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Table 3 Comparison between FA value before and after treatment

From: Fractional anisotropy measurements of the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex for therapeutic response assessment after repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis patients suffering from depression

  rTMS group SSRI group   
Mean ± SD Mean ± SD P value CI 95%
At baseline 0.44 ± 0.03 0.44 ± 0.04 0.915  
6 weeks after treatment 0.53 ± 0.05 0.45 ± 0.04 < 0.001* (− 0.12 to − 0.05)
FA % of change 21.5% (10.9%) 3.1% (5.8%) < 0.001* (− 0.03 to 0.02)