Table 3

Mean scores (SD) of the alcoholic patients and the healthy control subjects and the Mann-Whitney U test results between the two groups on the BADS subtests and total BADS score

Rule shift cards Action programme Key search Time judgement Zoo map Modified six elements BADS total score
Alcoholic patients  3.47 (1.07)  3.59 (1.00)  3.24 (1.15) 1.59 (1.00) 2.71 (1.21) 3.24 (1.20)17.82 (4.39)
Controls  3.82 (0.52)  3.82 (0.39)  3.53 (0.72) 2.65 (0.61) 3.47 (0.62) 4.00 (0.00)21.29 (1.45)
Mann-Whitney Ubetween alcoholic patients and controls119.0141.5130.059.595.085.068.5
Asymp sig (2 tailed)  0.213  0.876  0.565 0.0023-160  0.068 0.0043-160  0.0083-160
  • 3-160 p<0.01; Mann-Whitney U test.

  • BADS=Behavioural assessment of dysexecutive syndrome (Wilsonet al 3).