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Table 4 Comparison of % of patients with improved or deteriorated MMSE scores

From: Adding Chinese herbal medicine to conventional therapy brings cognitive benefits to patients with Alzheimer’s disease: a retrospective analysis

  MMSE change
6 m 12 m 18 m 24 m
Improved(≥0) CT + H no. 51/71 29/52 8/26 10/30
% 71.83 55.76 30.76 33.33
CT, no. 23/33 10/28 2/27 2/26
% 69.69 35.71 7.40 7.69
P value 0.823 0.087 0.030 0.020
Deteriorated(≥4) CT + H, no. 5/71 5/52 3/26 5/30
% 7.04 9.61 11.53 16.67
CT, no. 3/33 7/28 12/27 17/26
% 9.09 25.00 44.44 65.38
P value 0.715 0.066 0.008 0.000
  1. CH + H denotes conventional therapy with herbal medicines; CT denotes conventional therapy alone; MMSE denotes mini-mental state examination