Early Risk and Resiliency Factors Predict Chronic Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Caregivers of Patients Admitted to a Neuroscience ICU.

@article{Choi2018EarlyRA,
  title={Early Risk and Resiliency Factors Predict Chronic Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Caregivers of Patients Admitted to a Neuroscience ICU.},
  author={Karmel W Choi and Kelly M Shaffer and Emily L Zale and Christopher J Funes and Karestan C Koenen and Tara M. Tehan and Jonathan Rosand and Ana-Maria Vranceanu},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2018},
  volume={46 5},
  pages={
          713-719
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Informal caregivers-that is, close family and friends providing unpaid emotional or instrumental care-of patients admitted to ICUs are at risk for posttraumatic stress disorder. As a first step toward developing interventions to prevent posttraumatic stress disorder in ICU caregivers, we examined the predictive validity of psychosocial risk screening during admission for caregiver posttraumatic stress disorder at 3 and 6 months post hospitalization. DESIGN An observational… CONTINUE READING
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