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Table 4 MMT staff characteristics and HCV services provided in their clinics

From: Hepatitis C infection, related services, and barriers to HCV treatment among drug users in methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) clinics in Shanghai, China

  Total (n = 59)
Males, mean (SD) 41 (69.5)
Age, mean (SD) 46.7 (8.5)
Time of work in MMT clinics (months), mean (SD) 45.3 (20.5)
Education, n (%)
 College and higher 14 (24.1)
 Less than college 44 (75.9)
 Received HCV-related training 10 (16.9)
HCV knowledge scores 10.9 (3.1)
HCV education provided in their sites, n (%)
 Provided group counseling 23 (39.6)
 Provided individual counseling 36 (62.1)
 Provided TV/video program 20 (35.7)
 Provided booklet 34 (58.6)
HCV testing provided in their sites, n (%)
 Pre-test counseling 35 (60.0)
 Post-testing counseling 41 (69.5)
 HCV antibody testing 45 (76.3)
 Provided genotype/PCR testing 18 (31.1)
HCV medical treatment provided in their sites, n (%)
 Have psychical doctors 8 (13.5)
 Provided referral service 18 (30.5)
 Provided information for liver transplant 5 (8.6)
 Provided information for antivirus treatment 9 (15.5)
 Help patients deal with side effects 26 (45.6)
 Set up group support for HCV-positive patients 8 (13.8)
 Case management for HCV-positive patients 10 (17.5)