Table 3

Median RBANS and depression severity scores before the first rTMS (trial 1, day 1) vs. after the last rTMS (trial 8, day 20) in patients (N= 10)
Score (Median; range) Day 1 before first rTMS Day 20 after last rTMS T (z) ptwo-tailed  r
RBANS
Immediate memory 96 (73–114) 104 (69–114) 2.5 (−2.2) .030* -.49
Delayed memory 94 (52–103) 96 (52–101) 10.0 (−1.1) .262 -.24
Attention 97 (56–109) 106 (72–118) 13.5 (−1.4) .150 -.31
Language 98 (78–117) 102 (87–120) 6.0 (−1.7) .091 -.38
Visuospatial ability 86 (72–102) 82 (72–92) 10.5 (−1.7) .083 -.38
BDI 28 (21–41) 18 (1–47) 8.0 (−2.0) .046* -.45
HAM-D 22 (19–29) 13 (1–31) 4.5 (−2.3) .019* -.51

BDI- Beck Depression Inventory; HAM-D- Hamilton Depression Rating Scale- 21 items; RBANS- Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status; T- Wilcoxon Signed-Rank T Test. The effect size r was calculated as r = z/√N, where N = 20 (a total number of measurements/case).

*p < .05.

Kedzior et al.

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

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