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  • Authors: Nguyen, Hoang Long (2016)

  • Background:Vietnam is among those countries with the highest drinking prevalence. In this study, we examined the prevalence of alcohol use disorders (AUDs) and its associations with HIV risky behaviors, health care utilization, and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among clients using voluntary HIV testing and counseling services (VCT). Methods:A cross-sectional survey of 365 VCT clients (71 % male; mean age 34) was conducted in Hanoi and Nam Dinh province. AUD and HRQOL were measured using the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test-Consumption (AUDIT-C), and EuroQol-five dimensions-five levels (EQ-5D-5L). Risky sexual behaviors, concurrent opioid use, and inpatient and ...

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  • Authors: Nguyen, Hoang Long (2016)

  • Background:Integrating HIV/AIDS and methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) services with existing health care delivery system is critical in sustaining efforts to fight HIV/AIDS in large injection-driven epidemics. However, efficiency of different integrative service models is unknown. This study assessed behavioral and health-related quality-of-life (HRQOL) outcomes of MMT in four service delivery models and explored factors associated with these outcomes of interest. Methods:A cross-sectional survey was conducted in two HIV epicenters in Vietnam: Hanoi and Nam Dinh Province. All patients in five selected MMT clinics were invited to participate, and 1016 were interviewed (80–90 ...

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  • Authors: Nguyen, Hoang Long; Ngo, Tri Tuan (2016)

  • This study aimed to describe the current available and readiness of resources of commune health centers (CHCs) in selected areas in Vietnam for the prevention and control of diabetes and hypertension in 2014. A cross-sectional study was conducted on 90 CHCs in Hoa Binh, Ha Tinh and Kien Giang provinces. Service availability and readiness assessment (SARA) instrument was used to assess the capacity of CHCs. The results showed that most of CHCs achieved <70% of standards for diabetes diagnosis and management (83.3%), especially in difficult-to-reach areas (97.8%). Meanwhile, the proportion of CHCs having sufficient capacity for hypertension service delivery was high. Most of CHCs reache...

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  • Authors: Nguyen, Hoang Long (2016)

  • Background: Co-payment for methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) services is a strategy to ensure the financial sustainability of the HIV/AIDS programs in Vietnam. In this study, we examined health services utilization and expenditure among MMT patients, and further explored factors associated with catastrophic health expenditure among affected households. Methods: A multi-site cross-sectional study was conducted among 1016 patients in two epicentres: Hanoi and Nam Dinh province in 2013. Results: Overall, 8.2% and 28.7% respondents used inpatient and outpatient health care services in the past 12 month...

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  • Authors: Nguyen, Hoang Long (2015)

  • Background:Utility estimates are important health outcomes for economic evaluation of care and treatment interventions for patients with HIV/AIDS. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of utility measurements to examine the performance of preference-based instruments, estimate health utility of patients with HIV/AIDS by disease stages, and investigate changes in their health utility over the course of antiretroviral treatment. Methods:We searched PubMed/Medline, Cochrane Database of Systematic Review, NHS Economic Evaluation Database and Web of Science for English-language peer-reviewed papers published during 2000–2013. We selected 49 studies that used 3 direct and...

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  • Authors: Nguyen, Hoang Long (2016)

  • Background Methadonemaintenance treatment (MMT) reduces HIV risk behaviors and improves access to HIV-related services among drug users. In this study, we assessed the uptake and willingness of MMT patients to refer HIV testing and counseling (HTC) service to their sexual partners and relatives. Methods Health status, HIV-related risk behaviors, and HTC uptake and referrals of 1,016MMT patients in Hanoi and Nam Dinh were investigated. Willingness to pay (WTP) for HTC was elicited using a contingent valuation technique. Interval and logistic regressionmodels were employed to determine associated factors. Results Most of the patients (94.2%) had received HTC, 6.6 times on ave...

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  • Authors: Nguyen, Hoang Long (2016)

  • A multi-site survey was conducted on a sample of 365 clients to assess their willingness to pay for HIV voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) services in Ha Noi and Nam Dinh province, two epicenters of Vietnam. By using contingent valuation technique, the results showed that most of respondents (95.1 %) were willing to pay averagely 155 (95 % CI 132–177) thousands Vietnam Dong (*US $7.75, 2013) for a VCT service. Clients who were female, had middle income level, and current opioid users were willing to pay less; meanwhile clients who had university level of education were willing to pay more for a VCT service. The results highlighted the high rate of willingness to pay fo...

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  • Authors: Nguyen, Hoang Long (2016)

  • Background:Traditional medicine (TM) still plays an important role in a number of health care systems around the world, especially across Asian and African countries. In Vietnam, however, little is known about preference for traditional medicine use. This study assessed the prevalence of use, preference, satisfaction, and willingness to pay for TM services amongst rural ethnic minority community. Methods:A cross-sectional survey in three provinces in the North and South of Vietnam. Results:The results showed a high level of satisfaction with TM services, with more than 90 % of respondents reporting improved health status given the use of TM. Indicators for preference of TM over ...

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  • Authors: Nguyen, Hoang Long (2015)

  • Background:Integrating and decentralizing services are essential to increase the accessibility and provide comprehensive care for methadone patients. Moreover, they assure the sustainability of a HIV/AIDS prevention program by reducing the implementation cost. This study aimed to measure the preference of patients enrolling in a MMT program for integrated and decentralized MMT clinics and then further examine related factors. Methods:A cross-sectional study was conducted among 510 patients receiving methadone at 3 clinics in Hanoi. Structured questionnaires were used to collect data about the preference for integrated and decentralized MMT services. Covariates including socio-ec...

