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Table 1 The schedule of 15-day protocol of combination treatment of low-frequency rTMS and intensive OT (example for a patient admitted on Thursday).

From: A multi-center study on low-frequency rTMS combined with intensive occupational therapy for upper limb hemiparesis in post-stroke patients

  Thursday Friday-Saturday Sunday Monday-Saturday Sunday Monday-Wednesday Thursday
Morning Admission Low-frequency rTMS
(20 min)
No treatment Low-frequency rTMS
(20 min)
No treatment Low-frequency rTMS
(20 min)
Post-treatment
evaluation
   One-to-one training
(60 min)
  One-to-one training
(60 min)
  One-to-one training
(60 min)
 
   Self-exercise
(60 min)
  Self-exercise
(60 min)
  Self-exercise
(60 min)
 
Afternoon Pre-treatment evaluation Low-frequency rTMS
(20 min)
  Low-frequency rTMS
(20 min)
  Low-frequency rTMS
(20 min)
Discharge
   One-to-one training
(60 min)
  One-to-one training
(60 min)
  One-to-one training
(60 min)
 
   Self-exercise
(60 min)
  Self-exercise
(60 min)
  Self-exercise
(60 min)
 
  1. Intensive OT consisted of one-to-one training and self-exercise was provided within 10 minutes after application of low-frequency rTMS to the non-lesional hemisphere.