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Table 3 The top 10 items with the highest scores in C-LMQ-3

From: Exploring polypharmacy burden among elderly patients with chronic diseases in Chinese community: a cross-sectional study

Item score(`x ± s) sort
3. I worry about paying for my medicines 3.37 ± 1.05 1
7. I feel I need more information about my medicines 3.37 ± 0.94 2
19. The side effects I get are sometimes worse than the problems for which I take my medicines 3.33 ± 0.78 3
8. I am concerned that I may forget to take my medicines 3.31 ± 0.92 4
39. My life revolves around using medicines 3.28 ± 0.78 5
4. I worry that I have to take several medicines at the same time 3.24 ± 1.07 6
31. I have to pay more than I can afford for my medicines. 3.22 ± 0.94 7
27. I find using my medicines difficult (e.g.: taking the medication from the package, keeping in mind the precautions for medication use, etc.). 3.20 ± 0.95 8
6. I would like more say in the brands of medicines I use 3.18 ± 1.24 9
34. My medicines interfere with my social or leisure activities 3.16 ± 0.76 10