Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Treatment Completion or Withdrawal
Qualitative pilot study of patients' views of their experience with antiviral treatment for hepatitis C.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Retrospective|
|Official Title:||Patients' View of Hepatitis C Treatment Completion or Withdrawal|
- Attributes of treatment experience identified in inductive qualitative analysis [ Time Frame: Zero to five years since ending treatment. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||May 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||August 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
patients who initiated antiviral treatment for hepatitis C
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.
|United States, Massachusetts|
|VA New England Health Care System|
|Bedford, Massachusetts, United States, 01730|
|Principal Investigator:||Jack A Clark, PhD||VA New England Health Care System|