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Table 3 Mean score ± sd at neuropsychological tests in remitted and non-remitted patients according to different criteria

From: Clinical Global Impression-severity score as a reliable measure for routine evaluation of remission in schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders

Items Criteria of remission Remitted Non-remitted Statistics (df) /p Cohen’s d
MMSE total score SWGC 26.80 (2.71) 25.02 (4.42) t(110) = 2.576, p = .011/0.485
CGI-S 26.40 (3.20) 25.44 (4.21) t(110) = 1.358, p = .177/NA
BACS list learning SWGC 9.31 (4.77) 9.92 (4.59) t(99) = −.652, p = 0.516/NA
CGI-S 9.51 (4.78) 9.70 (4.53) t(101) = .199, p = 0.843/NA
BACS Digit sequencing task SWGC 14.75 (6.06) 11.26 (6.19) t(99) = 2.86, p = .005/0.571
CGI-S 15.37 (5.56) 10.34 (6.13) t(101) = 4.363, p < .0001/0.868
BACS Verbal Fluency/category instances SWGC 9.89 (4.98) 8.10 (4.96) t(99) = 1.801, p = .075/NA
CGI-S 9.63 (5.07) 8.25 (4.84) t(101) = 1.405, p = .163/NA
BACS Verbal Fluency Controlled Oral Words ass.test SWGC 15.05 (3.89) 14.50 (5.49) t(99) = 0.569, p = .571/NA
CGI-S 15.47 (4.61) 13.98 (4.75) t(101) = 1.613, p = .110/NA
BACS Symbol coding SWGC 32.60 (13.64) 28.60 (12.29) t(99) = 1.549, p = 0.125/NA
CGI-S 31.84 (13.03) 28.71 (13.15) t(101) = 1.214, p = .228/NA
BACS Tower of London SWGC 11.38 (5.98) 9.5 (6.53) t(99) = 1.445, p = 0.152/NA
CGI-S 10.96 (6.20) 9.77 (6.27) t(101) = .969, p = .228/NA
  1. SWGC Schizophrenia Working Group Severity Criterion, CGI Clinical Global Impression Severity Criterion, NA not assessed in the absence of significant difference.