Impact of hepatitis C virus infection on lifestyle

Paola Scognamiglio, Vincenzo Galati, Assunta Navarra, Maria Antonella Longo, Maria Stella Aloisi, Maria Giulia Antonini, Massimo Puoti, Piero Luiqi Almasio, Giuseppe Ippolito, Enrico Girardi

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Aim: To evaluate the impact of the diagnosis of hepatitis C infection on lifestyle habits such as smoking, drinking, sports activity and diet. Methods: A self-administered, anonymous questionnaire was offered to out-patients with HCV infection consecutively attending three clinical centres in Italy. Results: Of the 275 respondents, 62.2% (171) were male. Mean age was 51 (range 20-80) years. Overall, after the diagnosis of hepatitis C, 74.5% of drinkers had modified (giving up or reducing) alcohol consumption, 21.3% of smokers had modified their habits and 32.3% of subjects who reported sports activity had either stopped or reduced frequency of activity or chose a less fatiguing sport. Sixty-four percent of the respondents reported having modified their diet, most of them on physician's advice. Conclusion: After the diagnosis of hepatitis C many patients correctly modified their alcohol consumption and a minority their smoking habits. The reason for reported changes in diet and physical activity needs further investigations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2722-2726
Number of pages5
JournalWorld Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume13
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - May 21 2007

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Virus Diseases
Hepatitis C
Hepacivirus
Habits
Sports
Life Style
Diet
Alcohol Drinking
Smoking
Infection
Italy
Drinking
Outpatients
Exercise
Physicians
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • Alcohol consumption
  • Diet
  • Hepatitis C virus
  • Lifestyle habits
  • Physical activity
  • Smoking

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  • Gastroenterology

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Impact of hepatitis C virus infection on lifestyle. / Scognamiglio, Paola; Galati, Vincenzo; Navarra, Assunta; Longo, Maria Antonella; Aloisi, Maria Stella; Antonini, Maria Giulia; Puoti, Massimo; Almasio, Piero Luiqi; Ippolito, Giuseppe; Girardi, Enrico.

In: World Journal of Gastroenterology, Vol. 13, No. 19, 21.05.2007, p. 2722-2726.

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Scognamiglio, P, Galati, V, Navarra, A, Longo, MA, Aloisi, MS, Antonini, MG, Puoti, M, Almasio, PL, Ippolito, G & Girardi, E 2007, 'Impact of hepatitis C virus infection on lifestyle', World Journal of Gastroenterology, vol. 13, no. 19, pp. 2722-2726.
Scognamiglio, Paola ; Galati, Vincenzo ; Navarra, Assunta ; Longo, Maria Antonella ; Aloisi, Maria Stella ; Antonini, Maria Giulia ; Puoti, Massimo ; Almasio, Piero Luiqi ; Ippolito, Giuseppe ; Girardi, Enrico. / Impact of hepatitis C virus infection on lifestyle. In: World Journal of Gastroenterology. 2007 ; Vol. 13, No. 19. pp. 2722-2726.
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