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Table 3 Association between VEGF, neurocognition and social cognition performance

From: Neurocognition and social cognition in remitted first-episode schizophrenia: correlation with VEGF serum levels

  RS (n = 65) NRS (n = 45) HC (n = 58)
r P r P r P
HVLT-R
 Total recall −0.223 0.075 − 0.025 0.873 − 0.102 0.447
 Delayed recall −0.040 0.753 −0.049 0.749 −0.118 0.379
 VFT-animals −0.057 0.649 0.025 0.868 1.000 0.454
 VFT-actions 0.067 0.594 −0.160 0.293 −0.165 0.216
 TMT-part A 0.165 0.189 0.077 0.616 0.170 0.201
 TMT-part B −0.054 0.672 −0.096 0.532 0.265 0.044
 DST-Forward 0.317 0.010 −0.019 0.903 0.133 0.320
 DST-Backward −0.075 0.552 −0.020 0.897 −0.101 0.452
 Total −0.085 0.500 0.008 0.985 0.051 0.703
 Stroop words 0.235 0.060 0.131 0.390 0.007 0.985
 Stroop colors 0.028 0.825 0.042 0.785 0.127 0.343
 Stroop interference −0.131 0.298 0.089 0.562 −0.094 0.482
CFET
 Happy −0.022 0.862 −0.102 0.506 0.133 0.321
 Sad −0.063 0.619 −0.160 0.295 −0.095 0.480
 Fear 0.316 0.010 0.072 0.636 −0.194 0.145
 Disgust −0.130 0.301 0.153 0.317 −0.049 0.713
 Angry −0.235 0.060 0.127 0.407 0.270 0.040
 Surprised 0.238 0.056 0.110 0.473 0.109 0.414
  1. Abbreviations: RS remitted first-episode schizophrenia; NRS non-remitted first episode schizophrenia; HC healthy control; HVLT-R Hopkins Verbal Learning Test-Revised; VFT verbal fluency tests; TMT trail making tests; DST digit span tests; CFET Chinese Facial Emotion Test. Significant differences (P < 0.05) were marked in bold