An Investigation of the psychosocial impact of a compensation tribunal on women with an iatrogenic Hepatitis C infection

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dc.contributor.authorCoughlan, B. M.
dc.contributor.authorSheehan, John D.
dc.contributor.authorCarr, Alan
dc.contributor.authorCrowe, John
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-28T09:27:29Z
dc.date.available2014-01-28T09:27:29Z
dc.date.copyrightCopyright 2003 Irish Medical Journalen
dc.date.issued2003-03
dc.identifier.citationIrish Medical Journalen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10197/5291
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to investigate the psychosocial impact of a Compensation Tribunal in women with an iatrogenic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Eighty-three women diagnosed with an iatrogenic HCV infection were recruited, 19 women were Pre-Tribunal and 64 women were post-Tribunal. Both standardised and disease specific psychological measures were used. A series of t-tests revealed no differences in psychological well-being and adjustment to HCV infection in women pre and post Compensation Tribunal. Chi-square tests revealed no association between PCR status and 1) psychological well-being and 2) experience of anger/blame in women post- Compensation Tribunal. A further series of t-tests revealed that women with high levels of anger and blame post-Compensation Tribunal perceived their future as more uncertain, experienced more pain, low self-esteem and psychological distress, viewed their ability to work as impeded and complained of increased stress preparing for their Compensation Tribunal. This study suggests that poor adjustment in women with an iatrogenic HCV infection post-Compensation Tribunal is not associated with attendance at a Compensation Tribunal nor PCR status but rather to experiences of anger and blame.
dc.description.sponsorshipHealth Research Boarden
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Organizationen
dc.subjectPsychological well-being
dc.subjectPsychological adjustment
dc.subjectSelf-esteem
dc.subjectPsychological distress
dc.subjectStress
dc.subjectQuality of life
dc.subjectHealth crisis
dc.subjectPsychosocial impact
dc.titleAn Investigation of the psychosocial impact of a compensation tribunal on women with an iatrogenic Hepatitis C infectionen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.internal.authorcontactotheralan.carr@ucd.ie
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dc.internal.webversionshttp://archive.imj.ie//ViewArticleDetails.aspx?ArticleID=54-
dc.statusPeer revieweden
dc.identifier.volume96en
dc.identifier.issue3en
dc.identifier.startpage73en
dc.identifier.endpage76en
dc.neeo.contributorCoughlan|B. M.|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorSheehan|John D.|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorCarr|Alan|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorCrowe|John|aut|-
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dc.date.updated2013-10-23T10:00:09Z
dc.rights.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/en
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