Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 57–69

The Structured Interview for the Treatment of the Hepatitis C Virus (SIT-HCV)

  • Amy K. Silberbogen
  • DeAnna L. Mori
  • Stephanie Sogg
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10880-005-0912-1

Cite this article as:
Silberbogen, A.K., Mori, D.L. & Sogg, S. J Clin Psychol Med Settings (2005) 12: 57. doi:10.1007/s10880-005-0912-1

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to introduce the Structured Interview for the Treatment of the Hepatitis C Virus (SIT-HCV). This comprehensive interview expands upon a standard psychiatric interview by including those medical, psychological, and behavioral factors that are essential to determining a patient’s psychological appropriateness for interferon therapy. A detailed description of the SIT-HCV is provided, highlighting its utility in developing recommendations that positively impact patients’ treatment outcomes. The advantages of the SIT-HCV will be presented, including a discussion on how this approach can ensure comprehensive assessment and facilitate research, training, and patient education.

hepatitis C virusinterferon treatmentpsychological evaluationmedical outcomes

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Amy K. Silberbogen
    • 1
    • 3
  • DeAnna L. Mori
    • 1
  • Stephanie Sogg
    • 2
  1. 1.VA Boston Healthcare System and Boston University School of MedicineBoston
  2. 2.The Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center and Harvard Medical SchoolBoston
  3. 3.VA Boston Healthcare System, Psychology (116B)Boston