Table 3: Forest plot of comparison: scalp acupuncture versus western conventional medicines: neurologic deficit scores.

Study or subgroup ExperimentalControl Weight Mean difference IV,
Random, 95% CI
Mean difference IV,
Random, 95% CI
MeanSDTotalMeanSDTotal

Wei et al. 2005 [24]18.536.83623.96.773612.8%−5.37 [ 480950.tab.001
Xu et al. 2007 [25]13.241.876117.211.236129.6%−3.97 [
Yu et al. 2004 [23]9.433.763011.73.633020.5%−2.27 [
Yu et al. 2010 [27]13.26.4862018.49.034207.0%−5.20 [
Zhang et al. 2011b [28] 147.12318.48.7 237.6%−4.40 [
Zhang et al. 2011a [28] 9.55.62318.48.7238.6%−8.90 [
Zhu and Huang 2011 [29]7.555.59308.34.82013.9%−0.75 [
Total (95% CI)223213100.0% [
Heterogeneity: Tau² = 1.80; Chi² = 14.02, ( ); %
Test for overall effect: ( )