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Research Article

Warm Needling Therapy and Acupuncture at Meridian-Sinew Sites Based on the Meridian-Sinew Theory: Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain

Table 1

Baseline characteristics of the patients in the two groups.

CharacteristicsTreatment groupControl group value

Age (years)63.73 ± 11.6565.53 ± 10.670.37
Sex (male : female)44 : 1845 : 170.82
Duration of stroke (days)120.0 ± 224.232104.5 ± 159.7170.658
Duration of shoulder pain (days)99.613 ± 208.54574.194 ± 130.9310.418
NIHSSΔ5.98 ± 2.376.35 ± 2.440.40
Stroke type (infarction : hemorrhage)51 : 1153 : 90.87
Muscle strength (0 : I : II : III : IV)8 : 1 : 15 : 25 : 139 : 2 : 12 : 25 : 140.95
Other treatments for shoulder pain
Acupuncture and moxibustion42421.000
West treatment62621.000
Physical treatment231.000

NIHSS: National Institute of Health Stroke Scale.
Number presented for each group.
Mean ± SD presented for each group.