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Illness Experience of Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Participating in Clinical Trials
Hoo-Jeung Cho, Euna Park
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2016;7(6):394-399.   Published online December 31, 2016
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phrp.2016.11.001
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Objectives
To understand the illness experience of patients with chronic hepatitis C participating in clinical trials in the sociocultural context of Korea in an in-depth and comprehensive manner.
Methods
A focused ethnography approach was used to discover the pattern of illness experience of patients with chronic hepatitis C in the cultural background of Korea. Interviews were conducted with 11 patients with chronic hepatitis C participating in clinical trials and the collected data were analyzed with the domain analysis, taxonomical analysis, componential analysis, and theme analysis proposed by Spradley.
Results
With the cultural theme of “less-known illness, less-familiar illness,” four categories were derived: “my illness discovered by accident,” “shaken life,” “scary but inevitable treatment method,” and “precious life that can't be wasted,” along with 12 properties.
Conclusion
Public campaigns or education programs are needed to meet the needs for information on the disease for patients with chronic hepatitis C participating in clinical trials and help the general public acquire knowledge or change view on this disease.

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  • “There are many fevers”: Communities’ perception and management of Febrile illness and its relationship with human animal interactions in South-Western Uganda
    Michael Wandanje Mahero, Katherine M. Pelican, Jacinta M. Waila, Shamilah Namusisi, Innocent B. Rwego, Charles Kajura, Christopher Nyatuna, David R. Boulware, Joel Hartter, Lawrence Mugisha, Cheryl Robertson, Dominic A. Travis, Kate Zinszer
    PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.2022; 16(2): e0010125.     CrossRef
  • Effect of Disease-related Knowledge and Health Enhancement Lifestyle on Self-management Behavior among Chronic Hepatitis C Patients
    Hoo Jeung CHO, Euna PARK
    THE JOURNAL OF FISHERIES AND MARINE SCIENCES EDUCA.2022; 34(2): 219.     CrossRef
  • Impact of Hepatitis C Virus Cure on Depressive Symptoms in the Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Hepatitis C Virus Coinfected Population in Canada
    Gayatri Marathe, Erica EM Moodie, Marie Josée Brouillette, Charlotte Lanièce Delaunay, Joseph Cox, Valérie Martel-Laferrière, John Gill, Curtis Cooper, Neora Pick, Marie Louise Vachon, Sharon Walmsley, Marina B Klein, Lisa Barrett, Jeff Cohen, Brian Conwa
    Clinical Infectious Diseases.2022;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Assessing potential cures: are there distinctive elements of value beyond health gain?
    Saskia Hendriks, Steven D Pearson
    Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research.2021; 10(4): 255.     CrossRef
  • Depression in patients with chronic hepatitis-C treated with direct-acting antivirals: A real-world prospective observational study
    Mohamed A. Khalil, Hend Ibrahim Shousha, Saeed M. El-Nahaas, Mohamed Ibrahim Negm, Kariman Kamal, Nagwan Mohamed Madbouly
    Journal of Affective Disorders.2021; 282: 126.     CrossRef
Experience of Late–Middle-Aged Women who Reside in Small and Medium-Sized Cities in Becoming Psychologically Mature Women
Euna Park, Haeok Kim
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2015;6(3):159-163.   Published online June 30, 2015
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phrp.2015.04.002
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Objectives
The purpose of this study is to search the inner world of postmenopausal women in late-middle age who are facing senescence and live in small and medium-sized cities.
Methods
The methods of the study were the investigation and classification of answers to questions according to a declarative ethnography analysis. The questions asked to late–middle-aged women living in small and medium-sized cities were “How do you interpret and recognize the changes in the body after menopause?” and “Which methods do you choose and practice to maintain your health in relation to aging during middle age?”.
Results
Four positive topics and two negative topics were drawn from the study. The four positive themes were: ambition; completion of a great mission; life with a sense of affection; and gratitude for maintaining health. The negative themes were: undulating emotion; and filling the emptiness.
Conclusion
The recognition of changes in the body after menopause in late–middle-aged women in small and medium-sized cities can affect their preparation processes towards senescence. It is critical to find the means to manage emergency health cases from early adulthood to middle age, based on the outcomes of the study. The study also emphasizes the importance of the woman's family's alternative strategies and supportive systems, which can fit into the cultural context of the community.

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  • The experiences and needs of Asian women experiencing menopausal symptoms: a meta-synthesis
    Shefaly Shorey, Esperanza D. Ng
    Menopause.2019; 26(5): 557.     CrossRef
  • Effects of Aromatherapy on Menopausal Symptoms, Perceived Stress and Depression in Middle-aged Women: A Systematic Review
    Shinmi Kim, Ji-Ah Song, Mi-Eun Kim, Myung-Haeng Hur
    Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing.2016; 46(5): 619.     CrossRef

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