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Table 3 Final Items for the Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire for Medication (TSQM)++

From: Validation of a general measure of treatment satisfaction, the Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire for Medication (TSQM), using a national panel study of chronic disease

Item # TSQM Item
1* How satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the ability of the medication to prevent or treat your condition?
2* How satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the way the medication relieves your symptoms?
3* How satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the amount of time it takes the medication to start working?
4** As a result of taking this medication, do you currently experience any side effects at all?
5 How bothersome are the side effects of the medication you take to treat your condition?
6 To what extent do the side effects interfere with your physical health and ability to function (i.e., strength, energy levels, etc.)?
7 To what extent do the side effects interfere with your mental function (i.e., ability to think clearly, stay awake, etc.)?
8 To what degree have medication side effects affected your overall satisfaction with the medication?
9 How easy or difficult is it to use the medication in its current form?
10 How easy or difficult is it to plan when you will use the medication each time?
11 How convenient or inconvenient is it to take the medication as instructed?
12 Overall, how confident are you that taking this medication is a good thing for you?
13 How certain are you that the good things about your medication outweigh the bad things?
14* Taking all things into account, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with this medication?
  1. * These items are scaled on a seven point bipolar scale from 'Extremely Satisfied' to 'Extremely Dissatisfied'. **Item #4 is a dichotomous response option with a conditional skip to item #9. ++ Obtaining the TSQM: Electronic versions of the TSQM in multiple languages and scoring algorithms are available by contacting Quintiles, Inc. (415.633.3100/3243, FAX 415.633.3133, shoshana.colman@quintiles.com)