An activity survey of hepatitis medical care coordinators in Okayama prefecture, Japan

Shihoko Namba, Fusao Ikeda, Fumio Akiyama, Mitsumasa Ishihara, Yasuyuki Shimomura, Noriko Yamasaki, Naomi Inuyama, Michihiro Koyama, Katsunori Kamegawa, Shinnosuke Okubo, Yuko Hasegawa, Kenji Iwai, Akiko Sanki, Rumi Miura, Kanae Yano, Yosuke Fujii, Atsushi Ohyama, Takuya Adachi, Nozomu Wada, Yuki YasunakaTetsuya Yasunaka, Hideki Onishi, Hidenori Shiraha, Akinobu Takaki, Hisami Yamanoi, Hiroyuki Okada

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Abstract

Okayama prefecture has conducted seminars on viral hepatitis primarily for new staff members belonging to the department dealing with liver diseases in public health centers and hospitals; participants have been certified as “hepatitis medical care coordinators.” This survey was planned to (1) evaluate the viral hepatitis awareness activities they conducted after seminars using self-reported questionnaires and (2) clarify whether their knowledge and practices were appropriate to classify them as competent hepatitis medical care coordinators as per the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare in Japan. Among all 298 coordinators in the Okayama prefecture, 146 responded to the survey; 84 worked at the same department and 45 matched the coordinator in their daily activities. Further, 36 were transferred to different departments and 20 conducted awareness activities as hepatitis medical care coordinators in addition to their daily responsibilities. Transfer of hepatitis medical care coordinators may help expand hepatitis awareness activities across different departments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)625-632
Number of pages8
JournalActa Hepatologica Japonica
Volume59
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Hepatic diseases in base hospitals
  • Hepatitis B virus
  • Hepatitis C virus
  • Hepatitis enlightenment activities
  • Hepatitis medical care coordinators

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology

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    Namba, S., Ikeda, F., Akiyama, F., Ishihara, M., Shimomura, Y., Yamasaki, N., Inuyama, N., Koyama, M., Kamegawa, K., Okubo, S., Hasegawa, Y., Iwai, K., Sanki, A., Miura, R., Yano, K., Fujii, Y., Ohyama, A., Adachi, T., Wada, N., ... Okada, H. (2018). An activity survey of hepatitis medical care coordinators in Okayama prefecture, Japan. Acta Hepatologica Japonica, 59(11), 625-632. https://doi.org/10.2957/kanzo.59.625