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Thua Thien Hue provincial Association of Public Health and Preventive Medicine in collaboration with the Faculty of Public Health and the Institute for Community Health Research of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Hue University, will host a scientific conference on Public Health.  (updating...)

Emerging infectious diseases are, more than ever, at the center of the world’s attention. Join a diverse group of colleagues from around the world as they present new knowledge and breakthroughs about how to discover, detect, understand, prevent and respond to outbreaks of emerging disease threats.

Rescheduled Date: October 3-5th, 2021

Venue: Kaohsiung Marriott Hotel (Kaohsiung, Taiwan)

Length: 2.5 days (+1 day Pre-Event Meeting)

Program: Interest Group Seminars, Summit Programming (Workshops, Oral/Poster Presentations, Symposiums, Alternative Sessions, Plenary Speakers), Welcome Reception, Banquet, Master Classes, Cultural Tours

The Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health will be organising the “APACPH International Webinar 2.0 on COVID-19 pandemic – Developing and Accomplishing COVID-19 Exit Strategy Plan” on the 16th June 2020 (Tuesday) at 10.00am (GMT+7)

Recent works

ICHR publication on "Health behavior"
Health behaviors are actions individuals take that affect their health. They include actions that lead to improved...
ICHR publication on "Environmental Health"
Environmental health is the branch of public health that: focuses on the relationships between people and their...
ICHR publication on "Infectious and Tropical diseases"
Vietnam faces infectious diseases, tropical diseases related to the climate characteristics of the region. Research in...
ICHR publication on "Mental health and NCDs"
ICHR Institute has leading experts in these fields in the Central - Central Highlands region, participating in research...
ICHR publication on "Maternal & Child Health and Reproductive Health"
Maternal & Child Health and Reproductive Health is a strong research area of ICHR with the participation of many...

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.