Table 2

Group performance on cognitive domain indices at Assessment 1 (acute phase) and Assessment 2 (post-treatment phase) of VGKC-LE

Assessment 1Assessment 2Change between assessments
Index (z-scores)nMean (SD)tNMean (SD)tnMean (SD)t
Verbal memory18−1.76 (1.02)−7.47*18−1.07 (0.96)−4.54*170.84 (1.05)3.30†
Non-verbal memory17−0.52 (1.21)−2.14190.23 (0.79)1.00170.76 (1.31)2.39
Executive function19−0.90 (1.00)−3.92*19−0.02 (0.72)−0.09190.88 (0.76)5.03†
Processing speed17−0.76 (0.80)−3.13*16−0.10 (1.23)−0.40160.69 (1.09)2.53
Language190.20 (0.86)0.89170.43 (0.61)1.76170.21 (0.45)1.93
Perceptual organisation190.28 (0.49)1.22190.47 (0.47)2.06190.19 (0.44)1.92
  • *Impaired (after correction for multiple comparisons, p<0.008).

  • †Improvement between assessments (after correction for multiple comparisons, p<0.008).

  • VGKC-LE, limbic encephalitis associated with antibodies to the voltage-gated potassium channel.