TABLE 4.

Summary of reaction time (RT), pinch force (PF), and tapping speed (TT) performance of the right hand before (pre) and after (post) application of the two interventions of each group

Motor TasksGroup 1: 1-Hz rTMS + iTBSshamGroup 2: 1-Hz rTMSsham + iTBSshamGroup 3: 1-Hz rTMSsham + iTBSGroup 4: 1-Hz rTMS + iTBS
RT, ms
    pre150.52 ± 12.36155.46 ± 12.49169.09 ± 9.93152.24 ± 15.74
    post146.01 ± 7.03154.22 ± 10.73159.23 ± 10.61154.24 ± 16.60
PF, N
    pre14.32 ± 1.8616.33 ± 1.5617.56 ± 1.5319.91 ± 2.93
    post14.58 ± 1.9216.51 ± 1.4317.60 ± 1.3021.05 ± 2.86
TT, key strokes/30 s
    pre174.41 ± 9.88172.03 ± 8.32174.31 ± 5.94184.79 ± 8.16
    post169.00 ± 8.10170.92 ± 8.15171.51 ± 6.78180.79 ± 10.47
  • Values are means ± SE, as an average of the three blocks tested for each task. Note that there was no significant change in motor tasks within or between each group.