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Table 2 Response to the C-MTBQ (n = 156)

From: Translation, cultural adaptation and validation of the Chinese Multimorbidity Treatment Burden Questionnaire(C-MTBQ): a study of older hospital patients

Item, Description of itemNNot difficult
n(n/N%)
A little difficult n(n/N%)Quite difficult
n(n/N%)
Very difficult
n(n/N%)
Extremely difficult
n(n/N%)
Dose not applyn(n/N%)
1. Taking lots of medications15673(47)60(39)20(13)2(1)1(1)0(0)
2. Remembering how and when to take medication15690(58)44(28)19(12)1(1)0(0)2(1)
3. paying for medications and treatment15659(38)31(20)20(13)32(21)14(9)0(0)
4. take medicine regularly15645(29)55(35)30(19)4(3)1(1)21(14)
5.Monitoring your medical conditions (e.g. checking your blood pressure or blood sugar, monitoring your symptoms etc.)15634(22)46(30)29(19)20(13)2(1)25(16)
6. To see a doctor about a health issue15659(38)62(40)27(17)4(3)0(0)4(3)
7. Go to see different doctors15639(25)75(48)24(15)3(2)0(0)15(10)
8. getting time off work, arranging transport etc. to see doctors15664(41)44(28)16(10)2(1)0(0)30(19)
9. Getting health care in the evenings and at weekends15698(63)26(17)4(3)0(0)0(0)28(18)
10. Getting help from community services (e.g. physiotherapy, district nurses etc.)15623(15)15(10)11(7)6(4)1(1)100(64)
11.Obtaining clear and up-to-date information about your condition15629(19)65(42)32(21)26(17)4(3)0(0)
12.Making recommended lifestyle changes (e.g. diet and exercise etc.)15630(19)65(42)45(29)10(6)0(0)6(4)
13.Must rely on support from family members and friends15611(7)72(46)25(16)0(0)1(1)47(30)