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Table 3 Patient satisfaction with information on treatment in minimal-mild and moderate-severe patients (Satisfaction with Information about Medicines Scale [SIMS]) (n = 210)

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

SIMS- action and usage n (%) Satisfied SIMS-potential problems n (%) Satisfied
Minimal-Mild n = 148 Moderate-Severe n = 62 Minimal-Mild n = 148 Moderate-Severe n = 62
Medicine name 115(77.70) 32(51.61) Which side effects 96(64.86) 23(37.10)
Indication 106(71.62) 33(53.23) Side effect risk 86(58.11) 22(35.48)
Effects 105(70.95) 34(54.84) What to do when side effects occur 87(58.78) 17(27.42)
Mechanism 93(62.84) 25(40.32) Interactions 84(56.76) 16(25.81)
Duration effects 88(59.46) 22(35.48) Alcohol use 100 (67.57) 22(35.48)
Perceived effects 91 (61.49) 23(37.10) Drowsiness 92(62.16) 15(24.19)
Duration medication use 96(64.86) 27(43.55) Effect on sex life 97 (65.54) 17(27.42)
Usage 113(76.35) 36(58.06) Missed doses 86(58.11) 16(25.81)
Followup prescriptions 101 (68.24) 30(48.39) Effects on the unborn child 98(66.22) 24(38.71)
Total proportion of SIMS- action and usage 80(54.05) 18(29.03) Total proportion of SIMS-potential problems 67 (45.27) 10(16.13)
Total proportion of SIMS 58(39.19) 10(16.13)    
  1. Abbreviations: SIMS the satisfaction with information about medicines scale