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Table 1 Summary of the MYMEDS questionnaire

From: The my experience of taking medicines (MYMEDS) questionnaire for assessing medicines adherence barriers in post-myocardial infarction patients: development and utility

SectionArea of focusContentCompletion method
1Current medicinesMedicines being taken, administration times, why the patient takes themList of medicines; tick when they take them; state why they take them
2Understanding and satisfaction with medicinesUnderstanding of why medicines were prescribed, whether the patient is convinced of the importance of these medicines, whether they feel that their medicines are workingFour-point Likert scale (strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree); free text for comments
3Concerns about medicinesLevel of worry that medicines will cause more harm than good, concern about being on too many medicines, and whether medicines need to be altered because of actual or perceived harmFour-point Likert scale (strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree); free text for comments
4Practical barriers to adherenceProblems with opening medicine packaging or reading labels, swallowing problems, and issues with obtaining repeat prescriptionsFour-point Likert scale (strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree); free text for comments
5Fitting medicines into daily routineIssues with forgetfulness and inconvenience due to taking medicinesFour-point Likert scale (strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree); free text for comments
6Adherence to individual SPMsAdherence levels with each separate SPM being takenFive-point Likert scale for how often each medicine was taken as prescribed in the past month (all of the time; nearly all of the time; most of the time; about half the time; less than half the time)
FinalOtherAny other issues that the patient wishes to raiseFree text
  1. MYMEDS My Experience of Taking Medicines, SPM Secondary prevention medicine