publication . Article . Other literature type . 2014

Views and experiences of hepatitis C testing and diagnosis among people who inject drugs: Systematic review of qualitative research

Jones, L.; Atkinson, A.; Bates, G.; McCoy, E.; Porcellato, L.; Beynon, C.; McVeigh, J.; Bellis, M.A.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 2014
  • Country: United Kingdom
Background: Many developed countries are facing a major challenge to improve identification of individuals acutely and chronically infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. We explored the views and experiences of people who inject drugs (PWID) in relation to HCV testing, and diagnosis through a review and synthesis of qualitative research.\ud \ud Methods: Based on the thematic synthesis of qualitative research. Searches were conducted in 14 databases and supplemented by reference checking, hand searching of selected journals, and searches of relevant websites. Studies of any qualitative design that examined the views and experiences of, and attitudes tow...
free text keywords: RA, RA0421, Health Policy, Medicine (miscellaneous), Anxiety, medicine.symptom, medicine, Psychological intervention, Alternative medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, business.industry, business, Qualitative research, Psychiatry, Developed country, Hepatitis C, medicine.disease, Family medicine, Narrative, Confusion, Environmental health
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