Chronic Treatment Acceptance Questionnaire (ACCEPT)


Distributed by Mapi Research Trust

Distributed by Mapi Research Trust

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Basic description

Developed in 2008



ACCEPT© Mapi, 2011. All rights reserved.
The ACCEPT© questionnaire is a generic medication acceptance measure assessing how patients weigh advantages and disadvantages of long-term medications. ACCEPT© may be a predictor of patients' future adherence to and/or persistence with their treatment.
Therapeutic area
  • Generic
Therapeutic indication


Chronic diseases requiring long-term medications
Type of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA)
Original language(s)
  • French for France
Bibliographic reference(s) of the original questionnaire

Arnould B, Gauchoux R, Meunier J, Gilet H, Regnault A. Validation of ACCEPT, a new generic measure to assess how patients with chronic diseases balance between the advantages and disadvantages of following the recommended treatment regimen in real-life. ISPOR 16th Annual European Congress, Dublin, Ireland, November 2013

Marant C, Longin J, Gauchoux R, Arnould B, Spizak C, Marrel A, Patrick DL, Van Ganse E. Long-term treatment acceptance: what is it, and how can it be assessed? Patient. 2012;5(4):239-49 (PubMed Abstract)

Chretin S, Viala-Danten M, Van Ganse E, Patrick D, Arnould B, Longin J. The missing piece between treatment experience and intention to persist: testing the internal consistency reliability and predictive validity of acceptability.  ISPOR 13th Annual European Congress, Prague, Czech Republic, November 2010

Marant C, Longin J, Spizak C, Patrick D, Saussier C, Arnould B, Van Ganse E. What does acceptability mean for patients and how should it be measured? Qualitative steps for the development of a new measurement instrument for pharmacies: the “ACCEPT©” questionnaire. ISPOR 11th Annual European Congress, Athens, Greece, November 2008

Contact and conditions of use



Benoit Arnould
27 rue de la Villette
69003 Lyon

Contact information

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Conditions of use

User is required to obtain written permission to use the ACCEPT by contacting the following person:

Benoit Arnould
27 rue de la Villette
69003 Lyon

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Access fees

ROYALTY FEES* Commercial users Cost per study 1 500 €
Cost per language 500 €
Funded academic research Cost per study Free
Cost per language Free
Not funded academic users Cost per study Free
Cost per language Free
DISTRIBUTION FEES* Commercial users Cost per study 700 €
Cost per language 300 €
Funded academic research Cost per study 300 €
Cost per language 50 €
Not funded academic users Cost per study Free
Cost per language Free

* Excluding VAT
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Review copy

Examination copies can only be used for the limited purpose of examining the suitability of the Questionnaire for subsequent research and/or clinical use, and cannot be used in research or in clinical practice or distributed to others.
You are not authorized to modify, retype, translate, copy or otherwise duplicate the Questionnaire except with the further and prior written permission of Mapi Research Trust.


Original language(s)

  • French for France


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English for the USA*
French for Canada*
French for Switzerland*
German for Germany*
German for Switzerland*
Italian for Italy*
Portuguese for Brazil*
Russian for Russia*
Slovak for Slovakia*
Spanish for Argentina*
Spanish for Colombia*
Spanish for Mexico*
Spanish for Spain*
Spanish for the USA*
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Last update: March 2017
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