TITLE

Psychological Distress Decreased When Families Completed Daily ICU Diary

AUTHOR(S)
Hoffman, Leslie A.
PUB. DATE
December 2012
SOURCE
Critical Care Alert;Dec2012, Vol. 20 Issue 9, p68
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article mentions a study conducted by C. Jones and colleagues, which revealed that provision of an intensive care unit (ICU) diary written to the family members during their family member's ICU admission lowered the levels of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It comments on the limitations of the study, as, intervening events that took place in the phase stationed between the ICU discharge and reporting of the benefits, could be responsible for the change in the small-sized sample.
ACCESSION #
83734974

 

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