Psychosocial Readiness Evaluation & Preparation for Hep C Treatment (PREP-C) is a free interactive online tool to assess and improve a patient’s readiness to begin Hep C treatment.
The PREP-C was developed by an NYC Hep C Task Force workgroup of psychologists, social workers, medical providers and patient navigators specializing in Hep C treatment readiness and adherence.
The PREP-C guides health care providers in assessing nine areas of psychosocial functioning that are most relevant to preparing for successful Hep C treatment. These areas frequently relate to Hep C treatment adherence, early treatment discontinuation, and treatment outcome. Results of the assessment guide the development of a plan to improve readiness to begin Hep C treatment.
- Conduct the assessment online and print or save the report for your patient chart!
- Use of the tool is completely free.
- No identifiable patient information is required.
PREP-C Assessment Areas
- Motivation: Reasons client wants to begin Hep C treatment, concerns about treatment, and importance of treatment.
- Information: Knowledge about Hep C treatment and one’s own Hep C disease status.
- Medication Adherence: Current prescribed medications and adherence to them in prior month.
- Self-Efficacy: Self-confidence about adhering to Hep C treatment.
- Social Support and Stability: Stability of financial, housing, and social support resources.
- Alcohol and Substance Use: Alcohol and substance use behaviors and current treatment.
- Psychiatric Stability: Current psychiatric status, previous and current treatment.
- Energy Level: Sleep and fatigue.
- Cognitive Functioning: Perceived difficulty with communication in health care setting, problem-solving ability, and memory.
Contact: Jeff Weiss, PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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