Medication Adherence Rating Scale (MARS)
The total score ranges from 0-10 with a higher score indicating better adherence
- Self-report measure
- Evaluates both attitudes about medications and actual medication-taking behavior
- Scoring requires some interpretation, “yes” response does not necessarily indicate a positive attitude or behavior
- Total score correlated weakly with adherence, validity moderate-weak
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