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Table 4 Neuropsychological domains according to the virological response to treatment

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

Domain With SVR (n = 15) Without SVR (n = 4) p-value
M ± SD* M ± SD*  
Immediate episodic memory −0.50 ± 0.80 −1.65 ± 0.84 0.045**
Delay episodic memory −0.49 ± 1.12 −1.90 ± 0.99 0.040**
Memory recognition 0.38 ± 0.81 −0.80 ± 1.94 0.736
Working memory 0.17 ± 0.54 0.08 ± 0.42 0.760
Focused attention −0.35 ± 1.39 −1.80 ± 1.58 0.064
Divided attention −0.53 ± 1.31 −0.30 ± 0.28 1.000
Selective attention −0.11 ± 0.68 −0.5 ± 1.80 1.000
Phonemic verbal fluency −0.14 ± 1.05 −1.09 ± 0.93 0.160
Semantic verbal fluency −0.40 ± 1,08 −1.02 ± 0.83 0.208
Dominant hand coordination −1.02 ± 1.61 −2.07 ± 1.26 0.228
Non dominant hand coordination −1.15 ± 1.92 −1.26 ± 1.44 0.920
  1. M mean, SD standard deviation, SVR sustained virological response
  2. *z score; ** p < 0.05