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Table 4 Results of ANOVAs of performance in PESCO cognitive assessment tests in the experimental and control groups at baseline and post-stimulation times

From: Challenges in software applications for the cognitive evaluation and stimulation of the elderly

Variables and tests Experimental (n = 36) Control (n = 34) Interaction main effect
  Pre-M (SD) Post-M (SD) Pre-M (SD) Post-M (SD) F p
Attention       
Numbers 5.09 (1.95) 5.45 (1.07) 5.26 (.56) 5.72 (2.69) .021 .886
Pyramids 61.72 (22.6) 73.22 (20.7) 68.71 (20.80) 71.33 (21.22) 4.290 .043*
Memory       
Memory delay-list of words 4.73 (3.34) 4.59 (2.99) 4.43 (2.37) 5.23 (1.70) .097 .757
Number-vowel sequencing 6.36 (2.04) 7.05 (2.65) 5.03 (2.55) 4 (2.38) 4.550 .038*
Reasoning       
Series of semantic 4.00 (1.02) 4.27 (1.03) 3.94 (1.08) 4.36 (1.07) 2.928 .093
Series of logic 2.41 (1.40) 2.77 (1.45) 2.63 (1.34) 2.84 (1.54) 1.253 .268
Planning       
Parcel delivery 13.68 (1.78) 10.68 (2.1) 13.57 (1.9) 13.21 (2.1) 43.682 <.001**
  1. aNumbers represent means and standard deviations (in brackets). Explanation of variables: Attention (Numbers: total correct items; Pyramids: total correct items); Memory (Memory delay-List of Word: total recalled words; Number-Vowel Sequencing: total correct items); Reasoning (Series of Semantic: total correct items; Series of Logic: total correct items); Planning (total number of movements to successfully complete task). *significant level at p < .05 ** significant level at p < .001.