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Table 7 Correlation between clinical parameters and scores of cognitive scales in MS patients

From: Clinical predictors to cognitive impairment in multiple sclerosis patients

  Age EDSS Attacks/year Duration of illness
r P r P r P r P
ACE attention − 0.08 0.59 − 0.45 0.002* − 0.38 0.009* − 0.236 0.119
ACE memory − 0.23 0.12 − 0.64 < 0.001* − 0.46 0.001* − 0.58 < 0.001**
ACE language − 0.23 0.11 − 0.81 < 0.001* − 0.49 0.001* − 0.47 0.001*
ACE fluency − 0.22 0.14 − 0.33 0.027* − 0.08 0.600 − 0.22 0.135
ACE visuospatial − 0.06 0.66 − 0.27 0.065 0.00 0.988 − 0.16 0.270
ACE total − 0.299 0.046 − 0.843 < 0.001* − 0.500 < 0.001* − 0.55 < 0.001**
PASAT 3 − 0.207 0.173 − 0.373 0.012* − 0.268 0.075 − 0.21 0.165
Trail making type B − 0.041 0.787 0.293 0.051 0.111 0.467 0.237 0.116
  1. *Statistically significant
  2. **Highly significant
  3. ACE Addenbrooke’s cognitive examination III, PASAT 3 Paced auditory serial addition test, EDSS Expanded Disability Status Scale
  4. P value is significant if ≤ 0.050