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Table 1 General characteristics and medication details of FMS Sham-rTMS and Real-rTMS group

From: Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation of the prefrontal cortex for fibromyalgia syndrome: a randomised controlled trial with 6-months follow up

Parameters FMS Sham-rTMS
(n = 41)
FMS Real-rTMS
(n = 45)
*p
Age (year) 39.05 ± 7.12 41.54 ± 8.58 0.14
Height (cm) 158.13 ± 6.34 157.17 ± 4.70 0.30
Weight (kg) 61.80 ± 7.54 62.73 ± 8.01 0.92
Pain duration (Yrs) 7.63 ± 4.65 8.0 ± 5.11 0.73
Medication used
 Analgesics % 7 9
 Opiates % 4 5
 Antidepressants % 3 4
 Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) % 24 22
 Anxiolytic % 8 9
 Sedatives % 4 4
 Gastrointestinal % 12 21
 Thyroid % 3 0
 Multivitamins % 34 26
  1. Data is expressed as Mean ± SD