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Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Treatment Completion or Withdrawal

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00674492
First Posted: May 8, 2008
Last Update Posted: May 15, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
VA Office of Research and Development
  Purpose
Qualitative pilot study of patients' views of their experience with antiviral treatment for hepatitis C.

Condition
Hepatitis C

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Patients' View of Hepatitis C Treatment Completion or Withdrawal

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Further study details as provided by VA Office of Research and Development:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Attributes of Treatment Experience [ Time Frame: Zero to five years since ending treatment. ]
    Four basic reasons for persisting in antiviral treatment were identified: cure the disease, concern about diminishing time to act (avoid bad end), demonstation of personal strength, and redemption for past behavior.


Enrollment: 21
Study Start Date: May 2008
Study Completion Date: August 2008
Primary Completion Date: August 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Hepatitis C patients
patients who initiated antiviral treatment for hepatitis C

Detailed Description:
Qualitative pilot study of patient' views of their experiences with antiviral treatment for hepatitis C. Two groups of patients will be sampled: nine who completed a 24 or 48 week course of treatment and nine who withdrew from treatment prior to planned end. Interview data will be analyzed using narrative and grounded theory methods to identify attributes of treatment experience that may discriminate between completion and withdrawal.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
VHA patients who ever initiated antiviral treatment for hepatitis C.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Ever initiated anitiviral treatment for hepatitis C.

Exclusion Criteria:

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00674492


Locations
United States, Massachusetts
Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA
Bedford, Massachusetts, United States, 01730
Sponsors and Collaborators
VA Office of Research and Development
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jack A Clark, PhD Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA
  More Information

Responsible Party: VA Office of Research and Development
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00674492     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SHP 08-193
First Submitted: May 6, 2008
First Posted: May 8, 2008
Results First Submitted: February 5, 2015
Results First Posted: March 9, 2015
Last Update Posted: May 15, 2015
Last Verified: April 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hepatitis
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis C
Liver Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Hepatitis, Viral, Human
Virus Diseases
Enterovirus Infections
Picornaviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Flaviviridae Infections