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Table 3 Characteristics on the medications of the sample (N = 225)

From: Analyzing the effects of barriers to and facilitators of medication adherence among patients with cardiometabolic diseases: a structural equation modeling approach

Medication (prescribed, daily intake) Frequencies (n) %
 Yes 225 100.0
Polymedication (prescribed, daily intake)
 > 5/d [38] 124 55.1
Medication (prescribed, daily intake) M Range
 Morning 8.9 0–20
 Noon 5.1 0–11
 Evening 2.3 0–8
 At bedtime 1.0 0–8
 Total 5.9 1–30
Medication (prescribed, no daily intake)
 Yes 47 20.9
 No 177 78.7
 Missing 1 0.4
Ad hoc medication (prescribed)
 Yes 67 29.8
 No 156 69.3
 Missing 2 0.9
Self-medication (not prescribed)
 Yes 100 44.4
 No 124 55.2
 Missing 1 0.4
If yesa:
 Recommended by other people 9 4.0
 Homeopathy 17 7.6
 Food supplements 36 16.0
 Vitamin supplements 53 23.6
 Other 36 16.0
Responsibility for medicationa
 Self-medication 213 94.7
 Self-medication and family member assisted 12 5.3
 Family member assisted 1 0.4
 Care services 1 0.4
 Other 2 0.9
Medication plan available (N = 225)
 Yes 101 44.9
 No 121 53.8
 I´m not sure 3 1.3
  1. M Mean
  2. aMultiple responses possible