• Hepatitis C - Evaluating the Clinical Usefulness of a Shared Decision Support Tool

    Study Description and Methods

    In this study we evaluated the effectiveness and usefulness of a Hepatitis C Decision Support tool among primary care clinicians and their patients. This Decisions Support tool was developed to assist primary care clinicians in the treatment process of Hepatitis C.

    Specific Aims and Objectives

    • To discover the barriers to effective management of hepatitis C in family medicine.
    • To facilitate communication and support the healing relationship between physicians and patients as it pertains to the risks and benefits of antiviral treatment for hepatitis C infection.
    • To give patients the information they need to make an informed decision about antiviral treatment for hepatitis C.


    This study was conducted from January 2005 through December 2005.


    This project is complete.

    Contact Information

    For additional information about this study, please contact:

    AAFP National Research Network
    1-800-274-2237 x3180


    This was funded by a grant from Schering Corporation (Kenilworth, NJ).