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Table 1 Description of the different components of the health education program

From: A multidimensional education program at substance dependence treatment centers improves patient knowledge and hepatitis C care

Educational initiatives for patients and caregivers:
• Educational videos and leaflets were available in SDTCs’ waiting rooms, with information about HCV natural history, treatment options, expected outcomes and management of side effects.
• Supervised patient workshops facilitated by treatment community healthcare professionals aimed to promote open discussions among patients and explain any topics about HCV infection.
Educational activities for healthcare professionals in referral hospitals and in SDTCs:
• Workshops for healthcare professionals at SDTCs, namely psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and social workers. • Conducted by specialists about HCV and substance dependence. • Presentation and discussion of clinical cases.