Table 2: CVLT-II outcomes and composite memory -scores at baseline and at the end of CR1.

Cortisol groupsCVLT-II outcomesRaw scores -scores
Baseline
Mean (SD)
Follow-up
Mean (SD)
Baseline
Mean (SD)
Follow-up Mean (SD) value2 ( )*

SDFR8 (3)10 (3)−0.06 (1.02)0.81 (1.06)<0.00005*
Normal cortisolLDFR8 (3)11 (3)−0.17 (1.06)0.75 (1.01)<0.00005*
Composite memory−0.23 (2.00)1.56 (1.96)<0.00005*

High cortisolSDFR9 (4)10 (5)0.15 (1.14)0.43 (1.50)0.12
LDFR9 (4)11 (4)0.02 (1.29)0.63 (1.17)0.001*
Composite memory0.17 (2.31)1.07 (2.63)0.007*

1CVLT-II: California Verbal Learning Test second edition; CR: cardiac rehabilitation; SDFR: short-delay free recall; LDFR: long-delay free recall.
2Two-tailed significance (paired sample -tests) of differences in the CVLT-II SDFR and LDFR outcome -scores and composite memory -scores between baseline and follow-up in the normal and high cortisol groups.