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Table 1 Summary of the concepts by existing questionnaires identified and the Pediatric Oral Medicines Acceptability Questionnaires

From: Development and content validation of the Pediatric Oral Medicines Acceptability Questionnaires (P-OMAQ): patient-reported and caregiver-reported outcome measures

Key attribute concepts

Medication acceptance scale b [40, 45]

Visual analog scale b [9, 26, 28, 32, 49, 50, 54]

NRS b [36]

6-point face hedonic scale b [35]

5-point face hedonic scale b [44]

4-point face hedonic scale b [17]

3-point face hedonic scale b [10]

4-point Likert scale b [10, 17, 44]

5-point Likert scale b [17, 29, 32, 40, 54]

P-OMAQ-P c (5-point NRS)

P-OMAQ-C c (5-point NRS)

Swallowability

 

  

 

Taste (before swallowing)

 

 

 

  

Aftertaste

         

Texture/mouthfeel

 

       

Size/amount

         

Smell

    

    

Number of times had to take

         

Overall happiness with the medicine

         

How much the medicine helps

         

Importance to take the medicine

         

Willingness to keep taking the medicine

         

How often the child takes the medicine exactly as instructed

         

Pleasant/bothersome

 

         

Acceptability a

   

  

 

Ease of intake

       

   

Palatability

 

    

  

Patient expression

     

    

Ease of preparation

       

   

Overall perception

        

  
  1. Concepts shown in bold are included in the conceptual model of acceptability of pediatric oral medicines
  2. NRS Numerical Rating Scale, P-OMAQ-C Pediatric Oral Medicines Acceptability Questionnaires – Caregiver, P-OMAQ-P Pediatric Oral Medicines Acceptability Questionnaires – Patient
  3. aAcceptability identified via conceptual literature review
  4. bRecall period: present moment after taking
  5. cRecall period: 7-day and 24-h