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Table 3 Adherence of patients recruited assessed by the Morisky Medication Adherence Scale Score [Total N = 112]

From: Patient, clinician and logistic barriers to blood pressure control among adult hypertensives in rural district hospitals in Rwanda: a cross-sectional study

  Yes No
Do you sometimes forget to take your medicine? (No = 0) 16 (14) 96 (86)
People sometimes miss taking their medicines for reasons other than forgetting. Thinking over the past 2 weeks, were there any days when you did not take your medicine? (No = 0) 9 (8.0) 103 (92)
Have you ever cut back or stopped taking your medicine without telling your doctor because you felt worse when you took it? (No = 0) 7 (6.2) 105 (93.8)
When you travel or leave home, do you sometimes forget to bring along your medicine? (No = 0) 6 (5.4) 106 (94.6)
Did you take all your medicines yesterday? (Yes = 0) 106 (94.6) 6 (5.4)
When you feel like your symptoms are under control, do you sometimes stop taking your medicine? (No = 0) 4 (3.6) 108 (96.4)
Taking medicine every day is a real inconvenience for some people. Do you ever feel hassled about sticking to your treatment plan? (No = 0) 1 (0.9) 111 (99.1)
How often do you have difficulty remembering to take all of your medicine?
 Never/rarely (0) 99 (88.4)  
 Once in a while (1) 10 (8.9)  
 Sometimes (2) 2 (1.8)  
 Usually (3) 1 (0.9)  
 Always (4) 0  
Overall adherence
 High (Total score = 0) 86 (76.8)  
 Low to moderate (Total score ≥ 1) 26 (23.2)  
  1. Total score is the sum of all scores; where negative answers score zero, affirmative answers score 1, and vice versa