Precipitants of post-traumatic stress disorder following intensive care: a hypothesis generating study of diversity in care
2007 (English)In: Intensive Care Medicine, ISSN 0342-4642, E-ISSN 1432-1238, Vol. 33, no 6, 978-85 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The development of PTSD following critical illness is associated with a number of different precipitating factors that are in part related to how patients are cared for within intensive care. This study raises the hypothesis that the impact of care within the ICU has an impact on subsequent psychological morbidity and therefore must be assessed in future studies looking at the way patients are sedated in the ICU and how physical restraint is used.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 33, no 6, 978-85 p.
ICU · Critical illness · Delusional memories · Physical restraint · PTSD
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-70480DOI: 10.1007/s00134-007-0600-8PubMedID: 17384929OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-70480DiVA: diva2:439845