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  • Authors: Nguyen, Hoang Long (2016)

  • Background:Vietnam is among those countries with the highest drinking prevalence. In this study, we examined the prevalence of alcohol use disorders (AUDs) and its associations with HIV risky behaviors, health care utilization, and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among clients using voluntary HIV testing and counseling services (VCT). Methods:A cross-sectional survey of 365 VCT clients (71 % male; mean age 34) was conducted in Hanoi and Nam Dinh province. AUD and HRQOL were measured using the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test-Consumption (AUDIT-C), and EuroQol-five dimensions-five levels (EQ-5D-5L). Risky sexual behaviors, concurrent opioid use, and inpatient and ...

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  • Authors: Nguyen, Hoang Long (2016)

  • Background:Integrating HIV/AIDS and methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) services with existing health care delivery system is critical in sustaining efforts to fight HIV/AIDS in large injection-driven epidemics. However, efficiency of different integrative service models is unknown. This study assessed behavioral and health-related quality-of-life (HRQOL) outcomes of MMT in four service delivery models and explored factors associated with these outcomes of interest. Methods:A cross-sectional survey was conducted in two HIV epicenters in Vietnam: Hanoi and Nam Dinh Province. All patients in five selected MMT clinics were invited to participate, and 1016 were interviewed (80–90 ...

  • a13.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Nguyen, Hoang Long; Ngo, Tri Tuan (2016)

  • This study aimed to describe the current available and readiness of resources of commune health centers (CHCs) in selected areas in Vietnam for the prevention and control of diabetes and hypertension in 2014. A cross-sectional study was conducted on 90 CHCs in Hoa Binh, Ha Tinh and Kien Giang provinces. Service availability and readiness assessment (SARA) instrument was used to assess the capacity of CHCs. The results showed that most of CHCs achieved <70% of standards for diabetes diagnosis and management (83.3%), especially in difficult-to-reach areas (97.8%). Meanwhile, the proportion of CHCs having sufficient capacity for hypertension service delivery was high. Most of CHCs reache...

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  • Authors: Nguyen, Hoang Long (2016)

  • Background: Co-payment for methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) services is a strategy to ensure the financial sustainability of the HIV/AIDS programs in Vietnam. In this study, we examined health services utilization and expenditure among MMT patients, and further explored factors associated with catastrophic health expenditure among affected households. Methods: A multi-site cross-sectional study was conducted among 1016 patients in two epicentres: Hanoi and Nam Dinh province in 2013. Results: Overall, 8.2% and 28.7% respondents used inpatient and outpatient health care services in the past 12 month...

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  • Authors: Nguyen, Hoang Long (2015)

  • Background:Utility estimates are important health outcomes for economic evaluation of care and treatment interventions for patients with HIV/AIDS. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of utility measurements to examine the performance of preference-based instruments, estimate health utility of patients with HIV/AIDS by disease stages, and investigate changes in their health utility over the course of antiretroviral treatment. Methods:We searched PubMed/Medline, Cochrane Database of Systematic Review, NHS Economic Evaluation Database and Web of Science for English-language peer-reviewed papers published during 2000–2013. We selected 49 studies that used 3 direct and...

  • 11.Nguyen Hoang Long.QT.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Nguyen, Hoang Long (2016)

  • Background Methadonemaintenance treatment (MMT) reduces HIV risk behaviors and improves access to HIV-related services among drug users. In this study, we assessed the uptake and willingness of MMT patients to refer HIV testing and counseling (HTC) service to their sexual partners and relatives. Methods Health status, HIV-related risk behaviors, and HTC uptake and referrals of 1,016MMT patients in Hanoi and Nam Dinh were investigated. Willingness to pay (WTP) for HTC was elicited using a contingent valuation technique. Interval and logistic regressionmodels were employed to determine associated factors. Results Most of the patients (94.2%) had received HTC, 6.6 times on ave...

  • a7.pdf.jpg
  • Article


  • Authors: Nguyen, Hoang Long (2016)

  • A multi-site survey was conducted on a sample of 365 clients to assess their willingness to pay for HIV voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) services in Ha Noi and Nam Dinh province, two epicenters of Vietnam. By using contingent valuation technique, the results showed that most of respondents (95.1 %) were willing to pay averagely 155 (95 % CI 132–177) thousands Vietnam Dong (*US $7.75, 2013) for a VCT service. Clients who were female, had middle income level, and current opioid users were willing to pay less; meanwhile clients who had university level of education were willing to pay more for a VCT service. The results highlighted the high rate of willingness to pay fo...

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  • Article


  • Authors: Nguyen, Hoang Long (2016)

  • Background:Traditional medicine (TM) still plays an important role in a number of health care systems around the world, especially across Asian and African countries. In Vietnam, however, little is known about preference for traditional medicine use. This study assessed the prevalence of use, preference, satisfaction, and willingness to pay for TM services amongst rural ethnic minority community. Methods:A cross-sectional survey in three provinces in the North and South of Vietnam. Results:The results showed a high level of satisfaction with TM services, with more than 90 % of respondents reporting improved health status given the use of TM. Indicators for preference of TM over ...

  • 3.Nguyen Hoang Long.QT.pdf.jpg
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  • Authors: Nguyen, Hoang Long (2015)

  • Background:Integrating and decentralizing services are essential to increase the accessibility and provide comprehensive care for methadone patients. Moreover, they assure the sustainability of a HIV/AIDS prevention program by reducing the implementation cost. This study aimed to measure the preference of patients enrolling in a MMT program for integrated and decentralized MMT clinics and then further examine related factors. Methods:A cross-sectional study was conducted among 510 patients receiving methadone at 3 clinics in Hanoi. Structured questionnaires were used to collect data about the preference for integrated and decentralized MMT services. Covariates including socio-ec...