The needs of patients with post-intensive care syndrome: A prospective, observational study.

  title={The needs of patients with post-intensive care syndrome: A prospective, observational study.},
  author={Edward Heydon and Bradley Wibrow and Angela Jacques and Ravikiran Sonawane and Matthew Harry Anstey},
  journal={Australian critical care : official journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses},
  • Edward HeydonB. Wibrow M. Anstey
  • Published 1 March 2020
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Australian critical care : official journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses

Long-term Quality of Life After Intensive Care Unit Admission (a Single-Center Observational Study)

The perception of Quality of Life is reduced after ICU discharge, and patients discharged from the ICU may benefit from specific intensive care follow-up clinics addressing their needs in term of psychological and cognitive support.

Survivorship of Patients After Long Intensive Care Stay With Exploration and Experience in a New Zealand Cohort (SPLIT ENZ): Protocol for a Mixed Methods Study

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Patients suffering from psychological impairments following critical illness are in need of information

In a Dutch cohort of critical illness survivors, a substantial part of ICU survivors suffer from psychological impairments, such as PTSD and depression, which was associated with a worse health-related quality of life (HRQoL), which supports the exploration of such an intervention.

Post-intensive care syndrome: A concept analysis.

Experience of Post-ICU Syndrome in Critical Disease Survivors

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A Call for the World Health Organization to Create International Classification of Disease Diagnostic Codes for Post‐Intensive Care Syndrome in the Age of COVID‐19

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Cognitive function and health‐related quality of life 1 year after acute brain injury: An observational study

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Virtual Reality Tailored to the Needs of Post-ICU Patients: A Safety and Immersiveness Study in Healthy Volunteers

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Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation

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Co-Occurrence of Post-Intensive Care Syndrome Problems Among 406 Survivors of Critical Illness*

In this multicenter cohort study, one or more post-intensive care syndrome problems were present in the majority of survivors, but co-occurring problems werePresent in only one out of four survivors.

Delirium as a predictor of long-term cognitive impairment in survivors of critical illness

In this study of mechanically ventilated medical intensive care unit patients, duration of delirium was independently associated with long-term cognitive impairment, a common public health problem amongintensive care unit survivors.

Follow-up services for improving long-term outcomes in intensive care unit (ICU) survivors.

The effectiveness of follow-up services for ICU survivors that aim to identify and address unmet health needs related to the ICU period is assessed, finding moderate-certainty evidence from five studies that they probably make little or no difference to all-cause mortality up to 12 months after ICU discharge.

Health-related quality of life in family members of intensive care unit patients.

The SF-36 showed evidence of impaired mental health in relatives of ICU patients 90 days after discharge, suggesting better end-of-life care, psychiatric support after the ICU experience, and better conflict prevention and resolution are potential targets for improvement.

IMPOSE (IMProving Outcomes after Sepsis)—the effect of a multidisciplinary follow-up service on health-related quality of life in patients postsepsis syndromes—a double-blinded randomised controlled trial: protocol

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Long-term recovery following critical illness in an Australian cohort

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Survival, Quality of Life, and Functional Status Following Prolonged ICU Stay in Cardiac Surgical Patients: A Systematic Review

It is found consistent evidence that patients with increases in ICU length of stay beyond 48 hours have significantly increasing risk of hospital and long-term mortality.

Functional status after critical illness: agreement between patient and proxy assessments.

Proxies carefully chosen at ICU admission show high levels of inter-observer agreement with older patients when assessing current functional status at 1 month post-ICU discharge, which motivates further study of proxy assessments that could be used earlier in critical illness to assess premorbid functional status.

An exploration of social and economic outcome and associated health-related quality of life after critical illness in general intensive care unit survivors: a 12-month follow-up study

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Rehabilitation Interventions for Postintensive Care Syndrome: A Systematic Review*

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