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|Title:||Utility of the health belief model in predicting compliance of screening in patients with chronic hepatitis B||Authors:||Wai, C.-T.
|Issue Date:||15-May-2005||Citation:||Wai, C.-T., Wong, M.-L., Ng, S., Cheok, A., Tan, M.-H., Chua, W., Mak, B., Aung, M.-O., Lim, S.-G. (2005-05-15). Utility of the health belief model in predicting compliance of screening in patients with chronic hepatitis B. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 21 (10) : 1255-1262. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2036.2005.02497.x||Abstract:||Background: Regular surveillance is recommended for patients with chronic hepatitis B, to select candidates for anti-viral therapy and detect early complications. However, factors that determine compliance are not well studied. Aim: To determine the utility of the Health Belief Model in explaining non-compliance, among a group of chronic hepatitis B patients for screening. Methods: A total of 192 chronic hepatitis B patients who responded to advertisement for free screening took part in a telephonic interview study. Subjects were asked about the five constructs of the Health Belief Model, and factors associated with recent screening were analysed. Results: The mean age of the subjects was 42.1 ± 0.7 years; 77% white male, and 97% Chinese. About 108 patients (56%) had recent screening. At multivariate analysis, only the ability to remember date of follow-up (OR: 4.37; 95% CI: 2.07-9.17) and the perception of having to wait a long time for venepuncture (OR: 0.38; 95% CI: 0.19-0.79) were significantly associated with recent screening. Conclusion: Future public health measures should include improving the logistics of follow-up procedures and providing reminders for screening to improve compliance. © 2005 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.||Source Title:||Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics||URI:||http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/113703||ISSN:||02692813||DOI:||10.1111/j.1365-2036.2005.02497.x|
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