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Table 6 Comparison of WCST and ToL parameters regarding medical treatment among OCD group (n = 66)

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

 OCD group (n = 66)P value
Non medicated (n = 26)Medicated (n = 40)
WCST parameters
Categories completed2.911.6403.581.2610.220
Categories experienced3.821.604.471.220.216
Trials to complete 1st category43.1810.3647.638.190.204
Correct (T)12.794.7711.122.130.292
Correct (M)20.8210.3616.378.190.204
Errors (T)8.9310.854.774.780.251
Errors (M)22.5512.2520.005.430.526
Perseverative responses (T)10.7513.697.034.820.402
Perseverative responses (M)15.8211.509.213.820.091
Perseverative errors (T)10.1213.763.563.150.149
Perseverative errors (M)5.363.567.167.390.379
Non perseverative errors (T)1.791.482.373.670.551
Non perseverative errors (M)1.091.512.845.630.214
Unique errors (T)0.450.531.082.840.360
Unique errors (M)14.915.8214.006.860.715
Failure to maintain set1.453.240.370.600.295
Learning to learn4.906.093.996.640.777
Conceptual level responses total2.911.6403.581.2610.220
ToL parameters
Total moves187.8229.755181.6829.4690.588
Total time968.43401.36970.99445.470.988
  1. WCST Wisconsin Card Sorting Test, ToL Tower of London Test, OCD obsessive compulsive disorder group, T total number, M mean of each index, SD standard deviation
  2. Independent t test