Table 2

Associations of exposure to childhood trauma with CANTAB measures of memory

CTQ a scales


CANTAB b variable

Mean (SE)

Emotional abuse,

adjusted B (SE)c

Physical abuse,

adjusted B (SE)c

Sexual abuse,

adjusted B (SE)c

Emotional neglect,

adjusted B (SE)c

Physical neglect,

adjusted B (SE)c


Spatial Working Memory

Strategy score

34.18 (0.53)

-0.07 (0.86)

-0.23 (1.80)

0.74 (1.12)

-0.25 (0.93)

0.06 (1.84)

Standardized Bc

-0.01

-0.03

0.11

-0.05

0.00

# Double errors (total)

2.74 (0.74)

3.44 (1.05)**

5.92 (2.30)*

0.56 (1.54)

0.80 (1.27)

6.59 (2.31)**

Standardized Bc

0.48

0.41

0.07

0.10

0.40


Spatial Recognition Memory

% Correct

84.15 (1.08)

-0.31 (1.72)

-4.38 (3.55)

0.91 (2.25)

-0.25 (1.87)

0.01 (3.69)

Standardized Bc

-0.03

-0.21

0.06

-0.02

0.00

Mean correct latency (ms)

2567.11 (110.29)

-39.01 (170.51)

-225.73 (357.48)

-129.08 (222.88)

32.12 (185.40)

393.77 (361.68)

Standardized Bc

0.31

-0.11

-0.09

0.03

0.16


Pattern Recognition Memory

% Correct

90.34 (1.48)

-5.49 (2.20)*

-9.90 (4.73)

4.33 (3.03)

-1.29 (2.56)

-2.54 (5.08)

Standardized Bc

-0.39

-0.35

0.22

-0.08

-0.08

Mean correct latency (ms)

2304.76 (123.25)

460.12 (180.88)

717.64 (394.50)

-187.78 (254.00)

238.08 (208.55)

1213.18 (372.90)**

Standardized Bc

0.39

0.30

-0.11

0.19

0.45


a Childhood Trauma Questionnaire; b Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery; c Regression coefficient B and standardized coefficient B, adjusted for age, sex, education, income (SE: standard error of the mean); ** p < 0.01, *p = 0.01

Majer et al. BMC Neurology 2010 10:61   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-10-61

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