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Table 2 Median (IQR) scores for the four items of Morisky, Green, and Levine adherence scale

From: Comparison of medication adherence between type 2 diabetes mellitus patients who pay for their medications and those who receive it free: a rural Asian experience

ItemsSPC (fee-paying group)
(n = 50)
THA (n = 50)BHT (n = 50)DHK (n = 50)Universal-free group (n = 150)
Do you ever forget to take your medicine?0 (0–0)0 (0–1)0 (0–1)0 (0–1)0 (0–1)
Are you careless at times about taking your medicine?1 (1–1)1 (0–1)1 (0–1)1 (1–1)1 (1–1)
When you feel better, do you sometimes stop taking your medicine?1 (1–1)1 (1–1)1 (1–1)1 (1–1)1 (1–1)
Sometimes if you feel worse when you take the medicine, do you stop taking it?1 (1–1)1 (1–1)1 (1–1)1 (1–1)1 (1–1)
Median (IQR) score for medication adherence (Overall)3 (2–3)3 (2–3)3 (3–4)3 (3–4)3 (3–3)
  1. SPC State Pharmaceutical Corporation, THA Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura, BHT Base Hospital Thambuttegama, DHK Divisional Hospital Kekirawa, IQR interquartile range