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Table 3 Covariance analysis of efficacy between the Two Groups

From: Remote ischemic conditioning improves cognition in patients with subcortical ischemic vascular dementia

Psychometric scores RIC Group(n = 18) Control Group(n = 19) p
HVLT-R
 HVLT1 17.02 ± 1.05 15.93 ± 1.02 0.464
 HVLT2 4.68 ± 0.73 4.56 ± 0.71 0.908
 HVLT3 8.78 ± 0.50 7.47 ± 0.48 0.069
 COWAT 6.35 ± 0.62 5.57 ± 0.60 0.372
 TMT-A 105.12 ± 13.09 125.70 ± 13.47 0.282
 TMT-B 201.64 ± 17.29 204.80 ± 17.29 0.898
 SDMT 22.82 ± 1.68 20.07 ± 1.68 0.259
 JLO 23.10 ± 1.23 18.56 ± 1.23 0.013
 Hs-CRP 2.63 ± 0.74 1.19 ± 0.83 0.220
 IL-6 15.85 ± 6.70 15.81 ± 4.27 0.790
 TNF-α 5.57 ± 1.02 5.46 ± 0.72 0.679
 WMLV (cm3) 74.21 ± 4.24 65.18 ± 3.79 0.166
WBWM
 FA 0.291 ± 0.009 0.306 ± 0.009 0.336
 MD(×10−4) 9.5 ± 0.32 9.0 ± 0.71 0.658
NAWM
 FA 0.292 ± 0.01 0.307 ± 0.01 0.358
 MD(×10−4) 9.3 ± 0.46 8.9 ± 0.62 0.485
  1. Abbreviations: COWAT Controlled Oral Word Association Test, the outcome was the sum of correct words in the both parts, FA fractional anisotropy, hs-CRP high-sensitive C-reactive protein, HVLT1 immediate memory of Hopkins Verbal Learning Test-Revised (HVLT-R), HVLT2 delayed memory of HVLT-R, HVLT3 recognition test of HVLT-R, IL-6 interleukin 6, JLO Judgment of Line Orientation, MD mean diffusivity, NAWM normal-appearing white matter, SDMT Symbol Digit Modalities Test, TMT-A Trail Making Test A, TMT-B Trail Making Test B, TNF-α tumor necrosis factor-alpha, WBWM whole-brain white matter, WMLV white matter lesion volume