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Table 2 Treatment adherence measured with the MOS-MPA questionnaire separately for medical and occupational adherence

From: Exploring treatment adherence in long-term sick-listed workers and the impact of coping strategies, illness perceptions and perceived health

  Medical treatment adherence (n = 348) Occupational treatment adherence (n = 229)
None of the time, almost never, sometimes
N a (%)
All of the time, almost always, often
N a (%)
None of the time, almost never, sometimes
N a (%)
All of the time, almost always, often
N a (%)
I had a hard time doing what the physician suggested I do 282 (81.0%) 66 (19.0%) 179 (78.2%) 50 (21.8%)
I followed my physician’s suggestions exactly 37(10.6%) 311 (89.4%) 40 (17.5%) 189 (82.5%)
I was unable to do what was necessary to follow my physician’s treatment plans 298 (83.0%) 59 (17.0%) 184 (80.3%) 45 (19.7%)
I found it easy to do the things my physician suggested I do 159 (45.7%) 189 (54.3%) 114 (49.8%) 115 (50.2%)
Generally speaking, how often during the past three months, were you able to do what the physician told you? 82 (23.6%) 266 (76.4%) 84 (36.7%) 145 (63.3%)
General treatment adherence score (mean, ± SD) 69.8 (± 19.4) 67.0 (± 22.1)
  1. N number of participants, SD standard deviation
  2. a Numbers do not always add up to sample n due to missing data