This project will assess the usability of a hepatitis C virus (HCV) manual in primary care practices for counseling and testing asymptomatic patients who are at risk for or potentially infected with HCV.
The manual is intended to help with counseling patients who have no ongoing risk exposure and who may have been infected with HCV 20 or more years ago, often through a single or short-term episode.
The purpose of field testing the manual is to ascertain whether, given its current design and content, primary care practices like yours find it useful, adequate for counseling these patients, and manageable in terms of workflow and your patient care environment. Information concerning acceptability to the patient, acceptability to you as the care team member using it, areas for improvement, and anything else you learn from using the manual will be collected to provide critical information on how to improve the manual.
Benefits of participating include improving patient care and outcomes while simultaneously finding ways to streamline the process that leads to such improvements.
This project is being conducted from July 2012 through October 2013.
Recruitment is restricted for this study. Please contact Dr. Kimminau for additional information.
For additional information about this study, please contact:
Kim Kimminau, PhD
AAFP National Research Network
This project was funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Hepatitis C Counseling and Testing - Field Assessment of a Comprehensive Manual