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Table 2 Decision-making ability on the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT) in AN, BN, and HC

From: Comparison in decision-making between bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, and healthy women: influence of mood status and pathological eating concerns

  Eating disorders Healthy control    
  AN (n=22) BN (n=36) HC (n=51)    
IGT Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD F-value p-value post hoc
Block 1 -1.43 7.46 -2.00 6.01 -2.61 5.29 0.31 0.73 n.s.
Block 2 2.19 7.45 2.18 7.21 -0.31 6.96 1.62 0.20 n.s.
Block 3 3.14 7.47 1.82 7.68 4.14 7.85 0.92 0.40 n.s.
Block 4 3.90 7.50 3.15 8.82 6.49 7.44 2.03 0.14 n.s.
Block 5 2.67 10.11 2.29 8.73 7.35 9.29 3.73 0.03 BN<HC
Total net scores 10.48 25.53 7.50 27.09 15.06 20.99 1.05 0.35 n.s.
  1. In bold: p-value < 0.05, n.s.: not significant.