A comparison of enrollees versus non-enrollees in a patient/family HCV psychoeducation study

David E. Pollio, Carol S North, Ashley M. Hudson, Barry A. Hong

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Despite the seriousness of Hepatitis C (HCV), many patients do not receive treatment. One promising means of addressing these issues for medically ill patients is through participation in support group services. This study examined individual-, treatment- and system-level factors associated with enrolling in a support group intervention (psychoeducation) for persons with HCV. A total of 235 research participants were recruited as part of a NIAAA-funded randomized clinical trial for patients with HCV and their family members, with 172 (73.2 %) agreeing to enroll in the psychoeducation trial and 63 (26.8 %) declining. Factors leading to enrollment indicated that individuals without employment, with certain personality structures (low cooperativeness and self-directedness), and traveling greater distance to their group were more likely to agree to participate. Populations being seen in public settings demonstrate a desire for additional support and education, but at the same time these potential participants are faced with challenges to following through and enrolling in the desired services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)156-163
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2013


  • Addiction
  • Enrollment
  • Group
  • HCV
  • Psychoeducation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology


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