Forskning
Udskriv Udskriv
Switch language
Region Hovedstaden - en del af Københavns Universitetshospital
Udgivet

The effect of diaries written by relatives for intensive care patients on posttraumatic stress (DRIP study): protocol for a randomized controlled trial and mixed methods study

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

DOI

  1. What relatives of older medical patients want us to know - a mixed-methods study

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  2. Nursing staffs self-perceived outcome from a rehabilitation 24/7 educational programme - a mixed-methods study in stroke care

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  3. Manoeuvring along the edge of breathlessness: an ethnographic case study of two nurses

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  4. Organizing workplace health literacy to reduce musculoskeletal pain and consequences

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  5. Perioperative nursing in public university hospitals: an ethnography

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  1. Risk factors for long-term cognitive impairment in ICU survivors: A multicenter, prospective cohort study

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  2. Danish general practitioners' management of patients with COPD: a nationwide survey

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  4. Mortality and HRQoL in ICU patients with delirium: Protocol for 1-year follow-up of AID-ICU trial

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

Vis graf over relationer

Background: Critically ill patients and their relatives have complex needs for support during their stay in the intensive care unit (ICU) and the post-ICU rehabilitation period. Diaries written by nurses have proven beneficial for patients and relatives, preventing post-traumatic stress, anxiety and depression and helping patients and families find meaning. Actively involving relatives in writing a diary for critically ill patients is a new approach to helping relatives and patients cope; however, research is limited.The aim of this study is to test the hypothesis that a diary written by a close relative of a critically ill patient will reduce the risk of developing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the patient and relatives at 3 months post-ICU. Furthermore, the aim is to explore the perceptions and use of the diary and describe the diary content and structure.

Method: The intervention consists of a hard-cover notebook that will be given to a close relative to write a diary for the critically ill patient while in the ICU. Guidance will be offered by ICU nurses on how to author the diary. The effect of the intervention will be tested in a two-arm, single-blind, randomized controlled trial, which aims to include 100 patient/relative pairs in each group. The primary outcome studied is symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTSS-14). Secondary outcomes are scores on anxiety and depression (HADS) and the Medical Outcomes Study Questionnaire Short Form 36 (SF-36). The narrative structure and content of the diary as well as its use will be explored in two qualitative studies.

Discussion: The results of this study will inform ICU nurses about the effects, strengths and limitations of prompting relatives to author a diary for the patient. This will allow the diary intervention to be tailored to the individual needs of patients and relatives.

Trial registration: NCT02357680. Registered September 3, 2015.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftBMC Nursing
Vol/bind17
Sider (fra-til)37
ISSN1472-6955
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2018

ID: 56236422