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Table 4 Correlation (Spearman's ρ ) between depressive symptoms and neuropsychological functions in patients with depression on the GDS

From: Cognitive performance in older elderly men with late-life depression and cardiovascular comorbidities: symptomatological correlation

  Geriatric depression scale
  Negative mood Energy level a Inferiority Disinterest
Mini-mental atate examination     
  Orientation -0.16 (0.16) 0.13 (0.25) 0.00 (0.99) 0.07 (0.52)
  Registration -0.05 (0.67) -0.11 (0.33) 0.08 (0.47) 0.08 (0.49)
  Attention -0.03 (0.79) 0.04 (0.69) 0.16 (0.14) -0.08 (0.47)
  Recall memory -0.04 (0.73) -0.11 (0.32) 0.01 (0.92) 0.13 (0.25)
  Language -0.05 (0.63) 0.08 (0.46) -0.05 (0.67) -0.02 (0.89)
Spatial concept 0.01 (0.90) -0.10 (0.39) -0.11 (0.32) -0.24 (0.03)
Trail Making Test A -0.19 (0.90) 0.10 (0.36) -0.21 (0.07) -0.01 (0.78)
Trail Making Test B 0.11 (0.41) -0.09 (0.50) - 0.28 (0.035) -0.04 (0.79)
Trail Making Test B-A 0.28 (0.04) -0.20 (0.15) -0.17 (0.22) -0.18 (0.18)
Trail Making Test B/A 0.29 (0.03) -0.09 (0.53) 0.06 (0.66) -0.31 (0.02)
  1. Data are presented as ρ (p value). aThe higher score represents the lower energy level.