Assessment of patients' experience of discomforts during respirator therapy.

@article{BergbomEngberg1989AssessmentOP,
  title={Assessment of patients' experience of discomforts during respirator therapy.},
  author={I Bergbom-Engberg and Hengo Haljam{\"a}e},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={1989},
  volume={17 10},
  pages={1068-72}
}
Patients (n = 158) who had been respirator-treated and who could remember the treatment were retrospectively (after greater than 2 months) interviewed about their experiences. Of all patients, 47% had felt anxiety and/or fear during the treatment. These feelings were intimately related to the experience of agony/panic (p less than .001) and insecurity (p less than .001). Inability to talk and communicate was found to be the dominating reason (p less than .001) for evoking such feelings and also… CONTINUE READING

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