Quality of life before and after intensive care.

@article{Cuthbertson2005QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life before and after intensive care.},
  author={Brian H. Cuthbertson and Jennifer L. Scott and Mary C Strachan and Mary M. Kilonzo and Luke Vale},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={2005},
  volume={60 4},
  pages={332-9}
}
Quality of life is often thought to be poor before and after intensive care unit admission. The aim of this study was to investigate changes in quality of life before and after intensive care. A prospective cohort study of 300 consecutive patients admitted to intensive care was performed in a Scottish Teaching Hospital. Quality of life was assessed premorbidly and 3, 6 and 12 months after intensive care admission for surviving patients using SF-36 as well as EQ-5D scores at 12 months. The… CONTINUE READING