Upcoming Events

The theme of the 9th ICPH-GMS (2017), Yangon is “Adopting Healthy Lifestyle: Combating Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs)”. NCDs are the leading causes of death in the GMS countries at present and they create enormous health burden with serious socioeconomic implications.

Updating the 5th AHLA International Health Literacy Conference, 12th - 14th November 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

This kick-off meeting is organised to start officially the four year transdisciplinary research project Scaling-up nutrition-sensitive agricultural initiatives in mountainous areas in Vietnam and Lao PDR  a collaboration of...

Viện Nghiên cứu Sức khỏe Cộng đồng xin thông báo đến quý cơ quan về việc đăng ký nộp đề cương nghiên cứu năm 2017 như sau...

Chào mừng 70 năm hình thành và phát triển của nhà trường (1947-2017), Đại học Y Dược TP. Hồ Chí Minh (ĐHYD) tổ chức Hội nghị Khoa học Kỹ thuật thường niên lần thứ 34 vào ngày 10 tháng 3 năm 2017 tại số 217 Hồng Bàng, Phường 11, Quận 5, TP. Hồ Chí Minh.

Recent works

People recovering from a first episode of schizophrenia in Hue and Da Nang
A study of their functioning in family, work and community life, and the factors that influence it.
“Why medical research needs ethical approval” – Professor Tran Tinh Hien
The program attracted the attention and participation of lecturers from the Faculty of Public Health and more than 40...
Nghiệm thu đề tài do Viện NCSKCĐ hỗ trợ
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The ICHR supports study "SILICOSIS DISEASE AT STONE MINING AND PROCESSING AND CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS MANUFACTURING FACTORIES" in Binh Dinh province
A cross-sectional study was conducted on 247 workers at Binh De construction stone manufacturing cooperative and Tuy...
Health risk due to food contamination induced by urban flood - PhD student: Nguyen Thanh Gia
Hue city is located in central Vietnam on the banks of the Huong (perfume) river. The rainy season is from August to...

People recovering from a first episode of schizophrenia in Hue and Da Nang

               A short-term longitudinal study of schizophrenia and related disorders by ICHR researchers and QUT colleagues has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Social Psychiatry. See the abstract HERE.

 

 

"Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder, characterized by profound disruptions in thinking, affecting language, perception, and the sense of self.   It often includes psychotic experiences, such as hearing voices or delusions." - WHO definition of Schizophrenia

 

              We interviewed people treated for recent onset psychotic illness and their family members, then followed them up 6 months later. By the second interview, about half had no or only mild impairments in the three major life areas we examined – daily living activities, relationships and occupation. This outcome was similar to findings of other studies conducted internationally, even though community mental health services are very limited in central Vietnam. The factors found to be linked to a poor recovery were family poverty and more severe negative symptoms (e.g. problems with motivation and energy) and cognitive symptoms (e.g. impaired memory, attention and thinking). Together, the results point to the need for accessible community-based treatment, rehabilitation and support services, particularly for people living in lower income households.

 

Investigator interviewed participant in Psychiatric hospital