A Study to Identify Discomforts Among Intensive Care Unit Patients

Overview

About this study

The primary purpose of this study is to assess and describe the contributing sources of discomfort(s) experienced by ICU patients utilizing the Discomforts Perceived by ICU Patients instrument, a modified version of the Inconforts des Patients de REAnimation questionnaire (IPREA).

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. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • English s.peaking
  • Willing and able to communicate and participate.
  • ≥ 18 Years of Age.
  • Admitted to one of the ICUs described in the Setting section.
  • ICU admission > 24 hours.
  • CAM-ICU negative (delirium absent), RASS 0 (calm and cooperative) as documented by the patient-care nurse during the most recent documented assessment that calendar day.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-English speaking.
  • Not willing to communicate or participate.
  • < 18 years of age.
  • CAM-ICU positive (delirium present) or RASS other than 0 (Not calm and cooperative) as documented by the patient-care nurse during the most recent documented assessment that calendar day.
  • Not admitted to one of the ICUs described in the Setting section.
  • ICU admission < 24 hours.
  • Documented as a threatening/verbal abuse.
  • Documented cognition or communication problems (i.e., admission for treatment of active substance abuse/withdrawal, codependence, Traumatic Brain Injury,  developmental delay, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia).
  • Prisoners.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Linda Chlan, Ph.D., R.N.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Linda Chlan Ph.D., R.N.

(507)255-7859

Chlan.Linda@mayo.edu

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Study Results Summary

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CLS-20469381

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