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Psychiatrists' knowledge and practices in screening and assessment of Hepatitis C for inpatients with severe mental illness

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Objective: The aim of this study was to assess psychiatrists ’ Hepatitis C

    virus (HCV)-related knowledge and behaviour practices.

    Method: A self-report survey was completed by doctors working at an urban

    psychiatric hospital in Australia.

    Results: Doctors working in psychiatry underestimated the prevalence of

    HCV infection for their patients and less than one-third felt well informed

    about HCV. Overall, there was good knowledge regarding HCV acquisition

    epidemiology but knowledge of management was poor.

    Conclusion: Improving knowledge about HCV, especially current management,

    may facilitate better health care for patients with severe mental illness.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Lagios, K. & Deane, F. P. (2011). Psychiatrists' knowledge and practices in screening and assessment of Hepatitis C for inpatients with severe mental illness. Australasian Psychiatry, 19 (2), 156-159.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79953174971

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/1807

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 156

End Page


  • 159

Volume


  • 19

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Objective: The aim of this study was to assess psychiatrists ’ Hepatitis C

    virus (HCV)-related knowledge and behaviour practices.

    Method: A self-report survey was completed by doctors working at an urban

    psychiatric hospital in Australia.

    Results: Doctors working in psychiatry underestimated the prevalence of

    HCV infection for their patients and less than one-third felt well informed

    about HCV. Overall, there was good knowledge regarding HCV acquisition

    epidemiology but knowledge of management was poor.

    Conclusion: Improving knowledge about HCV, especially current management,

    may facilitate better health care for patients with severe mental illness.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Lagios, K. & Deane, F. P. (2011). Psychiatrists' knowledge and practices in screening and assessment of Hepatitis C for inpatients with severe mental illness. Australasian Psychiatry, 19 (2), 156-159.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79953174971

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/1807

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 156

End Page


  • 159

Volume


  • 19

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom