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Health-Related Quality of Life Profiles among Patients with Different Road Traffic Injuries in an Urban Setting of Vietnam

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Department of Trauma, Thai Binh University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Thai Binh 410000, Vietnam
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Institute for Global Health Innovations, Duy Tan University, Da Nang 550000, Vietnam
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Center of Excellence in Evidence-based Medicine, Nguyen Tat Thanh University, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
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Center of Excellence in Behavioral Medicine, Nguyen Tat Thanh University, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
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Institute for Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Hanoi Medical University, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam
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Institute of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Vietnam—Germany Hospital, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
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Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore 119074, Singapore
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Department of Psychological Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore 119228, Singapore
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Biomedical Global Institute of Healthcare Research & Technology (BIGHEART), National University of Singapore, Singapore 119228, Singapore
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(8), 1462; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16081462
Received: 21 March 2019 / Revised: 18 April 2019 / Accepted: 20 April 2019 / Published: 24 April 2019
Road traffic injuries (RTIs) cause a substantial disease burden in Vietnam. Evaluating health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among patients having a diversity of RTIs informs an integral part of treatment effectiveness. This study aims to examine HRQOL of patients suffering different RTIs in Vietnam’s urban areas. A cross-sectional study was conducted on 408 patients from October to December 2018 in six hospitals in Thai Binh. The EuroQol-5 dimensions-5 levels (EQ-5D-5L) and visual analog scale (VAS) were used to assess the HRQOL of patients. Multivariable Tobit regression was applied to measure the difference of HRQOL among different kinds of injuries. The mean EQ-5D-5L and VAS score was 0.40–0.66, respectively. Mean EQ-5D-5L index was lowest in patients with oral and facial injuries (0.22) and fracture injuries (0.23), while patients having hand injuries had the highest EQ-5D-5L index (0.54). EQ-5D-5L index had a negative association with oral, facial, and fracture injuries. Meanwhile, patients with brain, fracture, and multiple injuries tended to have lower VAS score. Poor HRQOL among patients injured in road traffic were observed. Pain management, early rehabilitation, and mental health counseling services should be considered during treatment time, especially among those having the brain, oral and facial trauma, fracture, and multiple injuries. View Full-Text
Keywords: road traffic injuries; quality of life; Vietnam road traffic injuries; quality of life; Vietnam
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Vu, H.M.; Dang, A.K.; Tran, T.T.; Vu, G.T.; Truong, N.T.; Nguyen, C.T.; Doan, A.V.; Pham, K.T.H.; Tran, T.H.; Tran, B.X.; Latkin, C.A.; Ho, C.S.; Ho, R.C. Health-Related Quality of Life Profiles among Patients with Different Road Traffic Injuries in an Urban Setting of Vietnam. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 1462.

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