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Health status and health service utilization in remote and mountainous areas in Vietnam

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Title
Health status and health service utilization in remote and mountainous areas in Vietnam
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Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, June 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12955-016-0485-8
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Bach Xuan Tran, Long Hoang Nguyen, Vuong Minh Nong, Cuong Tat Nguyen

Abstract

Self-rated health status and healthcare services utilization are important indicators to evaluate the performance of health system. In disadvantaged areas, however, little is known about the access and outcomes of health care services. This study aimed to assess health-related quality of life (HRQOL), health status and healthcare access and utilization of residents in mountainous and remote areas in Vietnam. A cross-sectional study was conducted in a convenient sample of residents in two provinces of Vietnam. Information about socio-economic, health status, HRQOL, healthcare seeking and services utilization were interviewed. EuroQol - 5 Dimensions - 5 Levels (EQ-5D-5 L) was used to measure HRQOL. Of 200 respondents, mean age was 44.9 (SD = 13.9), 38.0 % were male. One third reported having any problem in Mobility, Usual activities, Pain or Discomfort, Anxiety or Depression. Women tended to suffer more problems in Pain/Discomfort and Anxiety/Depression and lower overall HRQOL than men. Over 90 % of respondents reported at least one health problem. Flu, cold and headache were the most commonly reported symptoms (41.5 %). Most of people preferred community health center when they had illness (96.0 %). Only 18.5 % people used traditional healers with the average of 5.8 times per year. Ethnicity, households' expenditure, illness and morbidity status, difficulty in accessing health care services were related to HRQOL.; Meanwhile, socioeconomic status, health problems, quality of services, and distances were associated with access to healthcare and traditional medicine services. Residents in difficult-to-reach areas had high prevalence of health problems and experienced social and structural barriers of healthcare services access. It is necessary to improve the availability and quality of healthcare and traditional medicine services to improve the health status of disadvantaged people.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 97 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 21 22%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 10%
Researcher 7 7%
Student > Postgraduate 5 5%
Other 17 18%
Unknown 26 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 25 26%
Nursing and Health Professions 15 15%
Social Sciences 5 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 4%
Psychology 4 4%
Other 16 16%
Unknown 28 29%

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#12,269,476
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