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Table 2 Mean scores for MS patients’ treatment satisfaction and PDDS according to their adherence to currently used drugs

From: Treatment satisfaction and adherence to medications among multiple sclerosis patients in Saudi Arabia

  INF beta-1b S/Q INF beta-1a S/Q INF beta-1a IM Fingolimod Others
Non-adherent Adherent Non-adherent Adherent Non-adherent Adherent Non-adherent Adherent Non-adherent Adherent
Treatment satisfaction Mean 75.25 83.14 76.04 83.25 75.82 81.83 81.16 81.33 78.53 84.50
SD 12.52 7.24 10.47 9.30 10.18 6.37 11.73 10.00 11.59 5.20
p 0.023 0.078 0.049 0.954 0.310
PDDS Mean 2.3 3.9 2.9 4.0 2.4 1.3 2.7 3.4 3.7 3.0
SD 1.7 2.2 1.7 2.4 1.9 0.8 2.0 2.3 2.5 2.3
p 0.002 0.109 0.067 0.573 0.182
  1. INF beta-1b interferon beta-1b, INF beta-1a interferon beta-1a, S/Q subcutaneous, IM intramuscular