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Table 4 The changes of NIHSS and TCM symptoms 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 Total (n =413) Change status Good (n = 232) Poor (n = 181) P value
NIHSS - 0.54 ± 1.80 −0.45 ± 2.74 0.000a
TCM symptoms & signs     
Irritability appear,n (%) 0 (0.0) 3 (1.7) 0.037
  keep,n (%) 230 (99. 1) 166 (91.7)  
  disappear,n (%) 2 (0.9) 12 (6.6)  
Circumrotating appear,n (%) 0 (0.0) 4 (2.2) 0.007
  keep,n (%) 220 (94.8) 174 (96.1)  
  disappear,n (%) 12 (5.2) 3 (1.7)  
Tinnitus appear,n (%) 1 (0.4) 2 (1.1) 0.002
  keep,n (%) 219 (94.4) 179 (98.9)  
  disappear,n (%) 12 (5.2) 0 (0.0)  
Difficult to cough sputum appear,n (%) 4 (1.7) 7 (3.9) 0.031
  keep,n (%) 221 (95.3) 173 (95.6)  
  disappear,n (%) 7 (3.0) 1 (0.6)  
  1. TCM traditional Chinese medicine. NIHSS National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale
  2. aMann–Whitney U test; Good: good recovery; Poor: bad recovery