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Table 2 Degree of helpfulness of a new medication for the treatment of patients with schizophrenia

From: Patient preferences concerning the efficacy and side-effect profile of schizophrenia medications: a survey of patients living with schizophrenia

Quality N Most important, % Very important, % Somewhat important, % Not important, %
How well medication treats my schizophrenia 250 66.0 27.6 4.4 2.0
If I’m actively having symptoms 250 49.6 30.8 10.4 9.2
Side effects of medication 250 45.6 38.0 12.8 3.6
How easy the medication is to take 250 38.4 29.2 21.2 11.2
Somebody reminds me or gives me the medication 250 29.6 25.2 20.4 24.8
  1. Source: Survey Question 4. When you are deciding whether to take a medicine that has been prescribed to you, how important is each of the following factors?