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46. Knowledge Regarding Risk Factors and Complications of Hepatitis B and C Virus in Newly Diagnosed Patients

Ibtisam Ilahi1, Anser Abbas2 and Ruqia Bano3

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the knowledge regarding risk factors and complications of hepatitis B and C virus in the newly diagnosed patients.

Study Design:Cross sectional study. 

Place and Duration of Study: This study was conducted at the Department Medicine of OPD, DHQ Hospital Muzafargarh form April 2016 to October 2016.  

Materials and Methods: All patients with age more than 18 years either gender, and newly diagnosed with hepatitis B or C were incorporated. All the patients were interviewed regarding risk factors and complications of Hepatitis B and C verbally. Patient’s knowledge was categorized as complete knowledge, partial knowledge and no knowledge. All the information regarding age, gender, hepatitis B and C and awareness was entered in the proforma. Results: Total 120 patients newly diagnosed with HCV and HBV were selected, majority of patients 45(37.5%) was found with age group of 31-40 years, and 39(32.5%) of the patients were with age group of 41-50 years. Male gender was the commonest 75(62.5%). Majority of cases 55(45.83%) had matric level education. Hepatitis C was the most common in 75% patients. Mostly patients 68% had partial knowledge regarding risk factors of hepatitis B and C, while from remaining cases 22% were unaware, and only 10% had complete knowledge. Mostly patients had partial knowledge regarding complications of hepatitis B and C, while big prevalent cases 21.67% were unknown and only 6.66% patients had almost complete knowledge regarding complications. 

Conclusion: We concluded that mostly patients had partial knowledge regarding risk factors and complications of hepatitis B and C, big prevalent patients had no any knowledge. Key Words: Hepatitis B and C, Risk factors, Complications, Knowledge.

Citation of article: Ilahi I, Abbas A, Bano R. Knowledge Regarding Risk Factors and Complications of Hepatitis B and C Virus in Newly Diagnosed Patients. Med Forum 2017;28(5):187-190.