Table 3

Relationship between the Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire for Medication (TSQM) scores and Treatment Burden Questionnaire global score (n = 502 patients)

Correlation with the Treatment Burden Questionnaire global scorea

P value

TSQM global score


< 0.0001

TSQM efficacy score


< 0.0001

TSQM convenience score


< 0.0001

TSQM side effects scorea


< 0.0001

The TSQM assesses satisfaction with medication. Scores range from 0 to 100. A high score indicates high satisfaction with the medication. Negative coefficients indicate a decrease in the TSQM score associated with an increase in treatment burden.

aTSQM side effects score was calculated only for patients who declared experiencing side effects.

Tran et al. BMC Medicine 2012 10:68   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-10-68

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