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Table 2 The correlation between the total medication adherence score and patient characteristics

From: The relationship between patients’ perception of type 2 diabetes and medication adherence: a cross-sectional study in Japan

  Total medication adherence score
  coefficient of Spearman’s correlation p-value
Sex 0.018 0.821
Age (years) 0.098 0.217
BMI −0.171 0.031*
Diabetes duration (years) 0.154 0.053
HbA1c (%) − 0.041 0.658
Family history of diabetes 0.244 0.002*
Complications
 retinopathy 0.119 0.134
 nephropathy 0.008 0.919
 neuropathy 0.066 0.41
 cardiovascular 0.136 0.088
 non −0.101 0.206
Therapy
 exercise therapy 0.068 0.397
 diet therapy 0.112 0.159
 insulin therapy −0.029 0.72
Diabetes knowledge 0.169 0.033*
Number of medications 0.114 0.185
Number of doses per day 0.154 0.073
Patients’ perception
 Factor 1. Feeling of inferiority −0.119 0.134
 Factor 2. Living an orderly life 0.253 0.001**
 Factor 3. Feeling of restriction 0.059 0.461
 Factor 4. Feeling miserable 0.039 0.63
 Factor 5. Feeling of getting into trouble 0.064 0.428
 Factor 6. Feeling of overindulgence 0.205 0.009**
 Factor 7. Feeling of importance 0.035 0.665
  1. *significant at 0.05 level, **significant at 0.01 level