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Table 2 Mean scores on cognitive tasks Pre and post Tai Chi training, for Chinese and Non- Chinese samples

From: The mental-attention Tai Chi effect with older adults

  Number Pre-test Post-test Pre vs. Post p-value
Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Chinese sample
 Figural Intersections Task 34 20.06 (8.54) 22.00 (7.96) .031
 Antisaccade 34 .47 (.16) .58 (.21) <.001
 Water Level Task 35 10.43 (4.34) 11.84 (3.89) .057
 Matrix reasoning 35 42.26 (11.52) 47.17 (11.89) .002
Non-Chinese sample
 Figural Intersections Task 28 18.86 (6.59) 18.21 (7.48) .469
 Antisaccade 25 55 (.19) 57 (.22) .628
 Water Level Task 28 10.31 (4.96) 12.09 (2.92) .030
 Matrix reasoning 28 44.21 (10.65) 45.04 (11.02) .525