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SRP. 2017; 8(1): 92-96

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

Nam Xuan Vo, Thuy Van Ha, Usa Chaikledkaew.

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.

Key words: EQ-5D, Euroqol, Health-related quality of life, Quality of life, Systematic review, Utility, Vietnam.

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