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Table 4 Discriminative ability of the HSTCM in terms of levels of health status

From: Further validation of the Health Scale of Traditional Chinese Medicine (HSTCM)

   Scores of the HSTCM
No. Mean SD 95%CI
1. Self-reported general health status     
   Good/very good 268 90.18 18.56 87.86–92.69
   Neither poor nor good 263 114.46 19.16 112.46–117.40
   Poor/very poor 78 132.92 21.50 128.03–137.80
   Missing value 2 - - -
2. Self-reported health status change     
   Better 102 93.92 24.21 88.92–99.82
   No change 283 102.17 22.72 99.73–105.44
   Worse 226 116.25 22.50 113.54–119.76
   Missing value 0 - - -
3. Degree of medical needs     
   Not at all/a little 331 97.56 21.33 94.47–99.42
   A moderate amount 189 115.97 22.17 113.36–119.86
   A great amount 88 117.20 26.98 113.44–125.45
   Missing value 3 - - -
  1. Self-reported general health status is item 21 of the HSTCM; self-reported health status change is item 22 of the HSTCM; degree of medical needs is item 4 of the WHOQOL-BREF.