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Table 2 Baseline and six-month comparison of self-reported scores

From: Medication adherence support of an in-home electronic medication dispensing system for individuals living with chronic conditions: a pilot randomized controlled trial

Question Baseline 6-month
Intervention
(n = 23)
Control
(n = 25)
U Z P-value Intervention
(n = 16)
Control
(n = 15)
U Z P-value
In the last 30 days, did you find it challenging to take your medication(s) on time?a
Median
(IQR)
3.00
2
3.00
1
185.5 −2.21 0.03d 1.00
2
2.00
2
99.5 −0.87 0.38
In the last 30 days, did you miss taking any medication(s)?a
Median
(IQR)
2.00
2
3.00
2
207.5 −1.74 0.08 1.00
1
2.00
1
64.0 −2.49 0.01d
In the last 30 days, please rate your medication adherence (taking your medication on time) on a scale of 1 to 10.b
Median
(IQR)
8.00
2
7.00
4
184.5 −2.16 0.03d 9.00
2
9.00
3
100.0 −0.83 0.41
In general, how would you say your health is in the last 30 days?c
Median
(IQR)
2.00
1
2.00
1
218.5 −1.58 0.12 3.00
1
2.00
2
86.0 −1.41 0.16
  1. IQR Interquartile Range
  2. aLikert scale was used to obtain occurrence scores (1 = Never; 2 = Rarely; 3 = Sometimes; 4 = Often; 5 = Always)
  3. bLikert scale was used to obtain adherence scores (1 = Least Adherent; 10 = Most Adherent)
  4. cLikert scale was used to obtain health status quality scores (1 = Poor; 2 = Fair; 3 = Good; 4 = Very Good; 5 = Excellent)
  5. dSignificant differences at 95% confidence level