Patterns of depressive symptoms in caregivers of mechanically ventilated critically ill adults from intensive care unit admission to 2 months postintensive care unit discharge: a pilot study.

@article{Choi2012PatternsOD,
  title={Patterns of depressive symptoms in caregivers of mechanically ventilated critically ill adults from intensive care unit admission to 2 months postintensive care unit discharge: a pilot study.},
  author={Jiyeon Choi and Paula R. Sherwood and Richard Schulz and Dianxu Ren and Michael P. Donahoe and Barbara Given and Leslie A Hoffman},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={40 5},
  pages={1546-53}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine trajectories of depressive symptoms in caregivers of critically ill adults from intensive care unit admission to 2 months postintensive care unit discharge and explore patient and caregiver characteristics associated with differing trajectories. DESIGN Longitudinal descriptive study. SETTING Medical intensive care unit in a tertiary university hospital. SUBJECTS Fifty caregivers and 47 patients on mechanical ventilation for ≥4 days. INTERVENTIONS None… CONTINUE READING
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