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Table 4 Relative MFV in the MCA during SOC and WCST in healthy subjects, separately presented for hemisphere/diagnostic grouping and gender

From: Association between two distinct executive tasks in schizophrenia: a functional transcranial Doppler sonography study

SOC side men women mean diff. 95% CI df t-value
Planning        
   easy Left 1.0708 (0.0588) 1.0595 (0.0600) 0.0113 -0.0449 – 0.0674 18 0.42
   difficult MCA 1.0617 (0.0560) 1.0271 (0.0646) 0.0347 -0.0228 – 0.0922 18 1.27
Planning        
   easy Right 1.0702 (0.0627) 1.0765 (0.0586) -0.0063 -0.0634 – 0.0508 18 0.23
   difficult MCA 1.0542 (0.0651) 1.0548 (0.0587) -0.0007 -0.0588 – 0.0575 18 0.02
Mov. exe.        
   easy Left 1.0866 (0.0437) 1.0867 (0.0719) -0.0001 -0.0577 – 0.0575 18 0.00
   difficult MCA 1.0843 (0.0588) 1.0622 (0.0841) 0.0220 -0.0478 – 0.0919 18 0.66
Mov. exe.        
   easy Right 1.0842 (0.0522) 1.0977 (0.0812) -0.0135 -0.0794 – 0.0524 18 0.13
   difficult MCA 1.0791 (0.0540) 1.0702 (0.0780) -0.0041 -0.0689 – 0.0607 18 0.14
WCST side men women mean diff. 95% CI df t-value
steady-state Left MCA 1.0887 (0.0707) 1.0750 (0.0571) 0.0136 -0.0463 – 0.0736 18 0.48
steady-state Right MCA 1.0730 (0.0344) 1.0657 (0.0563) 0.0074 -0.0378 – 0.0525 18 0.34
  1. values are mean (SD)
  2. All p-values >0.2
  3. Abbreviations: CI: confidence interval; MFV: mean flow velocity; Mov. exe.: movement execution; n.s.: not significant; SOC: Stockings of Cambridge; WCST: Wisconsin Card Sorting Test