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A Communication Strategy for Families of Patients Dying in the ICU

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00331877
Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : May 31, 2006
Last Update Posted : May 31, 2006
Information provided by:
Famirea Study Group

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE May 30, 2006
First Posted Date  ICMJE May 31, 2006
Last Update Posted Date May 31, 2006
Study Start Date  ICMJE May 2005
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: May 30, 2006)
symptoms related to posttraumatic stress disorder
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Change History No Changes Posted
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: May 30, 2006)
symptoms of anxiety and depression
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE A Communication Strategy for Families of Patients Dying in the ICU
Official Title  ICMJE A Proactive Communication Strategy for Family Members of Patients Dying in the ICU: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial
Brief Summary Decisions to limit life sustaining treatments are made for most patients dying in the ICU, usually with input from the family. The well-being of the family may be jeopardized by involvement in the decision-making process and bereavement. We evaluated the ability of a proactive communication strategy (family conference and providing family members with a bereavement information leaflet) designed to improve family well-being.
Detailed Description Not Provided
Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Not Applicable
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
Condition  ICMJE Family of Dying Patient in the ICU
Intervention  ICMJE Procedure: family conference with bereavement information leaflet
Study Arms  ICMJE Not Provided
Publications * Lautrette A, Darmon M, Megarbane B, Joly LM, Chevret S, Adrie C, Barnoud D, Bleichner G, Bruel C, Choukroun G, Curtis JR, Fieux F, Galliot R, Garrouste-Orgeas M, Georges H, Goldgran-Toledano D, Jourdain M, Loubert G, Reignier J, Saidi F, Souweine B, Vincent F, Barnes NK, Pochard F, Schlemmer B, Azoulay E. A communication strategy and brochure for relatives of patients dying in the ICU. N Engl J Med. 2007 Feb 1;356(5):469-78. Erratum in: N Engl J Med. 2007 Jul 12;357(2):203.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Terminated
Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: May 30, 2006)
Original Enrollment  ICMJE Same as current
Study Completion Date  ICMJE January 2006
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • family of dying patient

Exclusion Criteria:

  • family having no enough knowledge of French to respond to telephone interview
  • patient alive on day 90
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE Not Provided
Removed Location Countries  
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT00331877
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE famirea VIII
Has Data Monitoring Committee Not Provided
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Current Responsible Party Not Provided
Original Responsible Party Same as current
Current Study Sponsor  ICMJE Famirea Study Group
Original Study Sponsor  ICMJE Same as current
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE
Study Director: Elie Azoulay, Md, PhD Famirea Study Group
PRS Account Famirea Study Group
Verification Date May 2006

ICMJE     Data element required by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors and the World Health Organization ICTRP