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Table 2 Demographic, neuropsychological and clinical results

From: Preliminary evidence about the effects of meditation on interoceptive sensitivity and social cognition

  F p Controls STM LTM
Gender 4.90 (H) .86 2 M : 8 F 4 M : 4 F 7 M : 3 F
Age (years) .95 .40 M= 37.30; M= 41.12; M= 43.80;
SD= 9.12 SD= 12.15 SD=10.55
(22 – 49) (25 – 55) (29 – 56)
Formal education (years) 2.13 .13 M=16.10; M= 16.13; M= 17.90;
SD= .74 SD= 1.73 SD= 3.25
(15 – 17) (12 – 17) (12 – 25)
Body mass index 1.47 .25 M= 22.94; M= 22.88; M= 24.87;
SD= 2.75 SD= 3.15 SD= 2.49
(19.43 – 26.67) (17.63 – 26.51) (21.60 – 28.57)
IFS (Ineco Frontal Score) 1.50 .24 M= 25.95; M= 27.44; M= 26.25;
SD= 1.50 SD= 2.47 SD= 1.69
(23 – 28) (23 – 30) (24 – 30)
Stroop Interference score 1.88 .17 M= 5.02; M= 11.33; M=5.36;
SD= 8.06 SD= 7.20 SD= 7.03
(-6.59 – 15.95) (5.54 – 27.70) (-2.64 – 15.85)
BDI-II 4.12 .03 M=9.90; M=2.88; M=3.50;
SD=6.94 SD=2.30 SD=6.70
(2 – 22) (0 – 7) (0 – 22)
STAI Trait 3.74 .03 M=40.30; M=33.25; M=30.30;
SD=9.75 SD=6.54 SD=8.12
(25 – 61) (27 – 43) (23 – 51)
STAI State 1.87 .17 M=34.20; M=30.88; M=27.90;
SD=10.87 SD=2.70 SD=4.86
    (20 – 54) (28 – 34) (23 – 37)
  1. M= mean.
  2. SD= standard deviation.
  3. Numbers within () are min-max.