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Table 2 The numbers (percentages) of patients with the representative 22 symptoms at admission and discharge, and recovery rates

From: Effect of intensive inpatient physical therapy on whole-body indefinite symptoms in patients with whiplash-associated disorders

Symptom Number (percentage) of patientsat admission (Total = 194) Number (percentage) of patients at discharge (Total = 194) Recovery rate P-value
Headache 170 (87.6) 31 (16.0) 81.8 0.022
Neck pain or stiffness 186 (95.9) 85 (43.8) 54.3 0.273
Shoulder pain or stiffness 185 (95.4) 76 (39.2) 58.9 0.077
Vertigo or dizziness 123 (63.4) 17 (8.8) 86.2 0.006
Palpitation 81 (41.8) 4 (2.1) 95.1 0.198
Chest tightness 63 (34.5) 7 (3.6) 89.6 0.188
Vision loss 114 (58.8) 5 (2.6) 95.6 0.664
Dazzling 95 (49.0) 4 (2.1) 95.8 0.056
Dry eyes 88 (45.4) 5 (2.6) 94.3 0.132
Dry mouth 71 (36.6) 7 (3.6) 90.1 0.010
Nausea or appetite loss 107 (55.2) 3 (1.5) 97.2 0.577
Stomachache, diarrhea, or constipation 115 (59.3) 17 (8.8) 85.2 0.011
Hyperhidrosis 104 (53.6) 17 (8.8) 83.7 < 0.0001
Cold sensation or poor circulation 141 (72.7) 26 (13.4) 81.6 0.052
Unstable blood pressure 45 (23.2) 3 (1.5) 93.3 0.135
Unknown fever 48 (24.7) 5 (2.6) 89.6 0.237
Sleeping disorder 147 (75.8) 37 (19.1) 74.8 0.011
General malaise or fatigue 175 (90.2) 18 (9.3) 89.7 0.840
Depression 126 (64.9) 0 (0) 100.0
Distraction or obsession 99 (51.0) 0 (0) 100.0
Irritability 119 (61.3) 1 (0.5) 99.2 0.613
Lack of endurance 126 (64.9) 5 (2.6) 96.0 0.112
  1. The P-value for difference in symptoms between admission and discharge was evaluated using the chi-square test, while Fisher’s exact test was used when the number of patients was ≤5 at discharge