Baseline report of The Longitudinal Study of Ageing and Health in Viet Nam

The Longitudinal Study of Ageing and Health in Viet Nam (LSAHV) is the first multi-actor longitudinal study on ageing in Viet Nam with information collected from older Vietnamese people, their current and potential caregivers, and adult children. The 2018 baseline data provides comprehensive information on the health, economic status, and overall well-being of a nationally representative sample of older Vietnamese people aged 60 and above. These data will be a valuable resource for the crafting of evidence- based policies.

LSAHV is designed to (1) investigate the health status and well-being, as well as their correlates, of Vietnamese people aged 60 years and above; and (2) assess the determinants of health status and transitions in health status and overall well-being. The study is part of a comparative study of Viet Nam and the Philippines. LSAHV is funded by the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia and implemented by the Institute of Population, Health and Development (PHAD) in Ha Noi.

A total of 6050 older people aged 60 and over were interviewed in the baseline survey. Data collection was conducted at the end of 2018 and completed in May 2019. The baseline report of LSAHV has been completed and published.

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Full report: Ageing and Health in Viet Nam


Cover page




List of Tables, Figures, and Acronyms

Executive Summary

Chapter 1. Background

Chapter 2. The 2018 Longitudinal Study of Ageing and Health in Viet Nam

Chapter 3. Vietnamese Older Persons

Chapter 4. Health Status of Older People

Chapter 5. Functional Health of Older People

Chapter 6. Healthcare and Healthcare Utilisation

Chapter 7. Economic Well-being of Older People

Chapter 8. Generativity, Attitudes, and Beliefs

Chapter 9. Activities, Social Isolation, and Information Technology

Chapter 10. Services for the Older Persons

Chapter 11. Family Support and Intergenerational Exchanges

Chapter 12. Caregiving in Vietnamese Families

Chapter 13. Children of Older Persons

Chapter 14. Discussion, Conclusions, and Recommendations



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