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Table 3 Patients' Needs, Awareness and Receipt of Programs' HCV Education Services: Non-Injectors and Injectors

From: Drug treatment program patients' hepatitis C virus (HCV) education needs and their use of available HCV education services

  Non-Injectors
(N = 121)
Injectors
(N = 159)
All Patients
(N = 280)
Needed HCV education when entered treatment (scale from 1 to 10) (mean, s.d.) 5.4 (3.5) 6.0 (3.5) 5.7 (3.5)
Received HCV education in a group formata (%) 38.7 29.6 33.6
- Aware that HCV education is available in group sessions (%) 62.3 54.1 57.7
- Of those aware of its availability, received HCV education in a group format (%) 62.1 54.8 58.3
Received HCV education in 1:1 sessions with staff (%) 26.4 33.3 30.4
- Aware that HCV education is available in 1:1 sessions (%) 47.1 52.8 50.4
- Of those aware of its availability, received HCV education in 1:1 sessions (%) 56.1 63.1 60.3
Received HCV information at the program through pamphlets/bookletsb (%) 34.6 41.1 37.9
- Aware that HCV information is available at the program in pamphlets/books (%)* 44.9 61.6 53.4
- Of those aware of its availability, received HCV information in pamphlets/books (%) 77.1 66.7 70.9
Received HCV education in some other way (e.g., videos) (%) 14.9 12.6 13.6
Received at least one form of HCV education at the program (%) 62.0 57.9 59.6
Unaware of availability of any HCV education resources at the program (%) 22.3 22.6 22.5
  1. aOf the 241 patients in the 6 MMTPs and 6 drug-free treatment programs at which HCV education in a group format was offered
  2. bOf the 219 patients in the 6 MMTPs and 5 drug-free treatment programs at which HCV education through pamphlets/books was offered
  3. * p < .05