Journal article

Hepatitis B-Related Concerns and Anxieties Among People With Chronic Hepatitis B in Australia.

Behzad Hajarizadeh, Jacqui Richmond, Naomi Ngo, Jayne Lucke, Jack Wallace

Hepat Mon | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The psychological wellbeing of people with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) may be negatively affected due to the chronic and transmissible nature of the disease, and possible serious complications (e.g. cirrhosis and liver cancer). There are limited data investigating concerns and anxieties among people living with CHB. OBJECTIVES: This study examined feelings about having hepatitis B among people with CHB, including hepatitis B-related concerns and anxieties. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Using convenience sampling, people with CHB attending four public liver clinics and one general practice in three Australian jurisdictions between April and September 2013 completed a self-administered quest..

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