Impact of an ICU Diary on the Well-being of Patients and Families. A Prospective Multicenter Mixed Study

2015-08-13 18:42:37 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this study is to assess the influence of an ICU diary implemented during the ICU stay on the psychological well-being of patients and families after ICU discharge.


Implementation of an ICU diary in a randomized design in 26 ICUs in France The ICU diary contains entries from staff and families or relatives

Quantitative description of psychological well-being of the patients and families or relatives are evaluated 3 months after ICU discharge

Qualitative evaluation of how the patient uses the diary is scheduled by a phone interview 6 months after ICU discharge.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention


Stress Disorders Post Traumatic


ICU diary


Not yet recruiting


Groupe Hospitalier Paris Saint Joseph

Results (where available)

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