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The donors¡¦ knowledge about HBV and HCV who live in Kaohsiung and Pingtung area

by Lin, Kuan-tsou

Abstract (Summary)
Taiwan is high prevalence area in viral hepatitis. The prevalence rate is 17.3% in HBV but 4.4% in HCV. Taiwan government has started HBV vaccine policy since 1984. They hope to terminate the vertical infection and get good effectiveness. Now, HCV prevention is a important program for Taiwan. This survey wants to understand the donors¡¦ knowledge about HBV and HCV who live in Kaohsiung and Pingtung area. There are 321 available questionnaires. Male are 117(50.6%) and female are 114(49.4%). The result shows that cognition about HBV is better than HCV. The question ¡V ¡§HBV could be infected if dinner with someone who is HBV carrier.¡¨ is given false almost 47.2% but 47.6% in HCV. The donors who believe it will be infected HBV by donate blood are over 50% and same as HCV. The results show that donors have some mistake concept in transmission path, particularly in the safety about donate blood.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Chin-Kang Jen; I-Heng Chen; Jen-Jsung Huang

School:National Sun Yat-Sen University

School Location:China - Taiwan

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:hbv hcv donor

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Date of Publication:08/09/2007

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