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Watchful waiting: role of disease progression on uncertainty and depressive symptoms in patients with chronic hepatitis C.

Authors
  • Colagreco, J P
  • Bailey, D E
  • Fitzpatrick, J J
  • Musil, C M
  • Afdhal, N H
  • Lai, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Viral Hepatitis
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2014
Volume
21
Issue
10
Pages
727–733
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/jvh.12207
PMID: 25280230
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Patients with chronic hepatitis C on watchful waiting are at high risk for significant illness uncertainty and depressive symptoms. Reassuring histological data does not seem to correlate with less uncertainty or depressive symptoms.

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