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Table 3 Identified hepatitis C social research studies published in 2000 to 2009 – n = 133

From: The ongoing impacts of hepatitis c - a systematic narrative review of the literature

*Category (number of studies) Country of study (number of studies) Populations or study focus (number of studies) Approach used (number of studies)
Quality of life in people with untreated hepatitis C (45) Australia (6); Austria (2) Brazil (2); Canada (4); Egypt (1); France (1); Germany (3); Ireland (2); Italy (2); Mexico (1); Netherlands (1); Norway (2); Serbia (1); Spain (1); Sweden (1); Switzerland (1); Taiwan (1); Turkey (3); US (10) Community and clinic populations (26); injecting drug users (2); hepatitis B and/or HIV co-infection (7); people with various stages of disease progression (4); people with comorbid conditions (3) Quantitative approaches using surveys incorporating physical and mental health status instruments such as the SF-36 or 12, Beck Depression Inventory (45)
Quality of life in people during or after antiviral treatment/transplant for hepatitis C (22) Australia (1); Canada (1); Germany (1); Italy (3); Sweden (1); Taiwan (3); Turkey (2); UK(1); US (9) During antiviral treatment (13); after antiviral treatment (5); after liver transplantation (3) Quantitative approaches using surveys incorporating physical and mental health status instruments such as the SF-36 or 12, Beck Depression Inventory (20)
    Qualitative approaches involving semi-structured or in-depth interviews (2)
Psychosocial experience of living with hepatitis C (43) Australia (6); Canada (5); France (21); Germany (2); Ireland (1); Italy (1); Scotland (1); Turkey (1); UK (2); US (6) Social functioning (6); life style (6); general health and well-being (9); Quantitative approaches using surveys incorporating clinical and psychosocial data (26)
    Qualitative approaches involving semi-structured and/or in-depth interviews, focus groups and ethnographic observation (14) Mixed methods using semi-structured interviews and survey techniques (3)
Experience of diagnosis and management of hepatitis C (26) Australia (9); Australia & New Zealand (1); Canada (3); France (1); Ireland (5); Japan (1); New Zealand (1); Pakistan (1); Turkey (1); UK (3); US (15) Diagnosis impact (6); stigma & discrimination (5); health service access (10); treatment decisions (5) Quantitative approaches using surveys incorporating clinical and psychosocial data (11)
    Qualitative approaches involving semi-structured and/or in-depth interviews, focus groups or daily participant recordings (13)
    Mixed methods using semi-structured interviews and survey techniques (2)
  1. *three studies are included in more than one category.