Journal article

Behavioural interventions for preventing hepatitis C infection in people who inject drugs: A global systematic review

Rachel Sacks-Davis, Danielle Horyniak, Jason Grebely, Margaret Hellard

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DRUG POLICY | ELSEVIER | Published : 2012

Abstract

BACKGROUND: A systematic review was conducted to determine whether behavioural interventions are effective in preventing transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV) amongst people who inject drugs. METHODS: Medline, EMBASE, the Cochrane Clinical Trial Database, PSYCHINFO and hand-searching of bibliographies were used to identify controlled trials of behavioural interventions for reducing HCV transmission amongst people who inject drugs. Behavioural interventions were defined as non-pharmacological interventions that aimed to change individual behaviours without explicitly attempting to change population norms. RESULTS: Six trials evaluating peer-education training and counselling interventions w..

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