Social stigmatization in Turkish patients with chronic hepatitis B and C

Yozgat A., CAN G., Can H., EKMEN N., Akyol T., Kasapoglu B., ...More

GASTROENTEROLOGIA Y HEPATOLOGIA, vol.44, no.5, pp.330-336, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.gastrohep.2020.08.008
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE, DIALNET
  • Page Numbers: pp.330-336
  • Keywords: Stigmatization, Chronic hepatitis B, Chronic hepatitis C, NATURAL-HISTORY, STIGMA
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


Background and aim: Viral hepatitis is the most important cause of chronic hepatitis worldwide. Stigmatization is defined as a feeling of rejection and isolation of patients by society due to illness. There are no studies on chronic viral hepatitis in the literature in English, which has its own religious and socio-cultural structure. In our study, we aimed to investigate the presence of social stigmatism and psychosocial effects on patients with different stages of chronic viral hepatitis B and C.