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Table 2 Comparison between studied groups in cognitive tests

From: The interictal activities load and cognitive performance of children with typical absence epilepsy

  Group I (n = 19) Group II (n = 11) Group III (n = 30) ANOVA test (p-value)
I vs. II I vs. III II vs. III
Intelligence quotient 87.58 ± 7.51 93.73 ± 9.09 91.77±8.97 0.063 0.101 0.518
Finger tapping (DH) 104.26 ± 4.65 105.64 ± 5.59 105.83±5.13 0.478 0.295 0.913
Finger tapping (NDH) 104.79 ± 4.57 102.55 ± 2.84 105.67±4.37 0.165 0.480 0.056
COWAT 92.68 ± 2.54 99.55 ± 10.54 110.90±10.80 0.059 0.001* 0.001*
Stroop (s) 163.89 ± 21.86 169.55 ± 22.76 129.17±12.52 0.409 0.001* 0.001*
Trail making A (s) 61.79 ± 12.70 59.55 ± 12.48 56.63±14.11 0.660 0.195 0.540
Trail making B (s) 124.89 ± 61.66 149.36 ± 43.66 125.30±45.66 0.210 0.978 0.186
Corsi’s block tapping test 4.37 ± 0.81 4.53 ± 0.72 4.52±0.74 0.583 0.498 0.978
Tower of London (correct moves) 82.16 ± 10.80 84.18 ± 12.45 95.07±9.12 0.607 0.001* 0.004*
WCST (conceptual level response) 43.53 ± 6.73 49.73 ± 8.00 54.60±6.05 0.017* 0.001* 0.042*
Pursuit rotor task (s) 35.95 ± 7.74 37.36 ± 6.10 20.13±8.23 0.631 0.001* 0.001*
  1. *Significant
  2. COWAT controlled oral word association test, DH dominant hand, NDH non-dominant hand, WCST Wisconsin Card Sorting Test