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Follow up after intensive care treatment (completed)

This Project investigates the effect of an individually adjusted follow up-program for ICU patients after discharge from ICU and hospital.

About the project

This is a prospective randomized controlled trail.

Before the trial a pilot study, to test the intervention,  including  five  patients, will be conducted. These patients will be interviewed about their experiences with participating in the intervention and satisfaction with follow up. The follow up program will be adjusted based on the patients’ feedback. The trial will include 180 patients.

Background

In order to help the former intensive care patient to achieve a life with less physical and mental complaints some intensive care units (ICUs), particularly in Great Britain, have commenced follow up in out patient clinics after discharge from hospital, but there is sparse evidence of the effectiveness of this intervention.

Objectives

To investigate the effect of an individually adjusted follow up-program for ICU patients after discharge from ICU and hospital.

Outcomes

Sense of coherence, health related quality of life, emotional distress and pain, hope and return to work . These will be measured one year after discharge from Hospital.

Cooperation

This project represents interdisciplinary research with both nurses and doctors in the project group. Collaboration with a Swedish researcher has been started and there might be included patients from Karolinska University hospital in Solna.

External participants

This project represents interdisciplinary research with both nurses and doctors in the project group. Collaboration with a Swedish researcher has been started and there might be included patients from Karolinska University hospital in Solna.

Project start and finish

Data collection started in 2014

Published Feb. 4, 2014 2:10 PM - Last modified July 27, 2016 2:10 PM

Contact

Participants

  • Kirsti Tøien
  • Inger Schou Bredal
  • Tone Rustøen
  • Øivind Ekeberg
  • Dr Med Hilde Myhren, Oslo University Hospital
  • Post.doc Laila Skogstad, Oslo University Hospital
Detailed list of participants