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Table 3 medication reminder related characteristics of participants at University of Gondar Comprehensive and Specialized Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia, 2018 (n = 394)

From: Epileptic patients’ willingness to receive cell-phone based medication reminder in Northwest Ethiopia

Medication reminder related characteristics Category Number Percent
Ever used any kind of medication reminder Yes 48 12.2
No 346 87.8
Already using cellphone based medication reminder Yes 14 3.6
No 380 96.4
Willing to receive cellphone based medication reminder Yes 271 68.8
No 123 31.2
Preferred type of cellphone communication Voice call 121 30.7
Short message service 131 33.2
Email 20 5.1
Willing to pay for medication reminder messages Yes 202 51.3
No 70 17.8
Feel that reminder messages lack confidentiality Yes 26 6.6
No 368 93.4