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Table 1 Demographic information of participants

From: Efficacy and clinical predictors of response to rTMS treatment in pharmacoresistant obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): a retrospective study

Variable Category n Response (≥30%) p-value
Yes No
Sample size (n)   65 30 35  
Comorbidity (yes)   34 12 22 0.06
On medication (yes)   51 24 27 0.55
Protocol SMA rTMS 38 16 22 0.30
DLPFC rTMS 27 14 13  
Age Mean (SD) 32.25 (10.23) 32.67 (9.44) 31.89 (10.99) 0.76
Gender Male 30 14 16 0.56
Female 35 16 19
Education Diploma or lower 24 10 14 0.65
Associate degree 7 3 4
Bachelor degree 22 11 11
Masters degree 6 2 4
Not reported 6 4 2
Marital status Single 26 10 16 0.71
Married 33 17 16
Divorced or separated 6 3 3
  1. Note: SMA Supplementary motor area, rTMS repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, DLPFC dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, SD Standard Deviation. Between group (responders vs non-responders) differences in demographic variables were explored using chi-square analysis or Fisher’s exact test for categorical variables and t-tests for continuous variables. Response rate defined as at least 30% reduction of the Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale post-intervention.