Table 1

Median duration and accuracy of performance on the mCST before the first (trial 1, day 1) vs. after the last (trial 8, day 20) rTMS in patients (N= 10) or a break (equivalent to the time taken to administer rTMS in patients) in healthy volunteers (N= 8)
Score (Median; range) Before first rTMS or break After last rTMS or break   T (z) ptwo-tailed  r
DURATION
Patient 24 (14–48) 20 (10–29)  8.0 (−2.0) .047* -.45
Healthy volunteer 16 (11–19) 15 (8–19)  8.0 (−1.4) .161 -.35
ACCURACY
Patient 90 (80–100) 100 (90–100) 15.0 (2.1) .038* .47
Healthy volunteer 80 (70–100) 100 (80–100) 10.0 (1.9) .059 .48

mCST- Modified Concept-Shifting Task; T- Wilcoxon Signed-Rank T Test; The effect size r was calculated as r = z/√N, where N = a total number of measurements/case; N = 20 (patients) or N = 16 (healthy volunteers).

*p < .05.

Kedzior et al.

Kedzior et al. BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:163   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-12-163

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