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Table 1 Pearson correlation coefficients between distance travelled in the EPM and behaviour in the FST

From: Effects of early life trauma are dependent on genetic predisposition: a rat study

Distance travelled
  Forced-swim test
  Time spent immobile Time spent climbing Time spent swimming
  r(x,y) p r(x,y) p r(x,y) p
1st minute -0.36* 0.003 0.43* 0.0002 -0.04 0.723
2nd minute -0.49* 0.00002 0.29* 0.020 0.41* 0.006
3rd minute -0.21 0.098 0.06 0.652 0.19 0.121
4th minute -0.30* 0.013 -0.06 0.635 0.37* 0.002
5th minute -0.12 0.328 0.04 0.754 0.15 0.23
Total time -0.45* 0.0001 0.31* 0.012 0.40* 0.0007
  1. *Distance travelled in the EPM correlated positively with time spent climbing and swimming in the FST, while it correlated negatively with time spent immobile in the FST (p < 0.05).