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Table 7 Cough symptom score scale

From: Efficacy and safety of Qing-Feng-Gan-Ke Granules in patients with postinfectious cough: study protocol of a novel-design phase III placebo-controlled, double-blind randomized trial

Score Daytime cough symptom score Nighttime cough symptom score
0 no cough during the day no cough during the night
1 occasional cough for short periods cough for short periods before sleep or occasional cough during the night
2 frequent coughing, which did slightly interfere with usual daytime activities frequent coughing, which did slightly interfere with sleep
3 distressing coughs, which did seriously interfere with usual daytime activities distressing coughs preventing any sleep