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ICU Patient and Family Comfort Study

2014-07-24 14:15:08 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to evaluate family-led interventions for Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients' symptoms (i.e., pain and thirst) that will involve ICU patients' family members in the non-pharmacological management of these symptoms. This family involvement may help to ameliorate not only patients' symptoms but also the families' symptoms and promote family satisfaction with ICU care.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Pain

Intervention

mouth care, pain intervention

Location

U.C. San Francisco
San Francisco
California
United States
94143-0610

Status

Completed

Source

University of California, San Francisco

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:15:08-0400

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