Table 1.

Study Participant Characteristics. Adolescents are grouped by GA group. Data are group means and standard deviations

Early preterm (N = 11)Late preterm (N = 10)Term (N = 7)Adults (N = 9)
Study participant characteristics
    Age (years)13.6 ± 0.514.0 ± 0.913.9 ± 0.423.6 ± 5.2
    GA (weeks)29.9 ± 2.0*#35.2 ± 0.9*#38.5 ± 1.640.3 ± 0.7
    BW%32.7 ± 32.4*28.1 ± 26.9*76.5 ± 17.9NA
    Cortisol (nmol/l)3.24 ± 1.14.1 ± 1.94.7 ± 1.31NA
    Resting motor threshold (% stimulator output) (figure eight coil)49.8 ± 14.543.7 ± 7.743.9 ± 3.745.1 ± 5.5
    Active motor threshold (% stimulator output) (rTMS coil)46.5 ± 10.942.0 ± 9.045.1 ± 5.051.4 ± 9.6
    cTBS Intensity (% stimulator output)37.2 ± 8.633.7 ± 7.236.1 ± 3.941.1 ± 7.7
    Baseline MEP amplitude (mV)0.92 ± 0.341.0 ± 0.161.16 ± 0.101.3 ± 0.24
    Mean MEP amplitude post cTBS (% baseline)96.3 ± 23.3*92.0 ± 21.4*55.8 ± 23.879.7 ± 12.6*
  • *p ≤ 0.05 when compared with term group.

  • #p ≤ 0.05 when compared with adults.