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Q In patients with rheumatic diseases, how well does the compliance questionnaire rheumatology (CQR) predict compliance with taking medications and correct dosing compared with an electronic medication event monitoring system (MEMS)?
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cohort study to validate a previously derived self administered questionnaire.
outpatient rheumatology wards of 3 hospitals in the Netherlands.
127 patients (mean age 61 y, 57% women) who had rheumatoid arthritis and were taking sulphasalazine, methotrexate, diclofenac, or naproxen; polymyalgia rheumatica and were taking prednisone or prednisolone; or gout and were taking colchicine, allopurinol, or benzbromaron. The drugs had to be first time prescriptions and taken as directed, not on demand. Patients were excluded if a caregiver was involved in the administration of medication.
patients completed the CQR in the first week after starting medication. The CQR …