Psychological Distress Decreased When Families Completed Daily ICU Diary

Hoffman, Leslie A.
December 2012
Critical Care Alert;Dec2012, Vol. 20 Issue 9, p68
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.


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