Web-based Follow-up to Former ICU Patients

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • End date
    Jan 7, 2023
  • participants needed
    330
  • sponsor
    Uppsala University
Updated on 24 January 2021

Summary

This study evaluates if a web-based 1-year programme is a useful method for follow-up intensive care survivors with short ICU-stay. Half of the participants are randomized into receiving the web-based follow-up while the other half will receive no follow-up.

Description

It is not uncommon for Intensive care survivors to have persisting, psychiatric, cognitive and physical impairments long time after the critical illness occurred. Today, nurse-led follow-up is used but the main focus is on patients with a ICU-stay for at least three days. This study evaluates ICU-survivors with a maximum ICU-stay for 72 hours.

Participants are randomized to the web-based one year follow-up programme and no follow-up. Both group receive questionnaire 2, 6 and 12 month after the end of their intensive care stay.

The web-based follow-up programme includes, short lectures that describes the intensive care e.g. hallucinations, memory loss and delirium. The programme also include short films that shows the medical equipment and how and why its used. Regular contact with ICU-nurse to discuss any upcoming problems.

Details
Condition Post Intensive Care Unit Syndrome
Treatment Web-based follow-up programme., No follow-up
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04317144
SponsorUppsala University
Last Modified on24 January 2021

Eligibility

Yes No Not Sure

Inclusion Criteria

years of age
Treated at the ICU under the time of the study
Have a Bank-id (which is needed to log in to the website.)

Exclusion Criteria

Institutionalized due to severe cognitive deficit
Does not communicate in the Swedish language
Patient is moved from other ICU to ICU where study is being held
Patient is sent to another ICU from ICU where study is being held
No home address
Patient decline to participate in study
Patient is receiving psychiatric specialist care post-icu e.g. high suicide risk
Patient is receiving ICU-treatment due to violence and is under on-going police-investigation
Palliative care
Patient receiving in-hospital care for more than 4 weeks in a row (except patient who is cared for in physical rehab-clinic at the hospital)
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