A Study of a Psychotherapeutic Approach Applied to Those Who are Critically Ill to Provide Patients with Psychological Support


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  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 17-008755
    NCT ID: NCT03736954
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 17-008755

About this study

The objective of this project is to refine and test a behavioral intervention to be administered in parallel with medical treatment in the ICU.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Intubated adults (age >18) admitted to the ICU and expected to stay >48 hours.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • History of dementia, mental retardation, suicide attempt, psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, acute alcohol/substance intoxication or withdrawal, severe metabolic encephalopathy 
  • Patients on comfort care 
  • Patients not expected to survive the hospital stay or non-English speaking.


Participating Mayo Clinic locations

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Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Lioudmila Karnatovskaia, M.D.

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Contact information:

Lioudmila Karnatovskaia M.D.




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