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Table 3 Self-reported reason(s) for missing medication(s)

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

Reason Baseline Follow-ups (Combined Responses)a
Intervention
(N = 35)
Control
(N = 45)
Intervention
(N = 19)
Control
(N = 74)
Forgot to take the medication(s)
n (%) 16 (45.7%) 17 (37.8%) 8 (42.1%) 42 (56.8%)
Were too busy to take the medication(s)
n (%) 12 (34.3%) 13 (28.9%) 11 (57.9%) 23 (31.1%)
Did not want to take the medication(s)
n (%) 2 (5.7%) 5 (11.1%) 0 (0.0%) 5 (6.8%)
Had too many medication(s) to take
n (%) 2 (5.7%) 4 (8.9%) 0 (0.0%) 1 (1.4%)
Had to take medication(s) at too many times in a day
n (%) 3 (8.6%) 5 (11.1%) 0 (0.0%) 3 (4.1%)
Did not have enough information on or feel unsure of taking the medication(s)
n (%) 0 (0.0%) 1 (2.2%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%)
  1. Reason(s) for missing medication question was only asked if participants selected response other than “never” for missed medication(s)
  2. Numbers in the table are reported using Multiple Response Analysis as participants could select more than one option (check all that apply). ‘N’ represents total responses and not total number of completed questionnaires’
  3. aFollow-ups include combined responses from all six months of data collection due to low responses within each month