Table 2

Results summarising participants’ responses to the survey questions

NAll the
time
N (%)
Often
N
(%)
Sometimes
N
(%)
Rarely
N
(%)
Never
N
(%)
Yes
N
(%)
No
N
(%)
Question 1
Is somebody helping with prescriptions and collection of your medicines?
583186 (31.9)19 (3.3)40 (6.9)45 (7.7)293 (50.2)
Question 1a
Do you feel you need more help with prescriptions and collection of your medicines?
55133 (6.0)518 (94.0)
Question 2
Is somebody helping you getting the medicines out of the box, bottle or blister pack?
57885 (14.7)15 (2.6)31 (5.4)30 (5.2)417 (72.1)
Question 2a
Do you feel you need more help with getting the medicines out of the box, bottle or blister pack?
55333 (6.0)520 (94.0)
Question 3
Is somebody helping with reminding you when is the time to take your medicine?
57778 (13.6)22 (3.8)59 (10.2)51 (8.8)367 (63.6)
Question 3a
Do you feel you need more help with reminding when is the time to take your medicine?
56435 (6.2)529 (93.8)
Question 4
Is somebody helping you with swallowing your medicine?
57956 (9.7)11 (1.9)29 (5.0)21 (3.6)462 (79.8)
Question 4a
Do you feel you need more help with swallowing your medicine?
5609 (1.6)551 (98.4)
Question 5
Is somebody helping you with checking that you have taken your medicines?
57676 (13.2)23 (4.0)58 (10.0)40 (6.9)379 (65.9)
Question 5a
Do you feel you need more help with checking that you have taken your medicine?
55820 (3.6)538 (96.4)
Thinking of the last 30 days, how often did you miss taking your regular medicines?5944 (0.7)5 (0.8)55 (9.3)142 (23.9)388 (65.3)