TABLE 1.

Patient and Physician Questionnaires

PATIENT QUESTIONNAIRE
#QuestionResponse options
1.The number of tablets I must take has an influence on how sick I feel.Strongly agreeAgreeDisagreeStrongly disagree
2.I need help at home in order to prepare the intake of tablets for the day/week.Strongly agreeAgreeDisagreeStrongly disagree
3.How much time do you need per day on average to prepare your tablets?(data captured in minutes)
4.The appearance of the tablets is important for me to correctly assign my drugs.Strongly agreeAgreeDisagreeStrongly disagree
5.The correct use of drugs is harder for me when their appearance changes.Strongly agreeAgreeDisagreeStrongly disagree
6.I am concerned about accidentally forgetting pills or taking the wrong tablets/dose.Strongly agreeAgreeDisagreeStrongly disagree
PHYSICIAN QUESTIONNAIRE
#QuestionResponse options
1.The number of tablets which patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus must take is a challenge for me in the daily treatment routine.Strongly agreeAgreeDisagreeStrongly disagree
2.In the daily treatment routine, patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus describe a high number of tablets as a burden.Strongly agreeAgreeDisagreeStrongly disagree
3.I am informed about the importance of the subject “number of tablets and treatment adherence (compliance/persistence) and the associated impact.”Strongly agreeAgreeDisagreeStrongly disagree
4.I would like more information about the subject “number of tablets and treatment adherence (compliance/persistence) and the related impact.”Strongly agreeAgreeDisagreeStrongly disagree
5.If possible, I prefer combination products because they help me reduce the number of tablets which my patients must take every day.Strongly agreeAgreeDisagreeStrongly disagree
  • Note: These subjective questionnaires for patients and physicians were developed in German and translated to English for publication.