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Table 3 Patient responses to the Medication Compliance Questionnaire (MCQ)

From: Adherence to antidiabetic medication and factors associated with non-adherence among patients with type-2 diabetes mellitus in two regional hospitals in Cameroon

Questions Responses n (%)
Never Sometimes Often Always
How often do you forget to take your medicine? 98 (50.3) 69 (35.4) 19 (9.7) 9 (4.6)
How often do you decide not to take your medicine? 143 (73.3) 32 (16.4) 13 (6.7) 7 (3.6)
How often do you miss taking your medicine because you feel better? 151 (77.4) 30 (15.4) 6 (3.1) 8 (4.1)
How often do you decide to take less of your medicine? 161 (82.6) 28 (14.4) 4 (2.0) 2 (1.0)
How often do you stop taking your medicine because you feel sick due to side effects of the medicine? 176 (90.3) 12 (6.1) 5 (2.6) 2 (1.0)
How often do you forget to bring along your medicine when you travel away from home? 143 (73.3) 34 (17.5) 12 (6.1) 6 (3.1)
How often do you not take your medicine because you run out of it at home? 120 (61.5) 53 (27.2) 20 (10.3) 2 (1.0)
  1. According to the Likert scale, “Never” = 4, “Sometimes” = 3, “Often” = 2, “Always” = 1