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Table 2 Testing the water

From: Medication beliefs among patients with inflammatory bowel disease who report low quality of life: a qualitative study

"about 2 years ago I tried not taking it (5 ASA therapy) to see what would happen and it did make the condition worse, so I went straight back on it and I take it now." (male with ulcerative colitis, 40 years)
"I don't like taking the amount of tablets they were giving me and what I was finding was that even when I was taking the tablets for 6 months I would still have flare-up. I could knock off the tablets for 6 months and have nothing so there didn't seem to be any cause and effect... I would take them for a couple of weeks and then I would lapse again." (female with ulcerative colitis, 42 years)