Table 5

Beliefs about medicines among overall adherent and non-adherent patients

BMQ domainAdherent patientsNon-adherent patientsMean differenceP value
Specific necessity for taking SPM19.32 (4.10)
18.48 (3.60)
Specific concern about taking SPM10.67 (4.17)
12.70 (4.17)
  • Values given for each domain are mean scores (SD). Possible scores range from 5 to 25, where 5=strongly disagree and 25=strongly agree.

  • BMQ, Beliefs about Medicines Questionnaire;SPM, secondary prevention medicine.