Family Satisfaction (FS) in the Intensive Care Unit
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01449734|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 10, 2011
Results First Posted : November 11, 2013
Last Update Posted : November 11, 2013
|Condition or disease|
Family members who visit patients on the ICU (intensive care unit) are not just onlookers. They experience the process of care along with their loved ones. Increasingly, the satisfaction of family members with ICU care, decision-making and information, and their empowerment to contribute towards patient care as near relatives, is being perceived as an important aspect of the general quality of ICU care.
Family satisfaction is assessed using the 34-item FS-ICU questionnaire which was recently validated for German-speaking participants.
The aim of this pilot survey is to identify opportunities for improvement of family satisfaction.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||217 participants|
|Official Title:||Observational Study of Family Satisfaction in the Intensive Care Unit Using the German-language FS-ICU|
|Study Start Date :||April 2011|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||February 2012|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||November 2012|
- Family Satisfaction in the ICU (FS-ICU) Questionnaire- Overall Satisfaction Score [ Time Frame: From beginning of ICU stay until death or discharge of patient, whatever came first, assessed up to 2 months ]Overall satisfaction score is calculated as the mean of 24 Items concerning satisfaction with care, communication and decision-making. After transformation of Items the score has a scale reaching from 0 (highly unsatisfied) to 100 (highly satisfied).
- Patient Severity of Illness [ Time Frame: From beginning of ICU stay until death or discharge of patient, whatever came first, assessed up to 2 months ]
- Patient Length of Stay on the ICU [ Time Frame: From beginning of ICU stay until death or discharge of patient, whatever came first, assessed up to 2 months ]
- Patient Mortality [ Time Frame: From beginning of ICU stay until death or discharge of patient, whatever came first, assessed up to 2 months ]
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01449734
|Intensive Care Units of the University Hospital Jena|
|Jena, Thuringia, Germany, D-07743|
|Principal Investigator:||Christiane S Hartog, MD||Jena University Hospital, Dpt. of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine|