Sepsis patients do not differ in health-related quality of life compared with other ICU patients
2013 (English)In: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-5172, E-ISSN 1399-6576, Vol. 57, no 9, 1201-1205 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Introduction less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanThe aim of the present multicentre study is to assess health-related quality of life in patients with community-acquired sepsis, severe sepsis, or septic shock (CAS) 6 months after discharge from the intensive care unit (ICU) and to compare the health-related quality of life of the ICU survivors with CAS with ICU survivors with other ICU diagnoses. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanMethods less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanProspective, multicentre study in nine combined medical and surgical ICUs in Portugal. Health-related quality of life was assessed 6 months after ICU stay, using EuroQol-5D (EQ-5D) mailed to patients. ICU-related factors were obtained from the local ICU database and the local database for the SACiUCI follow-up study. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanResults less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanA total of 313 (52%) surviving patients answered the questionnaire, and of these 91 (29%) were admitted for CAS. There were no significant differences in health-related quality of life between the two study groups. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanConclusion less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanPatients admitted to ICU for CAS did not perceived different health-related quality of life compared with ICU patients admitted for other diagnoses.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell , 2013. Vol. 57, no 9, 1201-1205 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-101389DOI: 10.1111/aas.12164ISI: 000324320200016OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-101389DiVA: diva2:666309
Funding Agencies|Australian National Health and Medical Research Council|402764|Fundacao para a Ciencia e Tecnologia|PIC/IC/83312/2007|2013-11-222013-11-212013-11-22