Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology / 2017 / Article / Tab 1

Review Article

Living with Hepatitis C Virus: A Systematic Review and Narrative Synthesis of Qualitative Literature

Table 1

Inclusion and exclusion criteria for systematic review of patient experiences with HCV.

Inclusion criteriaExclusion criteria

(i) Women or men diagnosed with HCV Virus
(ii) Report on experience living with HCV from the patients perspective
(iii) Original qualitative research
(iv) Full-text available
(v) Adult participants
(i) Individuals included in the study who do not have Hepatitis C
(ii) Patient perspective
(iii) Did not report experience living with HCV from the patients perspective
(iv) Inclusion of participants under 18 years old
(v) Physician accounts of patient experience
(vi) Experience of treatment with peg-interferon medication
(vii) Abstracts or posters (with no full-text available)
(viii) Case studies, reviews, meta-analyses
(ix) Quantitative study designs