Journal article

A qualitative exploration of enablers for hepatitis B clinical management among ethnic Chinese in Australia.

Yinzong Xiao, Jack Wallace, Alex Thompson, Margaret Hellard, Caroline van Gemert, Jacinta A Holmes, Catherine Croagh, Jacqui Richmond, Tim Papaluca, Samuel Hall, Thai Hong, Barbara Demediuk, David Iser, Marno Ryan, Paul Desmond, Kumar Visvanathan, Jess Howell

Journal of Viral Hepatitis | Published : 2021


An estimated 18% of people living with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) in Australia were born in China. While guideline-based care, including regular clinical monitoring and timely treatment, prevent CHB-related cirrhosis, cancer and deaths, over three-quarters of people with CHB do not receive guideline-based care in Australia. This qualitative study aimed to identify enablers to engagement in CHB clinical management among ethnic Chinese people attending specialist care. Participants self-identified as of Chinese ethnicity and who attended specialist care for CHB clinical management were interviewed in Melbourne in 2019 (n = 30). Semi-structured interviews covered experiences of diagnosis and eng..

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