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Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Treatment Completion or Withdrawal

This study has been completed.
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Department of Veterans Affairs Identifier:
First received: May 6, 2008
Last updated: July 9, 2014
Last verified: July 2014

Qualitative pilot study of patients' views of their experience with antiviral treatment for hepatitis C.

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 Department of Veterans Affairs:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Attributes of treatment experience identified in inductive qualitative analysis [ Time Frame: Zero to five years since ending treatment. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 18
Study Start Date: May 2008
Study Completion Date: August 2008
Primary Completion Date: August 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Group 1
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.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

VHA patients who ever initiated antiviral treatment for hepatitis C.


Inclusion Criteria:

Ever initiated anitiviral treatment for hepatitis C.

Exclusion Criteria:


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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00674492

United States, Massachusetts
VA New England Health Care System
Bedford, Massachusetts, United States, 01730
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Jack A Clark, PhD VA New England Health Care System
  More Information

Responsible Party: Department of Veterans Affairs Identifier: NCT00674492     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SHP 08-193
Study First Received: May 6, 2008
Last Updated: July 9, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis C
Digestive System Diseases
Enterovirus Infections
Flaviviridae Infections
Hepatitis, Viral, Human
Liver Diseases
Picornaviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases processed this record on March 01, 2015