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Delusional memories from the intensive care unit - experienced by patients with physical trauma

Författare och institution:
Mona Ringdal (Institutionen för vårdvetenskap och hälsa); Lotta Johansson (-); Dag Lundberg (-); Ingegerd Bergbom (Institutionen för vårdvetenskap och hälsa)
Publicerad i:
Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, 22 ( 6 ) s. 346-354
ISSN:
0964-3397
Publikationstyp:
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Publiceringsår:
2006
Språk:
engelska
Fulltextlänk:
Sammanfattning (abstract):
During and after intensive care unit (ICU) stays some patients report unreal experiences or so called delusional memories, which can be a source of distress. The aims of this study were: to describe trauma patients' memories of their stay in the ICU, factors that may influence delusional memories, problems experienced after discharge from the ICU and the patients' return to work. In this multi-centre study, 239 trauma patients filled in a self-administered questionnaire (ICUM tool) 6-18 months after their ICU stay. Clinical data were obtained from patient records. Fifteen percent of the respondents had no memory whatsoever of the ICU. Factual memories such as visits by family members were recalled by 83%. Delusional memories were reported by 26%, nightmares being the most common. These patients' also had more memories of pain, fear and panic. Significant factors associated with delusional memories were age <50 year, ICU stay >/=3 days, temperature >/=38 degrees C, S-Haemaglobin
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP
Nyckelord:
Intensive care unit; Memory; Physical trauma; Delusional memories
Postens nummer:
35313
Posten skapad:
2006-12-15 18:48
Posten ändrad:
2016-04-29 16:43

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