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Research Article

Does Ramadan Fasting Adversely Affect Cognitive Function in Young Females?

Table 1

Stroop test scores at three occasions in fasting group (FG) and nonfasting group (NFG) (mean values with standard deviations in parentheses).

VariableGroupPre-RamadanRamadanPost-Ramadan values for week group interaction

Word scoreNFG123.9 (10.1)125.6 (19.7)126 (15.7)0.6
FG108.2 (10.4)113.8 (7.7)113.3 (8.3)

Color scoreNFG76.5 (9.7)84.3 (14.5)84.4 (9)0.3
FG75.3 (7.2)79.7 (6.4)78.2 (6.4)

Color-word scoreNFG44.8 (8.3)53 (7.7)55.8 (4.7)0.2
FG42.4 (7.2)47.9 (6.9)54.7 (6)

Interference indexNFG31.8 (7.5)31.3 (8.5)28.6 (8)0.2
FG32.9 (9.2)31.8 (7.1)23.6 (5.8)

Error numberNFG4.3 (2.2)1 (0.8)2 (1.2)0.03
FG2.7 (1.7)1.9 (0.8)2.2 (1.1)

Note. Significantly different from pre-Ramadan condition (p < 0.05).
Significantly different from Ramadan condition (p < 0.05).
Significantly different from pre-Ramadan and Ramadan conditions (p < 0.05).