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Table 3 Correlations between personality traits (HP5i) and adherence behaviour (MARS), and beliefs about medication (BMQ-Specific) among adolescents (n = 99; 64 males and 35 females) with ADHD on long-term medication

From: Impact of personality on adherence to and beliefs about ADHD medication, and perceptions of ADHD in adolescents

 Hedonic CapacityaAlexithymiaa
TotalMalesFemalesTotalMalesFemales
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Total MARS questionnaireb0.1180.1130.096−0.091−0.126−0.071
Intentional non-adherenceb0.1450.1620.092−0.142−0.182− 0.116
Unintentional non-adherenceb− 0.003−0.0790.0720.0780.0970.059
BMQ-Specific–necessityc0.0610.0020.2520.0260.0410.047
BMQ-Specific–concernsc−0.218*−0.238− 0.1470.1430.0670.296
BMQ-Differential scorec0.1860.1560.257−0.072−0.010− 0.156
BMQ-Side-effectsc− 0.052−0.022− 0.0590.1210.0280.280
B-IPQ Consequenced− 0.063− 0.1650.1610.0490.0650.054
B-IPQ Timelined0.0840.0850.1140.1600.1540.194
B-IPQ Personal Controld0.068−0.0610.157−0.218*− 0.263*−0.211
B-IPQ Treatment Controld0.1730.2280.154−0.0360.103−0.292
B-IPQ Identityd−0.203*−0.172− 0.2160.0360.118−0.077
B-IPQ Concernd−0.241− 0.257*− 0.1530.019− 0.0500.181
B-IPQ Comprehensibilityd−0.0960.0440.113−0.0300.048−0.180
B-IPQ Emotional responsed−0.112−0.049− 0.134−0.1320.1390.176
  1. Note. r = Pearson’s correlation coefficient, aHealth-Relevant Personality Traits Five-Factor Inventory, b Medication Adherence Report Scale, cBeliefs about Medicines Questionnaire-Specific, dThe Brief Illness Perception Questionnaire, * = p < 0.05, ** = p ≤ 0.01, *** = p ≤ 0.001