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Table 3 Demographic characteristics of patients who completed the PASAT3 and those who did not

From: A one-year follow-up study of the Symbol Digit Modalities Test (SDMT) and the Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test (PASAT) in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis: an appraisal of comparative longitudinal sensitivity

  PASAT3 PASAT3 p value
Completed Not completed
Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Age 38.2 (9.9) 44.4 (9.5) 0.001*
Educational level 13.5 (3.8) 11.3 (4.9) 0.003*
Years of disease evolution 6.7 (6.6) 12.1 (8.3) <0.001*
Total time of treatment 1.6 (2.7) 3.1 (3.2) 0.019*
Time since last relapse 1.4 (2.3) 2.7 (3.6) 0.064
FSS 3.3 (1.8) 3.8 (2.2) 0.297
BDI 7.5 (6.9) 11.4 (8.6) 0.005*
EDSS 1.8 (1.5) 2.4 (1.4) 0.028*
  1. *p < 0.05 was considered statistically significant.