 (2.5) 8.6 (2.6) 13.056 <0.001 0.002 1.137 <0.001 1.346 1.000 0.235
2-back 0.37 (0.2) 0.58 (0.24) 0.61 (0.22) 9.790 <0.001 0.008 0.951 0.001 1.142 1.000 0.130
Stop-signal 270.1 (35.0) 291.9 (15.4) 307.4 (39.3) 8.256 0.001 0.009 0.806 0.004 1.002 0.276 0.519
More-odd shifting 237.9 (86.1) 310.5 (29.3) 387.7 (110.0) 19.415 <0.001 0.022 1.098 <0.001 1.496 0.034 0.959
Stroop 319.2 (69.5) 332.6 (133.6) 329.2 (151.9) 0.096 0.908       
  1. NC: normal controls. Mean (standard deviation). Comparison was performed using ANOVA with a post-hoc Bonferroni test among the EF-intact aMCI group, the EF-deficit aMCI group and the normal control group.