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Table 2 Beliefs about necessity and concerns between minimal-mild and moderate-severe patients (n = 210)

From: Lack of patient education is risk factor of disease flare in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus in China

Necessity Scale n (%) agreeing or strongly agreeing Concern Scale n (%) agreeing or strongly agreeing
Minimal-Mild n = 148 Moderate-Severe n = 62 Minimal-Mild n = 148 Moderate-Severe n = 62
At present, my health depends on medication 113 (76.35) 52 (83.87) Having to take medicines worries me 86 (58.11) 42 (67.74)
My life would be impossible without medication 93 (62.84) 47 (75.81) I sometimes worry about the long-term effects of my medicines 110(74.32) 57 (91.94)
Without medication I become very ill 120 (81.08) 53 (85.48) My medicines disrupt my life 47 (31.76) 36 (58.06)
My future health depends on medication 113 (76.35) 52 (83.87) My medicines disrupt my life 51 (34.46) 26 (41.94)
Medication protects me 133 (79.12) 57 (91.94) I sometimes worry about becoming too dependent on my medicines 85 (67.43) 48 (77.42)
Score of BMQ-Necessity, mean (SD) 19.23 (3.73) 19.56 (3.50) Score of BMQ-Concern, mean (SD) 16.01 (3.86) 17.60 (3.29)
Score of BMQ, mean (SD) 3.21 (5.57) 1.97 (4.96)    
  1. Abbreviations: BMQ beliefs about medicines questionnaire, SIMS the satisfaction with information about medicines scale