Quality of life in adult survivors of critical illness: A systematic review of the literature Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Critical Illness
  • Intensive Care Units
  • Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
  • Quality of Life

abstract

  • Compared with the general population, ICU survivors report lower QOL prior to ICU admission. After hospital discharge, QOL in ICU survivors improves but remains lower than general population levels. Age and severity of illness are predictors of physical functioning. This systematic review provides a general understanding of QOL following critical illness and can serve as a standard of comparison for QOL studies in specific ICU subpopulations.

publication date

  • May 2005

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s00134-005-2592-6

PubMed ID

  • 15803303

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 611

end page

  • 20

volume

  • 31

number

  • 5