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Table 2 The relationship between TCM symptoms & signs and NIHSS score

From: A new prognostic scale for the early prediction of ischemic stroke recovery mainly based on traditional Chinese medicine symptoms and NIHSS score: a retrospective cohort study

TCM symptom & signs Correlation coefficient (r2) P value
Limb flaccid paralysis 0.451 0.000
Incontinence of urinary 0.325 0.000
Cough due to drinking 0.308 0.000
Respiratory rude 0.272 0.000
Irritability 0.255 0.000
Anxiety 0.249 0.000
Analeptic 0.186 0.000
Stiffness and tension in the limbs 0.132 0.003
Purple lips 0.108 0.017
Salivation 0.090 0.047
Tinnitus −0.099 0.028
Thirst with desire to hot drink −0.104 0.022
Frequent micturition −0.107 0.018
Dry mouth −0.117 0.009
Circumrotating −0.141 0.002
Dizziness −0.193 0.000
  1. TCM traditional Chinese medicine. Significant difference, P < 0.05