Mean (SD)

Median

Min-max score

Cronbach’s α

IPQ-R:

 

 

 

 

Illness identity (n=237)

6.73
(3.37)

6.00

1-14

N/A

Timeline (n=314)

  21.36
(4.16)

22.00

10-30

0.80

Timeline cyclical (n=315)

  12.78
(3.18)

13.00

4-20

0.70

Consequences  (n=314)

  15.77
(4.42)

15.00

6-29

0.78

Personal control (n=314)

  18.88
(2.95)

19.00

10-26

0.74

Treatment control (n=314)

  14.64
(1.92)

15.00

9-20

0.77

Illness coherence (n=314)

  17.85
(4.50)

19.00

5-25

0.91

Emotional representations (n=314)

  11.57
(3.94)

11.00

5-25

0.85

 

 

 

 

 

BMQ-Specific(n reflects number reporting use of medication)

Necessity

 

 

 

 

      Oral antihistamines
     (n=254)

  14.85
(4.23)

15.00

5-25

0.83

    Nasal spray  
    (n=189)

  14.30
(4.25)

14.00

5-25

0.86

    Eye drops
    (n=143)

  13.17
(3.83)

12.00

5-22

0.82

 

 

 

 

 

Concerns

 

 

 

 

      Oral antihistamines
    (n=258)

  12.00
(3.44)

12.00

5-21

0.71

    Nasal spray
    (n=191)

  12.25
(3.39)

12.00

5-21

0.76

    Eye drops
    (n=143)

  10.76
(3.36)

10.00

5-20

0.84

 

 

 

 

 

Table 2: Means (SD), medians, ranges and Cronbach’s Alpha values for illness perceptions (IPQ-R) and medication beliefs (BMQ).
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