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Table 3 Comparison of ranks between initial and final evaluations in the CONTROL GROUP and in the EXPERIMENTAL GROUP; and comparison between the CONTROL GROUP-EXPERIMENTAL GROUP

From: The effectiveness of a training programme in everyday cognition in healthy older adults: a randomised controlled trial

Comparison of ranks
  VARIABLES PER STUDY STAGE CONTROL EXPERIMENTAL
Z p Z p
ERFC ERFC (1-PRE) – ERFC (8-POST) −8.12 .000 −10.00 .000
ERFC (2-POST) – ERFC (1-PRE) −9.75 .000 −10.13 .000
ERFC (4-POST) – ERFC (3-PRE) −9.79 .000 − 10.17 .000
ERFC (6-POST) – ERFC (5-PRE) −9.70 .000 −8.69 .000
ERFC (8-POST) – ERFC (7-PRE) −9.73 .000 −10.06 .000
ECB ECB (1-PRE) – ECB (8-POST) −3.78 .000 −9.73 .000
ECB (2-POST) – ECB (1-PRE) −6.09 .000 −10.20 .000
ECB (4-POST) – ECB (3-PRE) −6.16 .000 −10.25 .000
ECB (6-POST) – ECB (5-PRE) −6.71 .000 −10.24 .000
ECB (8-POST) – ECB (7-PRE) −6.04 .000 −10.30 .000
Comparison CONTROL- EXPERIMENTAL
  VARIABLES PER STUDY STAGE U p
ERFC ERFC DIFFERENCE (1PRE-8POST) 5080.00 .000
ERFC DIFFERENCE (1PRE-2POST) 3865.50 .000
ERFC DIFFERENCE (3PRE-4POST) 3275.00 .000
ERFC DIFFERENCE (5PRE-6POST) 8413.00 .431
ERFC DIFFERENCE (7PRE-8POST) 2995.00 .000
ECB ECB DIFFERENCE (1PRE-8POST) 2509.00 .000
ECB DIFFERENCE (1PRE-2POST) 1940.00 .000
ECB DIFFERENCE (3PRE-4POST) 1959.00 .000
ECB DIFFERENCE (5PRE-6POST) 1954.00 .000
ECB DIFFERENCE (7PRE-8POST) 1287.00 .000
  1. The table shows the comparison of ranks between initial and final assessments in the 4 stages of the study; and in the 8-POST and 1-PRE assessment in ERFC Questionnaire and ECB Battery in the CONTROL GROUP and in the EXPERIMENTAL GROUP; and comparison between CONTROL GROUP-EXPERIMENTAL GROUP of the variable “difference of the 4 stages of the study” and the variable “difference 1-PRE - 8-POST” of the ERFC Questionnaire and ECB Battery
  2. (1-PRE) Initial Assessment in 1st Stage; (2-POST) Final Assessment in 1st Stage; (3-PRE) Initial Assessment in 2nd Stage; (4-POST) Final Assessment in 2nd Stage; (5-PRE) Initial Assessment in 3rd Stage; (6-POST) Final Assessment in 3rd Stage; (7-PRE) Initial Assessment in 4th Stage; (8-POST) Final Assessment in 4th Stage