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Table 3 Neuropsychological domains in patients before and after antiviral treatment, regardless of the viral clearance

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

Domain Baseline (n = 19) 6 months after treatment (n = 19) p-value
M ± SD* M ± SD*
Immediate episodic memory −1.50 ± 1.05 −0.74 ± 0.92 0.010**
Delay episodic memory −1.36 ± 1.12 −0.79 ± 1.22 0.007**
Memory recognition −0.19 ± 1.11 0.13 ± 1.18 0.293
Working memory 0.12 ± 0.65 0.15 ± 0.51 0.670
Focused attention −0.86 ± 1.49 −0.65 ± 1.51 0.421
Divided attention −1.51 ± 1.47 −0.50 ± 1.22 0.142
Selective attention −2.10 ± 1.28 −0.20 ± 0.97 0.000**
Phonemic verbal fluency −0.73 ± 1.13 −0.34 ± 1.08 0.043**
Semantic verbal fluency −0.39 ± 1.15 −0.53 ± 1.04 0.705
Dominant hand coordination −1.62 ± 1.27 −1.24 ± 1.57 0.258
Non dominant hand coordination −1.58 ± 1.23 −1.18 ± 1.79 0.298
  1. M mean, SD standard deviation
  2. *z score; ** p < 0.05