Table 1 Analysis of variance, mean values and confidence intervals for psychophysical tests.

From: Congenital deafness is associated with specific somatosensory deficits in adolescents

  Deaf Control ANOVA
Mean 95% CI Mean 95% CI Group Deaf/control Gender Male/female Interaction Group:Gender
F P F P F P
VDT 10 Hz µm 7.24 6.10–8.58 3.66 3.40–3.96 69.1 <0.001 5.3 <0.05 0.06 0.8
VDT 125 Hz nm 119 95.0–149 96 87.0–105 4.6 <0.05 0.004 0.95 0.06 0.8
TA mm 1.63 1.52–1.75 1.52 1.45–1.59 2.8 0.09 2.6 0.11 0.7 0.4
MDT mN 1.31 1.10–1.57 1.13 1.01–1.26 1.9 0.17 16.8 <0.001 0.7 0.4
CDT Δ°C 0.92 0.78–1.09 0.66 0.61–0.71 16.7 <0.001 2.9 0.09 0.2 0.6
WDT Δ°C 1.62 1.46–1.80 1.62 1.54–1.71 0 0.99 6.4 <0.05 0.01 0.91
CPT °C 13.4 10.2–16.7 11.79 10.1–13.4 0.9 0.34 1.02 0.31 0.9 0.3
HPT °C 42.6 41.5–43.7 43.9 43.3–44.4 4.65 <0.05 1 0.31 0.9 0.3
MPT mN 75.8 62.8–91.5 73.6 65.8–82.3 0.07 0.79 2.6 0.1 3.0 0.08
  1. Mean values of VDT 10 Hz & 125 Hz, TAC, MDT, CDT, WDT, CPT, HPT, MPT were calculated by back transformation from the log-means. CI, confidence interval.
  2. VDT 10 Hz and 125 Hz, vibration detection threshold at 10 Hz and 125 Hz; TA, tactile acuity; MDT, mechanical detection threshold; CDT cold detection threshold; WDT, warmth detection threshold; CPT, cold pain threshold; HPT, heat pain threshold; MPT, mechanical pain threshold.