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Table 1 The association between Verbal Fluency and Trail Making Test, subtypes of possession and socio-demographics (gender age and education and risk factors history of trauma)

From: Differential executive functioning in the topology of Spirit possession or dissociative disorders: an explorative cultural study

VariablesnVerbal FluencyTrail Making Test
UnadjustedAdjustedUnadjustedAdjusted
Mean (sd)p-Valueβp-ValueMean (sd)p-Valueβp-Value
Gender
 Male3714.86 (2.98)0.1120.3320.471101.89 (2.46)0.002−24.030.050
 Female4713.72 (3.42)140.26 (78.72)
Age
 ≤ 30 years4413.80 (3.83)0.198−0.8980.246145.73 (79.53)<0.001−14.600.270
 ≥ 30 years4014.70 (2.47)98.75 (17.82)
Subtype
 Intermittent dissociative phenomenon2912.10 (3.03)<0.001−3.725<0.001175.76 (83.77)<0.00163.88<0.001
 Transitory dissociative phenomenon5515.35 (2.82)95.73 (15.20)
Education
 University2915.48 (2.98)0.010−0.0080.99394.69 (13.25)<0.00112.010.407
 Less than University5513.56 (3.24)138.47 (73.19)
History of traumatic experience
 Yes2915.41 (3.58)0.0150.9390.20398.31 (18.41)0.001−260.010.041
 No5513.60 (2.93)136.56 (73.70)