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Table 1 Items of the Modified Morisky Scale

From: Validation of an abbreviated Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire for Medication (TSQM-9) among patients on antihypertensive medications

Items Response format
Do you sometimes forget to take your [health concern] pills? Yes or No
People sometimes miss taking their medications for reasons other than forgetting. Thinking over the past two weeks, were there any days when you did not take your [health concern] medicine? Yes or No
When you travel or leave home, do you sometimes forget to bring along your [health concern] medication? Yes or No
Did you take your [health concern] medicine yesterday? Yes or No
When you feel like your [health concern] is under control, do you sometimes stop taking your medicine? Yes or No
Taking medication everyday is a real inconvenience for some people. Do you ever feel hassled about sticking to your [health concern] treatment plan? Yes or No
How often do you have difficulty remembering to take all your medications? Never/Rarely, Once in a while, Sometimes, Usually, All the time
  1. All translations, adaptations, computer programs, and scoring algorithms, and any other related documents of the Morisky Medication Adherence Scale (MMAS 4- and 8-item versions), are owned and copyrighted by, and the intellectual property of, Donald E. Morisky, ScD, ScM, MSPH. Professor of Community Health Sciences, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772.