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Table 4 Identified causes of non-compliance and the compliance score at Baseline and the latest Follow-up visit, N = 69

From: Pharmacist intervention in the prevention of heart failure for high-risk elderly patients in the community

Causes of non-compliance N (%)
Forgetfulness 21/69 (30.43)
Dosage adjustment 8/69(11.59)
Frequency adjustment 8/69(11.59)
Improper administration time 14/69 (20.29)
Improper administration method 3/69 (4.35)
Overuse of “PRN” drugs 3/69 (4.35)
Underuse of “PRN” drugs 1/69(1.45)
Fear of Adverse drug reaction 13/69(18.84)
Think no need 7/69(10.14)
Pill splitting method 2/69 (2.9)
  Compliance scoreJ
Baseline Latest Difference p value
mean ± SD 1.93(±1.78) 1.39(±1.80) −0.54(±1.50) 0.005
No. of Low adherence subjectk,n(%) 19 (27.54) 16(23.19) −3 (4.35) 0.607
No. of Medium adherence subjectk’, n (%) 33 (47.83) 20 (28.99) −13(18.84) 0.011
No. of High adherence subjectk, n (%) 17(24.64) 33 (47.83) +16(23.19) 0.001
  1. J: Compliance based on Morisky questionnaire
  2. k: Low adherence - Morisky Scores >2; Medium adherence - Morisky Scores = 1 or 2; High adherence - Morisky Scores = 0