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Table 4 Causes of non-adherence (all patients)

From: Cardiovascular Disease among Syrian refugees: a descriptive study of patients in two Médecins Sans Frontières clinics in northern Lebanon

Ranking Overall (N = 228) ACE-I (N = 53) Statin (N = 108) Antiplatelet (N = 30) BB (N = 37)
1st Did not understand prescription (46%) Did not understand prescription (47%) Did not understand prescription (67%) Doctor’s request (20%) Did not understand prescription (22%)
2nd Patient’s decision (11%) Patient’s decision (17%) Side effects (6%) Forgot (16%), Side-effects, (16%) Patient’s decision (16%)
3rd Side-effects (7%), Doctor’s request (7%) Doctor’s request (6%), other (6%) Patient’s decision (5%), MSF-stock ruptures (5%) Patient’s decision (11%) Side effects (14%)