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Table 1 Cough clinical scores (Modified from Chung 2002)

From: Efficacy of Grintuss® pediatric syrup in treating cough in children: a randomized, multicenter, double blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial

Day-time cough score Symptom
0 Absent
1 For a short period (approximately a few minutes)
2 For 2 short periods (approximately 10 minutes)
3 Frequent cough that does not interfere with normal activities
4 Frequent cough that interferes with normal activities
5 Disturbing cough for the most part of the day
Night-time cough score Symptom
0 Absent
1 Only at awakening/only before falling asleep
2 Awaken once/early awaken due to cough
3 Frequently awaken due to cough
4 Frequent cough for the most part of the night
5 Disturbing cough