Illness perceptions and explanatory models of viral hepatitis B & C among immigrants and refugees: a narrative systematic review.
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Hepatitis B and C (HBV, HCV) infections are associated with high morbidity and mortality. Many countries with traditionally low prevalence (such as UK) are now planning interventions (screening, vaccination, and treatment) of high-risk immigrants from countries with high prevalence. This review aimed to synthesise the evidence on immigrants' knowledge of HBV and HCV that might influence the uptake of clinical interventions. The review was also used to inform the design and successful delivery of a randomised controlled trial of targeted screening and treatment.
AuthorsOwiti, JA; Greenhalgh, T; Sweeney, L; Foster, GR; Bhui, KS
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