Psychological Support Via MP3 Recordings


About this study

The purpose of this study is to assess the use of an audio recording containing positive suggestion as a means to provide needed psychological support to critically ill patients in a feasible and reliable manner.


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:

  • Critically ill adults (age ≥ 18 years old).
  • Patients in acute respiratory failure (ARF) and/or requiring vasopressors admitted to the ICU and expected to stay > 48 hours.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of dementia.
  • Mental retardation.
  • Attempted suicide.
  • 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.
  • Patients with hearing impairment.
  • Non-English speaking patients.

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

Lioudmila Karnatovskaia, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Lioudmila Karnatovskaia M.D.

(904) 953-2000

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