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Table 4 Executive profile of NMOSD vs MS patients

From: A comparison of cognitive performances between neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder and multiple sclerosis patients in Indian context

Characteristic MS NMOSD P value
Predominant subdomain Mental flexibility Verbal fluency  
No. of subdomains involved 2.5 ± 1.13 2.9 ± 1.74 0.25
Abstraction 22(55%) 12(60%) 0.8543
Mental flexibility 30(75%) 14(70%) 0.7008
Verbal fluency 12(30%) 16(80%) < 0.0001*
Judgement 2(5%) 0 0.04392*
Set shifting 28(70%) 10(50%) 0.3073
Planning 8(21.1%) 6(37.5%) 0.3470
  1. *p value ≤ 0.05 is considered significant
  2. No statistically significant difference was noted in the executive profile between the two group except for verbal fluency and judgement