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Table 3 Comparison of TCM symptoms & signs between good and poor recovery for 3 TCM hospitals

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

Factors Good (n = 232) Poor (n = 181) P value*
Spiritlessness, day 1,n (%) 107 (46.1) 105 (58.0) 0.016
Anxiety day 1,n (%) 49 (21.1) 94 (51.9) 0.000
Cough due to drinking, day 1,n (%) 48 (20.7) 69 (38.1) 0.000
Anorexia,day 1,n (%) 27 (11.6) 39 (21.5) 0.006
Salivation, day 1,n (%) 22 (9.5) 31 (17.1) 0.021
Analeptic, day 1,n (%) 17 (7.3) 27 (14.9) 0.013
Limb flaccid paralysis, day 1,n (%) 11 (4.7) 28 (15.5) 0.000
Thirst with desire to hot drink, day 1,n (%) 25 (10.8) 9 (5.0) 0.033
Circumrotating, day 1,n (%) 25 (10.8) 8 (4.4) 0.018
Emaciation,n (%) 9 (3.9) 24 (13.3) 0.000
Stiffness and tension in the limbs, day 1,n (%) 12 (5.2) 22 (12.2) 0.010
Tinnitus, day 1,n (%) 23 (9.9) 5 (2.8) 0.004
Irritability, day 1,n (%) 5 (2.2) 18 (9.9) 0.001
Incontinence of urinary, day 1,n (%) 10 (4.3) 19 (10.5) 0.015
  1. Significant difference, P < 0.05
  2. Good: good recovery; Poor: bad recovery
  3. *P values based on Chi-square test