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Table 2 Neuropsychological domains in patients before and during antiviral treatment

From: Hepatitis C virus eradication improves immediate and delayed episodic memory in patients treated with interferon and ribavirin

Domain Baseline (n = 19) During treatment (n = 19) p-value
M ± SD* M ± SD*
Immediate episodic memory −1.50 ± 1.05 −1.34 ± 1.01 0.758
Delay episodic memory −1.36 ± 1.12 −1.20 ± 1.31 0.433
Memory recognition −0.19 ± 1.11 0.61 ± 1.24 0.167
Working memory 0.12 ± 0.65 0.26 ± 0.81 0.576
Focused attention −0.86 ± 1.49 −0.80 ± 1.35 0.850
Divided attention −1.51 ± 1.47 −0.85 ± 1.19 0.433
Selective attention −2.10 ± 1.28 −1.04 ± 0.93 0.004**
Phonemic verbal fluency −0.73 ± 1.13 −0.67 ± 0.95 0.811
Semantic verbal fluency −0.39 ± 1.15 −0.85 ± 1.09 0.136
Dominant hand coordination −1.62 ± 1.27 −1.35 ± 1.37 0.344
Non dominant hand coordination −1.58 ± 1.23 −1.70 ± 1.17 0.836
  1. M mean, SD standard deviation
  2. *z score; ** p < 0.05