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Table 2 Characteristics of study participants’ symptoms scale before and after treatment

From: Randomized trial of acupoints herbal patching in Sanfu Days for asthma in clinical remission stage

Symptoms scale Before treatment After treatment
Acupoints herbal patching Placebo P Acupoints herbal patching Placebo P
Detail symptoms—no. (%)
1. Wind intolerance 61 (37) 67 (42) 0.32 13 (11) 13 (11) 0.93
2. Susceptible cold 88 (53) 96 (61) 0.09 16 (13) 10 (8) 0.25
3. Sneeze, running nose before onset 78 (47) 84 (53) 0.29 11 (9) 12 (10) 0.76
4. Onset during quarter turn 122 (74) 114 (72) 0.72 6 (5) 7 (6) 0.73
5. Rapid or difficult breathing 120 (73) 116 (73) 0.89 33 (27) 39 (33) 0.31
6. Wake up by asthma symptoms 113 (68) 110 (70) 0.83 29 (24) 23 (19) 0.42
7. Bluish complexion 24 (15) 17 (11) 0.31 4 (3) 1 (1) 0.19
8. Spontaneous sweating 52 (32) 56 (35) 0.45 6 (5) 10 (8) 0.27
9. Lassitude 95 (58) 86 (54) 0.57 20 (16) 20 (17) 0.91
10. Lack of speech 45 (27) 41 (26) 0.79 9 (7) 8 (7) 0.86
11. Decline in physical strength 79 (48) 66 (42) 0.27 19 (15) 12 (10) 0.21
12. Reduction of exercise 41 (25) 33 (21) 0.40 6 (5) 5 (4) 0.80
13. Lack of strength 91 (55) 90 (57) 0.74 23 (19) 17 (14) 0.36
14. Lack of energy after asthma attack 50 (30) 42 (27) 0.46 6 (5) 5 (4) 0.80
15. Poor appetite 31 (19) 25 (16) 0.48 4 (3) 7 (6) 0.33
16. Abdomen fullness 44 (27) 37 (23) 0.50 5 (4) 6 (5) 0.72
17. Sloopy stool 22 (13) 32 (20) 0.10 5 (4) 6 (5) 0.72
18. Diarrhea after intake of oil food 29 (18) 31 (20) 0.64 3 (2) 3 (3) 0.97
19. Fear of cold 71 (43) 72 (46) 0.65 15 (12) 12 (10) 0.60
20. Soreness and weakness of waist and knees 79 (48) 85 (54) 0.29 9 (7) 15 (13) 0.17
21. Tinnitus 60 (36) 54 (34) 0.68 10 (8) 11 (9) 0.76
22. Frequent urination/night urination 52 (32) 50 (32) 0.98 7 (6) 11 (9) 0.29
23. Redness, hotness or anxiety 58 (35) 53 (34) 0.76 9 (7) 7 (6) 0.65