Journal article

The personal and social impact of chronic hepatitis B: A qualitative study of Vietnamese and Chinese participants in Australia

Roslyn Le Gautier, Jack Wallace, Jacqueline A Richmond, Marian Pitts

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE IN THE COMMUNITY | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

This study explores the lived experiences of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) among Vietnamese and Chinese-born people living in Melbourne, Australia. The aims of this study were to investigate the personal and social implications of CHB, and the extent to which these implications, including experiences of stigma and marginalisation, affect individuals' overall quality of life. This study is based on individual semi-structured interviews with 37 Vietnamese and Chinese people with CHB in Australia (n = 22 and n = 15 respectively). The interviews were conducted between February 2015 and November 2016. Electronically recorded interviews of up to 1.5 hr were conducted, translated where necessary and tr..

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