BASELINE STUDIES

Objective:

  • To obtain evidence that will contribute to an understanding of acute and chronic respiratory disease and smoking practices among patients presenting to health facilities.

  • To evaluate the current approaches to management of chronic lung disease and smoking within the health system.

Study design: 

This is a a prospective cohort study performed among patients with respiratory symptoms, or current smoking, presenting to selected health facilities.

Study location:

Hanoi, Thanh Hoa, Ho Chi Minh City and Ca Mau

Study period:

From October 2017 until now.

Overall, over 1000 patients with respiratory symptoms and over 1000 patients who are current smokers will be recruited in the study.

Evidence from V-CAPS 1 will provide evidence for Phase 3 of V-CAPS Study.

V-CAPS 1

Prospective cohort study of patients presenting with respiratory symptoms

V-CAPS 1 Study

Prospective cohort study of patients presenting with respiratory symptoms

Objective:

​To explore the current practices and attitudes regarding tobacco control and COPD/asthma management within multiple levels of the health system.​

Study design: 

V-CAPS 2 comprises of 6 component studies including quantitative, qualitative methods and observation in order to achieve the main study objective.

Study location:

Hanoi, Thanh Hoa, Ho Chi Minh City and Ca Mau

Study period:

From October 2017 until now.

V-CAPS 2

Qualitative and quantitative evaluation of barriers to COPD, asthma management.

Survey of health facilities

V-CAPS 1 Study

Prospective cohort study of patients presenting with respiratory symptoms

Objective:

To find out the gaps and obstacles in implementing the integrated health sector interventions to combat COPD and asthma in Vietnam.

Specific objectives are all set based on WHO Health System Framework.

Study design:

Document review and in-depth interviews with key informants. 

Study period:

From August 2017 to February 2018

Health System Analysis

Objective:

To assess the effectiveness of interventions for smoking cessation within healthcare settings at middle and low income countries.

Study method:

Systematic review and meta-analysis on the effectiveness of smoking cessation interventions implemented within healthcare settings, focused on low-middle income countries.

Study period:

From December 2017 to June 2018. Search was undertaken on December 2017.

Systematic Review & Meta-analysis

Interventions for smoking cessation in resource-limited health settings

Objectives:

  • To characterise the COPD cascade of care through a systematic review of the published literature on COPD diagnosis, engagement in care and treatment adherence, looking at all populations.

  • To identify factors associated with patient fall out at each step of the COPD care cascade.

  • To identify gaps in the literature describing the COPD care pathway.

Study method:

This is a systematic review

Study period:

From October 2017 to June 2018. Search was undertaken on October 2017.

Systematic Review

The cascade of care in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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