Table 1—

PSIT Questionnaire

1. I find it easy to take insulin the way I take it now.
2. I have no discomfort taking insulin the way I take it now.
3. I find it convenient to take insulin the way I take it now.
4. I am self-conscious about taking insulin away from home.
5. I find it easy to take all the doses of insulin my doctor recommends.
6. I find the time it takes for each dosing acceptable.
7. I find that my eating schedule can be flexible with few problems.
8. I prefer to stay home rather than take insulin away from home.
9. I do not mind measuring my blood glucose before each meal.
10. I feel good on my current insulin treatment schedule.
11. I find it difficult to take every dose of insulin my doctor recommends.
12. I find it difficult to take insulin away from home.
13. I would find it difficult to take insulin four times a day.
14. I find it easy to travel for a few days and take all my doses of insulin.
15. Overall, I am satisfied with my current way of taking insulin.
  • Items in the convenience/ease of use domain (items 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 14, and 15) were analyzed so that 1 = strongly disagree, 2 = slightly disagree, 3 = neither agree nor disagree, 4 = slightly agree, and 5 = strongly agree. Items in the social comfort domain (items 4, 8, 11, 12, and 13) were analyzed so that 1 = strongly agree, 2 = slightly agree, 3 = neither agree nor disagree, 4 = slightly disagree, and 5 = strongly disagree. A higher item score (range 1 to 5) indicated a more favorable attitude. Copyright © 1996 Pfizer Inc. All rights reserved.