[Incidence of prolonged grief disorder in relatives of patients who die during or after admission in Intensive Care Unit]. Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Death
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Time Factors

MeSH Major

  • Family
  • Grief
  • Intensive Care Units

abstract

  • To determine the incidence of «Prolonged Grief Disorder» from one year after the death of a relative admitted to the Intensive Care Unit. A cross-sectional, longitudinal follow-up study was conducted in a general ICU of a reference hospital. The relatives were evaluated approximately one year after the death using the «Consensus Criteria for Prolonged Grief Disorder» as a tool. The prevalence between the first and second years was determined. A total of 151 relatives of patients who died in ICU were included. The follow-up was carried out 22.1±5.3 months after the death. Eleven relatives (10.3%) fulfilled the «Consensus Criteria for Prolonged Grief Disorder». Of all the grieving relatives, those identified with prolonged grief disorder are the ones who most often require psychological/psychiatric support. In a sample of close relatives of patients who died in ICU, a significant minority fulfilled the criteria for «Prolonged Grief Disorder» 1-2 years after the death. This condition, which is often overlooked, and could require some kind of psychological treatment, should be taken into consideration. Copyright © 2012 Sociedad Española de Anestesiología, Reanimación y Terapéutica del Dolor. Published by Elsevier España. All rights reserved.

publication date

  • December 2012

has subject area

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Death
  • Family
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Grief
  • Humans
  • Intensive Care Units
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Time Factors

Research

keywords

  • English Abstract
  • Journal Article

Identity

Language

  • spa

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.redar.2012.06.006

PubMed ID

  • 22818955

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 535

end page

  • 541

volume

  • 59

number

  • 10