concept of self-help – patients helping other patients – is a valuable and
helpful one for many chronically
ill people, and it is appreciated by many people with hepatitis C. In
European countries there are numerous hepatitis C self-help groups, in which
people living with hepatitis C can exchange information about the disease,
therapy and other practical questions and provide mutual support to one another
in overcoming the disease.
find out more about patient organisations and self-help groups in the Services
section of this website. Know of a service we haven't listed? Contact us and let us know.
More information is available from the European Liver
Patients Association (ELPA): www.elpa-info.org
there is a statistical relationship between two variables. For example, when A
increases, B increases. An association means that the two variables change
together, but it doesn't necessarily mean that A causes B. The relationship
isn't necessarily causal.