Fatigue One Year After ICU Discharge

U

Università degli Studi di Ferrara

Status

Completed

Conditions

Fatigue

Treatments

Other: Questionnaire

Study type

Observational

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT02684877
fatigue

Details and patient eligibility

About

The investigators contacted consecutive adult patients admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) and mechanically ventilated for at least 72 hours to invite them to an interview at hospital. The investigators administered Mini Mental Status Examination, Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy scale for Fatigue (Facit- F) and Short form 36 questionnaires to the consenting patients.

Full description

Fatigue is one of the most commonly symptoms reported by patients. There are many causes of pathological fatigue including mental and physical, both neurological (central and peripheral) and non-neurological diseases. Among the last ones, cancer, infections and drugs are factors associated with fatigue, although the mechanism of how non-neurological diseases cause fatigue is not clear. Evidence exists to suggest that patients who have been critically ill continue to face a multitude of physical, psychological and social difficulties in the long term after discharge. As far as fatigue is concerned, greater than 50% of Intensive Care Unit survivors overall reported lowered energy levels and fatigue in the first year after discharge.

Enrollment

56 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • aged > 18 years
  • able to co-operate at the time of ICU discharge
  • requiring mechanical ventilation for at least 72 hours
  • residents less than 30 km from the hospital

Exclusion criteria

  • preexisting cognitive deficits
  • pre-existing psychotic illness
  • admitted for anoxic brain injury
  • residents more than 30 km from the hospital

Trial design

56 participants in 1 patient group

Intensive care survivors
Description:
Observational study
Treatment:
Other: Questionnaire

Trial contacts and locations

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