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Table 5 Self-reported rating scores of effectiveness and medication adherence during the study

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 Month 1 Month 2 Month 3 Month 4 Month 5 Month 6
Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
On a scale of 1–10, how would you rate MDS effectiveness in helping you manage your medications in the last 30 days?a
Intervention N/Ac n = 18
8.61 (2.23)
n = 14
8.93 (2.17)
n = 15
8.60 (2.23)
n = 15
8.67 (2.44)
n = 14
9.64 (0.50)
n = 16
9.25 (1.34)
On a scale of 1–10, how would you rate your current medication management method’s effectiveness in helping you manage your medications in the last 30 days? a
Control N/Ac n = 18
7.39 (2.17)
n = 17
7.59 (2.18)
n = 16
8.19 (2.04)
n = 13
6.92 (3.04)
n = 13
7.85 (2.58)
n = 15
7.80 (2.68)
In the last 30 days, please rate your medication adherence (taking your medication on time) on a scale of 1 to 10.b
Intervention n = 23
8.04 (1.61)
n = 18
9.61 (0.70)
n = 14
9.43 (0.76)
n = 15
9.13 (1.19)
n = 15
9.27 (1.10)
n = 14
9.07 (1.14)
n = 16
9.13 (0.81)
Control n = 25
6.96 (1.72)
n = 19
7.74 (1.66)
n = 18
7.67 (1.78)
n = 17
7.41 (2.50)
n = 13
7.69 (2.02)
n = 12
7.83 (1.90)
n = 15
8.27 (2.09)
  1. aLikert scale was used to obtain effectiveness rating scores (1 = Extremely Ineffective; 10 = Extremely Effective)
  2. bLikert scale was used to obtain adherence scores (1 = Least Adherent; 10 = Most Adherent)
  3. cEffectiveness rating scores weren’t collected at baseline