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Table 3 Participant Medication Adherence Scale (MAS) items at public health facilities of Sidama zone, South Ethiopia, from March to April 2011, (N = 531)

From: Patient satisfaction on tuberculosis treatment service and adherence to treatment in public health facilities of Sidama zone, South Ethiopia

Medication Adherence Scale Yes (1) No (0)
(MAS) score*   
Forgot to take medication 97(18.3%) 434(81.7%)
Careless about taking medication 24(4.5%) 507(95.5%)
When feeling better, stopped taking medicine 23(4.3%) 508(95.7%)
When feeling worse, stopped taking medicine 40(7.5%) 491(92.5%)