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Educating Primary Care Providers and Associate Care Providers About Hepatitis C Screening of Baby Boomers: a Multi-practice Study.
J Cancer Educ. 2020 Jun 25 [Online ahead of print]JC

Abstract

Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) increases the risk for hepatocellular carcinoma. Despite higher prevalence of HCV in persons born 1945-1965 (baby boomer), screening has not been widely adopted. Both primary care providers (PCPs) and associate care providers (ACPs) need to be educated about the rationale and methods to screen for HCV. In five Federally Qualified Health Centers serving low-income Hispanic communities, PCPs and ACPs attended a 50-min training lecture about HCV epidemiology, screening methods, and evaluation. Using a 12-item questionnaire, knowledge and attitudes were compared for PCPs and ACPs at baseline (pre-test) and following training (post-test). A higher proportion of PCPs correctly answered 3 of 6 knowledge questions on both pre-test and post-test but ACPs' showed more improvement in knowledge (all P < 0.05). ACPs had more favorable attitudes about linking patients to care on pre- and post-tests than PCPs, and ACPs' attitudes improved on all 6 items versus 4 for PCPs. Both PCPs and ACPs improved knowledge and attitudes after training about HCV screening but ACPs had more favorable attitudes than PCPs. Engaging the entire primary care practice team in learning about HCV screening promotes knowledge and attitudes necessary for successful implementation.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Nursing, UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, 78229-3900, USA.School of Nursing, UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, 78229-3900, USA.Population Health, UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA. Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH), UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA.Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH), UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA.Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH), UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA.UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA.Gehr Center for Health Systems Science and Innovation, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 2020 Zonal Dr IRD 322, Los Angeles, CA, 91202, USA. barbara.turner@med.usc.edu.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32588350

Citation

Flores, Bertha E., et al. "Educating Primary Care Providers and Associate Care Providers About Hepatitis C Screening of Baby Boomers: a Multi-practice Study." Journal of Cancer Education : the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education, 2020.
Flores BE, Fernandez AA, Wang CP, et al. Educating Primary Care Providers and Associate Care Providers About Hepatitis C Screening of Baby Boomers: a Multi-practice Study. J Cancer Educ. 2020.
Flores, B. E., Fernandez, A. A., Wang, C. P., Bobadilla, R., Hernandez, L., Jain, M. K., & Turner, B. J. (2020). Educating Primary Care Providers and Associate Care Providers About Hepatitis C Screening of Baby Boomers: a Multi-practice Study. Journal of Cancer Education : the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13187-020-01805-2
Flores BE, et al. Educating Primary Care Providers and Associate Care Providers About Hepatitis C Screening of Baby Boomers: a Multi-practice Study. J Cancer Educ. 2020 Jun 25; PubMed PMID: 32588350.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Educating Primary Care Providers and Associate Care Providers About Hepatitis C Screening of Baby Boomers: a Multi-practice Study. AU - Flores,Bertha E, AU - Fernandez,Andrea A, AU - Wang,Chen-Pin, AU - Bobadilla,Raudel, AU - Hernandez,Ludivina, AU - Jain,Mamta K, AU - Turner,Barbara J, Y1 - 2020/06/25/ PY - 2020/6/27/entrez KW - Healthcare education KW - Hepatitis C virus KW - Primary care KW - Screening, hepatocellular carcinoma JF - Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education JO - J Cancer Educ N2 - Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) increases the risk for hepatocellular carcinoma. Despite higher prevalence of HCV in persons born 1945-1965 (baby boomer), screening has not been widely adopted. Both primary care providers (PCPs) and associate care providers (ACPs) need to be educated about the rationale and methods to screen for HCV. In five Federally Qualified Health Centers serving low-income Hispanic communities, PCPs and ACPs attended a 50-min training lecture about HCV epidemiology, screening methods, and evaluation. Using a 12-item questionnaire, knowledge and attitudes were compared for PCPs and ACPs at baseline (pre-test) and following training (post-test). A higher proportion of PCPs correctly answered 3 of 6 knowledge questions on both pre-test and post-test but ACPs' showed more improvement in knowledge (all P < 0.05). ACPs had more favorable attitudes about linking patients to care on pre- and post-tests than PCPs, and ACPs' attitudes improved on all 6 items versus 4 for PCPs. Both PCPs and ACPs improved knowledge and attitudes after training about HCV screening but ACPs had more favorable attitudes than PCPs. Engaging the entire primary care practice team in learning about HCV screening promotes knowledge and attitudes necessary for successful implementation. SN - 1543-0154 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32588350/Educating_Primary_Care_Providers_and_Associate_Care_Providers_About_Hepatitis_C_Screening_of_Baby_Boomers:_a_Multi-practice_Study L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13187-020-01805-2 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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