Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Anxiety, Depression, and Post-Traumatic Stress in Substitute Decision-Makers of Patients in the Intensive Care Unit

@inproceedings{Smith2016PrevalenceOA,
  title={Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Anxiety, Depression, and Post-Traumatic Stress in Substitute Decision-Makers of Patients in the Intensive Care Unit},
  author={Orla M Smith},
  year={2016}
}
Background: Most intensive care units (ICU) patients are incapable of participating in decision-making. Substitute decision-makers (SDMs) generally assume decision-making responsibility yet may vary in preferred level of involvement. Role incongruence refers to discordance between preferred and actual role in decision-making. Role preferences and incongruence may be associated with psychological symptoms (anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress) after ICU. Purpose: The primary objective… CONTINUE READING

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