This report provides information on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Adherence to Long-term Therapies Project to improve the rates of adherence to therapies used in treating chronic conditions. The report begins by defining the term adherence and the problem of poor adherence, showing how poor adherence affects policy makers and health managers. It presents guidance for countries for improving adherence rates using information derived from lessons learned from reviews and presents the disease-specific reviews. The report also discusses nine chronic conditions that were reviewed.
This information sheet discusses why treatment for hepatitis C virus infection is challenging for persons recovering from drug and alcohol abuse. It describes some of the side effects of treatment and suggests ways to manage them, reports comments about treatment by others in recovery, and other ways of dealing with side effects. The information sheet advises how to deal with memories and feelings of injecting drug use that can be brought about by the act of injecting interferon and where to get more information.
This information sheet discusses treatment for hepatitis C virus infection. It explains the three treatments approved by the Food and Drug Administration for this disease, the length of treatment, how treatment helps the patient, the different responses to treatment, what makes treatment more likely to work, whether a liver biopsy is necessary before starting treatment, when would be a good time to start, what should one do before starting treatment, and who to contact for more information.
This information sheet discusses what to expect while being treated for hepatitis C virus infection. It explains what a patient needs to know about treatment including side effects, treatment time, laboratory tests the doctor may order during treatment, whether it would be possible to work during treatment, taking other medicines to control side effects, the need for a liver biopsy during treatment, and where to get more information.
This information sheet discusses finishing treatment for hepatitis C virus infection. It provides suggestions on what a patient should do after completing treatment, including making a decision about taking a break if the treatment did not clear the virus from one’s blood or trying new drugs right away, talking to the doctor before trying herbs, getting liver function tests every six months or every year, and getting regular checkups.
This information sheet discusses liver cancer. It explains what hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is, its symptoms, and what the treatment for HCC entails. It also provides information about how to prevent HCC and protect oneself from hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
This information sheet discusses treatment for hepatitis C virus infection. It explains what the treatments are, what the treatments try to do, how the medicines are given, side effects of treatments and ways to lessen the side effects, how the doctor knows if the treatments are working, risks to the partner of a person being treated for hepatitis C, and where to get more information.
This information sheet discusses side effects of treatment for hepatitis C virus infection. It explains that most people have side effects from the treatment, describes some of the side effects and how they may be reduced, what to do about mood changes that result from treatment, the need to adhere to treatment despite the side effects, and who to contact for more information.
This information sheet discusses treatment for hepatitis C virus infection. It explains the treatments that have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and how they work. It suggests discussing the different treatments with the doctor and deciding with the doctor which would be best. The information sheet also describes tests needed before, during, and after treatment, different types of responses to treatment, and the side effects of treatment, and suggests ways to help the treatment work.
This chart helps patients track the progress of their hepatitis C treatment. It is used to record results of monthly tests, to remind the patient of medications and side effects, and shoud be taken to visits with the health care provider. The accompanying information sheet explains the items on the chart.