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Table 6 Adherence status against the self-stigma of the sample

From: Self-stigma and medication adherence among patients with mental illness treated at Jimma University Medical Center, Southwest Ethiopia

Variables Stigma level
Minimal stigma Low stigma Moderate stigma High stigma
Status of adherence
 Adherent 115 (63.2%) 35 (19.2%) 23 (12.6%) 9 (4.9%)
 Non adherent 42 (35.6%) 24 (20.3%) 19 (16.1%) 33 (28.0%)
Total 157 (52.3%) 59 (19.7%) 42 (14.0%) 42 (14.0%)
MMAS-4
 Forgetting their medication 43 (33.9%) 29 (22.8%) 22 (17.3%) 33 (26.0%)
 Careless in taking their medication 34 (32.1%) 22 (20.8%) 18 (17.0%) 32 (30.2%)
 Discontinue their medication when felt better 38 (43.2%) 17 (19.3%) 14 (15.9%) 19 (21.6%)
 Discontinue their medication when felt their illness becomes worsened 16 (30.8%) 9 (17.3%) 9 (17.3%) 18 (34.6%)
  1. MMAS Morisky medication adherence scale