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Table 3 WCST indices (categories, response type, others) among the studied participants (n = 101)

From: Executive function in obsessive compulsive disorder at Zagazig University Hospitals: a case-control study

 HCG (n = 35)
mean ± SD
OCD (n = 66)
mean ± SD
aP value
Categories
 Categories completed4 ± 1.233.36 ± 1.410.347
 Categories experienced4.80 ± 1.104.24 ± 1.370.392
 Trials to complete 1st category14.80 ± 9.6314.88 ± 7.410.983
Response type
 Correct (T)54.40 ± 4.1645.79 ± 9.040.045*
 Correct (M)11.75 ± 2.3111.61 ± 3.250.925
 Errors (T)9.60 ± 4.1618.21 ± 9.040.045*
 Errors (M)2.33 ± 1.886.23 ± 7.390.017*
 Perseverative responses (T)19.20 ± 2.2820.79 ± 8.150.671
 Perseverative responses (M)5.63 ± 2.738.20 ± 8.670.519
 Perseverative errors (T)6.60 ± 2.6111.42 ± 7.760.015*
 Perseverative errors (M)2.14 ± 1.895.72 ± 8.650.047*
 Non-perseverative errors (T)3.00 ± 2.006.91 ± 6.550.014*
 Non-perseverative errors (M)0.75 ± 0.732.26 ± 3.040.023*
 Unique errors (T)1.00 ± 1.002.21 ± 4.500.556
 Unique errors (M)0.23 ± 0.210.84 ± 2.190.540
Others
 Failure to maintain set0.60 ± 0.890.70 ± 1.490.914
 Learning to learn2.81 ± 3.264.06 ± 6.120.665
 Conceptual level responses50.20 ± 4.5540.52 ± 12.370.005*
  1. WCST Wisconsin Card Sorting Test, HCG health control group, OCD obsessive compulsive disorder group, T total number, M mean of each index, SD standard deviation
  2. aIndependent t test
  3. *Significant (P < 0.05)