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Table 4 Symptoms scale at 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th follow ups

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

Symptoms scale 1st follow up 2nd follow up 3rd follow up 4th follow up
Acupoints herbal patching Placebo P Acupoints herbal patching Placebo P Acupoints herbal patching Placebo P Acupoints herbal patching placebo P
Detail symptoms—no. (%)
1. Wind intolerance 13 (12) 13 (13) 0.92 9 (10) 4 (5) 0.18 5 (7) 6 (10) 0.55 12 (20) 7 (13) 0.31
2. Susceptible cold 18 (17) 17 (17) 0.95 18 (20) 19 (22) 0.74 9 (12) 12 (19) 0.27 15 (25) 20 (37) 0.16
3. Sneeze, running nose before onset 14 (13) 12 (12) 0.76 7 (8) 16 (18) 0.03 8 (11) 8 (13) 0.73 12 (20) 18 (33) 0.11
4. Onset during quarter turn 19 (18) 15 (15) 0.53 11 (12) 14 (16) 0.44 7 (9) 12 (19) 0.11 19 (32) 20 (37) 0.55
5. Rapid or difficult breathing 33 (31) 22 (22) 0.12 21 (23) 19 (22) 0.84 18 (24) 17 (27) 0.72 22 (37) 27 (50) 0.15
6. Wake up by asthma symptoms 22 (21) 23 (23) 0.75 13 (14) 24 (27) 0.03 7 (9) 9 (14) 0.38 13 (22) 20 (37) 0.07
7. Bluish complexion 0 (0) 1 (1) 0.31 0 (0) 2 (2) 0.15 2 (3) 1 (2) 0.66 2 (3) 3 (6) 0.56
8. Spontaneous sweating 4 (4) 7 (7) 0.32 2 (2) 6 (7) 0.13 0 (0) 5 (8) 0.01 5 (8) 6 (11) 0.62
9. Lassitude 18 (17) 10 (10) 0.13 11 (12) 8 (9) 0.53 12 (16) 7 (11) 0.40 16 (27) 12 (22) 0.58
10. Lack of speech 5 (5) 4 (4) 0.78 6 (7) 1 (1) 0.06 2 (3) 2 (3) 0.87 6 (10) 5 (9) 0.89
11. Decline in physical strength 5 (5) 4 (4) 0.78 7 (8) 4 (5) 0.39 5 (7) 3 (5) 0.62 11 (18) 10 (19) 0.98
12. Reduction of exercise 4 (4) 0 (0) 0.05 2 (2) 0 (0) 0.16 1 (1) 2 (3) 0.47 5 (8) 3 (6) 0.56
13. Lack of strength 12 (11) 6 (6) 0.17 6 (7) 5 (6) 0.81 9 (12) 2 (3) 0.05 16 (27) 22 (41) 0.11
14. Lack of energy after asthma attack 4 (4) 4 (4) 0.96 1 (1) 2 (2) 0.53 2 (3) 2 (3) 0.87 4 (7) 6 (11) 0.40
15. Poor appetite 5 (5) 4 (5) 0.78 3 (3) 2 (2) 0.69 2 (3) 3 (5) 0.52 5 (8) 4 (7) 0.86
16.abdomen fullness 8 (8) 5 (5) 0.43 4 (4) 1 (1) 0.19 3 (4) 0 (0) 0.11 4 (7) 4 (7) 0.88
17. Sloopy stool 3 (3) 2 (2) 0.69 3 (3) 2 (2) 0.69 2 (3) 5 (8) 0.17 3 (5) 8 (15) 0.08
18. Diarrhea after intake of oil food 5 (5) 2 (2) 0.27 0 (0) 0 (0) 1.000 0 (0) 2 (3) 0.12 1 (2) 6 (11) 0.04
19. Fear of cold 10 (10) 7 (7) 0.50 5 (5) 7 (8) 0.50 10 (14) 5 (8) 0.30 8 (13) 11 (20) 0.31
20. Soreness and weakness of waist and knees 18 (17) 7 (7) 0.85 4 (4) 2 (2) 0.44 4 (5) 4 (6) 0.81 15 (25) 15 (28) 0.74
21. Tinnitus 12 (11) 8 (8) 0.40 4 (4) 7 (8) 0.31 4 (5) 1 (2) 0.24 12 (20) 12 (22) 0.77
22. Frequent urination /night urination 8 (8) 8 (8) 0.94 5 (5) 1 (1) 0.11 2 (3) 4 (6) 0.30 8 (13) 6 (11) 0.72
23. Redness, hotness or anxiety 6 (6) 6 (6) 0.95 2 (2) 4 (5) 0.38 3 (4) 2 (3) 0.80 3 (5) 6 (11) 0.23