Journal article

Gender differences in seeking care for hepatitis C in Australia

M Temple-Smith, M Stoové, A Smith, M O'Brien, D Mitchell, C Banwell, G Bammer, D Jolley, S Gifford

Journal of Substance Use | Published : 2007

Abstract

Hepatitis C is among Australia's most common notifiable infectious diseases and the majority of those affected develop chronic illness. Management of other chronic illnesses has been shown to be most effective when gender-specific health education and support is offered. This paper examines gender differences in the health-seeking behaviour of men and women with hepatitis C. Data are from two separate studies, recruited largely from non-clinical sources, of women (n=362) and of men (n=308) with hepatitis C, conducted in Victoria, Australia in 2000 and 2002, respectively. Participants completed a self-administered questionnaire that included questions on health and use of medical services. Wo..

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