Objective analysis of patient diaries used in an intensive care unit (ICU) in a London teaching hospital

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Methods 31 patient diaries for admissions longer than 72 hours were included in the study. Patients with more than 1 ICU stay during their hospital admission were included independently. Diaries were handwritten by nurses and electronically transcribed, the analysis framework follows a previous ICU study documented in the literature [2]. Each diary was divided and coded into three phases, crisis phase (days 1-5), turning point phase (days 6-10) and normalisation phase (>10 days) and individual characteristics, overall structure and diary entries were coded and analysed independently.

DOI: 10.1186/2197-425X-3-S1-A719

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@inproceedings{Tung2015ObjectiveAO, title={Objective analysis of patient diaries used in an intensive care unit (ICU) in a London teaching hospital}, author={H Tung and N Nordin and Trudi L Edginton and Marcela P. Vizcaychipi}, booktitle={Intensive care medicine experimental}, year={2015} }