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Table 2 Results of gustatory test for each taste solution

From: Detection and recognition thresholds for five basic tastes in patients with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease dementia

 ADDMCINDCP value
MedianIQRMedianIQRMedianIQR
Sweet
 DT54–764–732–4.80.026 a
 RT87–1076–97.56–80.481
 RT - DT30–411–432–60.123
Salty
 DT42–532–521–30.075
 RT76–975.5–866–70.234
 RT - DT41–632–543–50.620
Umami
 DT96–1162–9.541–7.80.038 b
 RT1412–141310–1410.59.3–120.008 c
 RT - DT42–762–963.5–7.80.623
Sour
 DT42–631.5–51.51–40.064
 RT76–1076–9.565.3–7.80.273
 RT - DT42–552–63.52.3–5.80.495
Bitter
 DT53–853–73.51.3–50.325
 RT86–1075–8.565–7.80.055
 RT - DT40–511–321–40.258
  1. All data were compared via the Kruskal–Wallis test followed by the Bonferroni correction
  2. ADD Alzheimer’s disease dementia, MCI mild cognitive impairment, NDC non-demented control, IQR interquartile range, DT detection threshold, RT recognition threshold
  3. a Significant difference between NDC and both MCI (p < 0.05) and ADD (p < 0.05)
  4. b No significant difference by multiple comparisons
  5. c Significant difference between NDC and ADD (p < 0.05)
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