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Table 6 Comparison of Satisfaction with Oral Medication by Patients' Ratings of Seriousness of Illness and Health Appraisal (n = 378)

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

  Seriousness of Illness
  Mild (n = 87)
Mean (SD)
Moderate (n = 237)
Mean (SD)
Severe (n = 54)
Mean (SD)
F Value p Value
Effectiveness 73.5 (18.9) 70.2 (19.2) 64.8 (25.5) 3.09 .05
Side effects 90.9 (15.1) 84.6 (18.7) 73.6 (24.0) 14.17 .000
Convenience 92.6 (11.5) 90.2 (14.2) 84.2 (19.5) 5.79 .003
Global 80.2 (19.4) 75.8 (18.8) 67.3 (28.2) 6.57 .002
  Appraisal of Health
  Excellent (n = 23)
Mean (SD)
Very Good (n = 139)
Mean (SD)
Good (n = 153)
Mean (SD)
Fair (n = 48)
Mean (SD)
Poor (n = 15)
Mean (SD)
F Value p Value
Effectiveness 76.6 (23.5) 75.9 (17.7) 67.5 (19.1) 61.6 (19.4) 63.3 (33.4) 7.03 .000
Side effects 91.8 (17.5) 88.3 (16.9) 81.7 (20.6) 81.4 (20.8) 75.8 (19.9) 4.08 .003
Convenience 92.8 (16.3) 92.8 (11.3) 87.9 (15.7) 88.5 (15.9) 83.3 (20.1) 3.21 .013
Global 81.1 (22.6) 82.4 (16.6) 71.9 (20.6) 68.6 (21.7) 64.8 (32.1) 8.20 .000