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Study on health-seeking behavior and influencing factors among Chinese hepatitis B surface antigen positive adults / 中华流行病学杂志
Chinese Journal of Epidemiology ; (12): 455-459, 2016.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-237519
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ABSTRACT
<p><b>OBJECTIVE</b>To analyze the characteristics of health-seeking behaviors and related influencing factors of the community-based hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) positive adults, in China.</p><p><b>METHODS</b>Based on the cohort formed by the HBsAg positive patients, in the national sero-survey project in 2006, we conducted a follow-up programs in 2010 and 2014. In the latest follow-up project, we carried out a cross-sectional study to collect information on health-seeking behaviors of the patients. Questionnaires would include information on clinic visits, diagnosis, regular physical examination and treatments,etc. We used the SPSS 18.0 software for data analysis.</p><p><b>RESULTS</b>Totally, 2 478 HBsAg positive adults (≥18 years old) were followed through, with 34.4% (853/2 478) of them had visited the doctors and diagnosed after they were informed the status of HBsAg positivity, in the 2006-sero-survey program. Among patients who ever visiting the clinic, 51.2% (372/727) of them underwent at least medical examination once a year, with 31.5% (229/727) of them received treatment. Furthermore, 34.5% (79/229) of the treated patients adopted the traditional Chinese medicine or medicine for ' liver protection'. 56.8% (130/229) of the treated patients received antiviral drugs. Data from the binary logistic regression showed that the major influencing factors on clinic visits would include age, level of education received and residencial areas (rural/urban).</p><p><b>CONCLUSIONS</b>Consciousness on health was low in those community-based HBsAg positive people. Standerdized management and clinical treatment programs should be set up accordingly.</p>
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Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Main subject: Psychology / Rural Population / Blood / Humans / Logistic Models / Seroepidemiologic Studies / China / Residence Characteristics / Epidemiology / Cross-Sectional Studies Type of study: Prevalence study Country/Region as subject: Asia Language: Chinese Journal: Chinese Journal of Epidemiology Year: 2016 Type: Article
Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Main subject: Psychology / Rural Population / Blood / Humans / Logistic Models / Seroepidemiologic Studies / China / Residence Characteristics / Epidemiology / Cross-Sectional Studies Type of study: Prevalence study Country/Region as subject: Asia Language: Chinese Journal: Chinese Journal of Epidemiology Year: 2016 Type: Article