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Family Satisfaction in the Intensive Care Unit - a Multicentre Assessment (Swiss-BEAN)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
University Hospital Inselspital, Berne Identifier:
First received: April 27, 2009
Last updated: November 19, 2009
Last verified: November 2009

The primary aim of the present study is to assess satisfaction in a large sample of next of kin in Swiss-German ICUs.

Secondary aims are to test the hypothesis that family satisfaction is related to ICU structure and process and to factors related to patients and next of kin. Further, the hypothesis will be tested that proxy assessment is possible, i.e. next of kin rate satisfaction with care similar to patients.

Critical Illness

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Family Satisfaction in the Intensive Care Unit - a Multicentre Assessment

Further study details as provided by University Hospital Inselspital, Berne:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To assess satisfaction in Swiss-German ICUs

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To test the hypothesis that family satisfaction is related to ICU structure and process To test the hypothesis that proxy assessment is possible

Enrollment: 1200
Study Start Date: April 2007
Study Completion Date: December 2007
Primary Completion Date: December 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Next of kin of patients cared for in one of the 42 ICU's located in german-speaking Switzerland (ICU recognized by Swiss Society of Intensive Care Medicine).

Inclusion Criteria:

  • family members of patients staying for > 48 hours in an ICU

Exclusion Criteria:

  • lack of consent,
  • insufficient knowledge of German language
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00890513

Department of Intenisve Care Medicine, Inselspital
Bern, BE, Switzerland, CH-3010
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital Inselspital, Berne
Principal Investigator: Hans U Rothen, MD PhD Bern University Hospital, University of Bern-Switzerland
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Rothen Hans Ulrich, Department of Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Bern, Switzerland Identifier: NCT00890513     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KEK_180/06
Study First Received: April 27, 2009
Last Updated: November 19, 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Critical Illness
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes processed this record on May 24, 2017