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Table 2 General experimental design quality

From: The number of stimuli required to reliably assess corticomotor excitability and primary motor cortical representations using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS): a systematic review and meta-analysis

Study Item 1 Item 2 Item 3 Item 4 Item 5 Item 6 Item 7 Item 8 Item 9 Item 10 Item 11 Total/11
Bastani & Jaberzadeh [22] Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y 8
Christie et al. [23] Y N Y Y N N N Y Y N Y 6
Doeltgen et al. [25] N N Y Y N N N Y Y N Y 5
Lewis et al. [24] Y N Y Y N N N Y Y N Y 6
  1. Key: Y yes, N no. Items: 1 clearly defined question, 2 consecutive or random sampling, 3 avoided inappropriate exclusions, 4 sample representative of target population, 5 raters blinded to additional cues that were not part of the test, 6 assessor blinding during analyses, 7 appropriate interval between tests, 8 all participants received all tests, 9 successive tests performed under same conditions, 10 all participants included in analyses, 11 appropriate statistical analyses