The Quality of Life - A Systematic Review Orientation to Establish Utility Score in Vietnam

Submitted by system on Sat, 03/04/2017 - 03:14
Systematic Reviews in Pharmacy,2017,8,1,92-96.
Published:March 2017
Type:Original Article

The Quality of Life - A Systematic Review Orientation to Establish Utility Score in Vietnam

Nam Xuan Vo1*, Thuy Van Ha2, Usa Chaikledkaew1,3

1Social, Economic and Administrative Pharmacy Graduate Program, Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10400, Thailand.

2Department of Health Insurance, Ministry of Health, Ha Noi 100000, Vietnam.

3Social Administrative Pharmacy Excellence Research (SAPER) Unit, Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10400,Thailand.

Abstract:

Background: Systematic review of outcome measurement instrument is a method for choosing researches and articles for our research and practice. Our purpose was defined the status of using quality of life or health-related quality of life instruments and to find out which articles can be applied to process of establishing utility score in Vietnam. Method: A systematic literature search was conducted in MEDLINE, SCOPUS, COCHRANCE, and GOOGLE SCHOLAR database at November 2016. The quality of reviews was assessed by using a specific checklist. Results: A total of 27 articles were included. Almost articles was conducted in the last 5-year. The instruments were used almost come from World Health Organization (WHOQOL instrument) and Euroqol (EQ-5D instrument). Only five articles mentioned using EQ-5D questionnaire as an instrument to interview participants. Two of them had assessed about the quality of life, and three remain articles used it as application into costing studies. Conclusion: Although instruments using to evaluation quality of life or health-related quality of life are not the same, but this area is paid attention of the researchers. Less articles use EQ-5D as an instruments and none of them could be representative for whole Vietnamese population.

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