A large-scale Asian study conducted with 7500 respondents across 11 territories identified critical knowledge gaps and attitudes of the general population towards liver health. It found that there is a need to formulate policies especially in regions of lower hepatitis B prevalence and hepatitis C death rate to further improve the knowledge, awareness and attitudes of the general public towards liver diseases.
A descriptive, cross-sectional survey was administered to 500 individuals in Hong Kong to identify gaps in knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors towards viral hepatitis. It found that comprehensive hepatitis education strategies should be developed to address knowledge gaps in viral hepatitis, especially misperceptions relevant to social stigmatization and the importance of preventive measures, including vaccination and screening, when exposed to risk factors.
A survey was conducted with 500 adult individuals in Singapore to evaluate the degree of public awareness and knowledge regarding liver health and diseases in the country. It found that the levels of understanding of liver diseases, risk factors, and potential complications are suboptimal among the Singapore public. More public education efforts aligned with respondents' information-seeking preferences could facilitate addressing misperceptions and increase knowledge about liver diseases.
A study was carried out among 500 Thai adults to quantify and evaluate the level of knowledge and awareness toward liver health and diseases among the Thai population. It found that there was a degree of misperception and lack of in-depth understanding toward hepatitis-related liver diseases, including poor attitudes and knowledge toward screening, diagnosis, and treatment of liver diseases.