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The 10th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights (APCRSHR10) will be held in Siem Reap, Cambodia from 26th to 29th May, 2020

“Improving Health Equity among Greater Sub-Mekong Region: A Public Health Challenge”


Methodological Innovations in Epidemiology

The Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University collaborating with Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH) will organize the 51st APACPH conference 2019 under the theme “SDGs in Reality”

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Recent works

The Research Project "Epidemiology of Snakebites in Can Tho City" in 2018
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“Hue Healthy Adolescent Cohort Study: Promotion of healthy vision and prevention of non-communicable diseases”
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“Why medical research needs ethical approval” – Professor Tran Tinh Hien
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Health risk due to food contamination induced by urban flood - PhD student: Nguyen Thanh Gia
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The Institute for Community Health Research (ICHR) conducted the study of “Prevalence and risk factors of sexual disorders among married women in Thua Thien Hue province”

The Institute for Community Health Research (ICHR) conducted the study of Prevalence and risk factors of sexual disorders among married women in Thua Thien Hue province”



Sexual health is considered one of the most important elements affecting mental health and quality of life among women. Although it is recognized as a common health problem, the fact that the incidence of sexual dysfunction remains controversial. In Vietnam, female sexual disorders is a relatively new topic and has not yet been systematically studied. The Institute for Community Health Research (ICHR) conducted the study of "Prevalence and risk factors of sexual dysfunction among married women in Thua Thien Hue province", which is one of the first studies in the community on sexual disorders in Vietnam. The objectives of the research are to determine the prevalence of sexual dysfunction and the risk factors among married women in Thua Thien Hue province.


The study has been deployed from September, 2017 with the sample of 836 married women for both Quang Dien district and Hue city. The study evaluates female sexual disorders by the Female Sexual Function Index scale (FSFI) and risk factors including physical health status, psychological characteristics, participant’s husband characteristics, living habits, sexual situation, sleep quality (by PSQI scale), quality of life status (by WHOQoL-Bref scale), domestic violence (based on the WHO Domestic Violence scale). Participants in the study are interviewed directly at their households and their identity will be treated as confidential.



On June 14, 2018, A/ Prof. Vo Van Thang - Director of the ICHR, Ph.D Doan Vuong Diem Khanh - Vice Director of the ICHR and the research team met with the head of Quang Dien district health center and the head of Thuan Hoa, Thuy Bieu, Sia and Quang An commune health centers to work on the schedule of research.



On June 28, 2018 and June 29, 2018, A/Prof. Nguyen Hoang Lan had a training session on questionnaire for data collectors in Hue city and Quang Dien district.



After the training on the questionnaires as well as the pilot implementation, the data collectors who were community health workers had collected data at two sites of the study: Quang Dien district and Hue city from July to August, 2018. The manuscript of research will be completed and prepared for international publication by the end of December, 2018.