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Table 1 Illustrates the mean FA values of the examined white matter tracts in different study groups and statistical results

From: Multiple sclerosis and depressive manifestations: can diffusion tensor MR imaging help in the detection of microstructural white matter changes?

  Mean FA value (±SD) DMS vs nDMS, P value nDMS vs HC, P value DMS vs HC, P value
DMS (n = 20) nDMS (n = 10) HC (n = 10)
Right cingulum 0.5690 (0.0529) 0.6220 (0.0444) 0.6690 (0.0431) 0.0111 0.0273 0.0001
Left cingulum 0.5660 (0.0811) 0.6350 (0.0232) 0.6740 (0.0313) 0.0142 0.0054 0.0004
Right uncinate fasciculus 0.4035 (0.0673) 0.5250 (0.0425) 0.5300 (0.0450) 0.0001 0.8012 0.0001
Left uncinate fasciculus 0.4485 (0.0825) 0.5310 (0.0522) 0.5220 (0.0543) 0.0076 0.7099 0.0168
Right fornix 0.3820 (0.0711) 0.5070 (0.0419) 0.5090 (0.0398) 0.0001 0.9141 0.0001
Left fornix 0.3435 (0.0587) 0.4610 (0.0536) 0.4770 (0.0343) 0.0001 0.4373 0.0001
Right anterior thalamic radiation 0.5815 (0.0939) 0.6120 (0.0266) 0.6230 (0.0445) 0.3264 0.5106 0.1985
Left anterior thalamic radiation 0.5775 (0.1057) 0.6290 (0.0557) 0.6150 (0.0395) 0.1622 0.5248 0.2907
  1. DMS patients with depression and MS, nDMS patients without depression and with MS, HC healthy control, n number of patients