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Hepatitis C infection, related services, and barriers to HCV treatment among drug users in methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) clinics in Shanghai, China

Overview of attention for article published in Harm Reduction Journal, November 2017
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Title
Hepatitis C infection, related services, and barriers to HCV treatment among drug users in methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) clinics in Shanghai, China
Published in
Harm Reduction Journal, November 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12954-017-0197-3
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Authors

Zhi-Bin Li, Lei Zhang, Jun Wang, Le-Ping Huang, Zhi-Rong Zhou, Yi-Ning Cao, Min Zhao, Jiang Du

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to document the prevalence of hepatitis C among MMT patients, hepatitis C virus (HCV) knowledge of patients and MMT staff members, and the barriers preventing them from receiving or delivering HCV-related services in MMT clinics of China. Data were collected from 240 MMT patients and 58 staff members in Shanghai MMT clinics. Structured questionnaires (HCV Knowledge Scale and Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test) and several self-developed questionnaires were used to assess (1) patient and staff HCV knowledge, (2) attitudes toward HCV-related services in MMT clinics, and (3) what type of HCV-related services the staff members have provided in their routine work. The HCV test results were based on the patients' medical records. The HCV seropositive rate was high (70%), and both patients and staff had limited HCV knowledge. The mean score of patient HCV knowledge was 6.8 out of 20 (SD = 3.7), whereas the mean score of staff HCV knowledge was 10.9 out of 20 (SD = 3.1). For HCV-positive patients, only 13.7% had accessed HCV medical treatment. Barriers included the cost of medical treatment, lack of HCV knowledge, lack of professional training for patients to receive HCV-related services from individuals or MMT clinics, and lack of an adequate policy-making system. HCV infection remains an important problem among MMT patients in China. Barriers to HCV-related services are attributable to individual, clinical, and policy-related factors. This study may provide evidence-based information for future work to optimize the resources of MMT clinics. ClinicalTrials.gov NCT01647191 . Registered 17 April 2012.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 30 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 9 30%
Researcher 8 27%
Student > Bachelor 4 13%
Student > Postgraduate 3 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 7%
Other 1 3%
Unknown 3 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 30%
Neuroscience 3 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 10%
Social Sciences 2 7%
Psychology 2 7%
Other 6 20%
Unknown 5 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 November 2017.
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#6,307,963
of 12,189,304 outputs
Outputs from Harm Reduction Journal
#359
of 451 outputs
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#109,858
of 285,446 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Harm Reduction Journal
#20
of 21 outputs
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