Beliefs about hay fever (IPQ-R)

Beliefs about hay fever medication (BMQ)

Oral antihistamines

Nasal spray

Eye drops

Necessity

Concerns

Necessity

Concerns

Necessity

Concerns

Illness identity

.255***

.135

.124

.143

.114

.041

Timeline (acute/chronic)

.305***

.154*

.090

.146*

.087

.097

Timeline cyclical

-.083

.177**

-.013

.580

.036

.179*

Consequences

.458***

.437***

.127

.274***

.297***

.430***

Personal control

.098

-.099

.074

.012

.143

.111

Treatment control

.059

.026

.083

-.085

.005

.002

Illness coherence

-.133*

-.424***

-.039

-.199*

-.043

-.397***

Emotional representations

.301***

.435***

.160*

.313***

.206*

.390***

†Spearman’s correlation coefficients *p ≤ 0.05 **p ≤ 0.005 ***p ≤ 0.001 all others non significant
Table 4: Correlation coefficients† between patient beliefs about hay fever medicines and perceptions about their hay fever.
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