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Clinical Study

Mental Fatigue and Cognitive Impairment after an Almost Neurological Recovered Stroke

Table 2

Results (ANCOVA) from the variables comparing stroke and control groups, mean ± SD.

VariableStrokeControl 𝑃 value

Mental fatigue scale 1 8 . 4 ± 4 . 9 4 . 0 ± 2 . 8 <0.001
CPRS, depression 8 . 0 ± 3 . 6 1 . 7 ± 1 . 8 <0.001
CPRS, anxiety 7 . 6 ± 3 . 8 2 . 5 ± 2 . 0 <0.001
TMT A 4 0 . 4 ± 1 5 . 0 3 1 . 0 ± 1 1 . 3 0.061
TMT B 8 3 . 7 ± 2 8 . 4 6 1 . 4 ± 1 5 . 6 0.031
TMT C 9 8 . 3 ± 4 5 . 2 6 9 . 4 ± 3 2 . 0 0.053
TMT D 1 6 7 . 0 ± 5 8 . 4 1 1 1 . 0 ± 4 3 . 1 0.011
Errors, TMT D# 1 . 5 ± 1 . 4 0 . 7 ± 0 . 9 0 . 0 4 2
Digit Symbol-Coding 6 2 . 6 1 ± 0 . 6 8 0 . 3 ± 1 1 . 6 <0.001
Digit span, total 1 4 . 3 ± 4 . 0 1 6 . 0 ± 3 . 7 0.22
Digit span, forward 8 . 3 ± 2 . 0 9 . 2 ± 1 . 5 0.16
Digit span, backward 6 . 0 ± 2 . 2 6 . 8 ± 2 . 6 0.80
FAS (total number of words) 3 8 . 0 ± 1 5 . 1 4 7 . 3 ± 1 . 6 0.035
Reading speed (words/sec) 2 . 8 ± 0 . 6 8 3 . 5 ± 0 . 8 5 0.040
Mouse clicks* 3 9 . 4 ± 8 . 3 4 7 . 0 ± 7 . 8 0.015
Mouse clicks + counting digits* 3 6 . 4 ± 8 . 8 4 2 . 3 ± 8 . 0 0.074
Computer test, errors* 4 . 1 ± 2 . 9 1 . 8 ± 1 . 7 0.013

#Errors on TMT A, B, and C were not significant; *mean figures for the trials; the first trial was not included.

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