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Reprint of Recovery Programme for ICU Survivors Has No Effect on Relatives’ Quality of Life

Reprint of Recovery Programme for ICU Survivors Has No Effect on Relatives’ Quality of Life

The recovery programme intended for intensive care survivors did not have an effect on the relatives. Future recovery programmes should be targeted to help both patient and family, and future research should be conducted on a larger scale to make conclusions with higher probability. No difference in HRQOL between groups was observed at 12 months (mean difference in mental component summary score, 1.35 [CI 95%: −3.13; 5.82], p = 0.55; and physical component summery score, 1.86 [CI 95%: −1.88; 5.59], p = 0.33). No differences were found in secondary outcomes. Primary outcome: health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Secondary outcomes: Sense of coherence (SOC), and symptoms of anxiety, depression and posttraumatic stress, compared to standard care at 12 months after intensive care discharge.

CriticalCare.news
December 4, 2018