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Fatigue in intensive care survivors one year after discharge

Overview of attention for article published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, October 2016
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Title
Fatigue in intensive care survivors one year after discharge
Published in
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, October 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12955-016-0554-z
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Savino Spadaro, Maurizia Capuzzo, Giorgia Valpiani, Sara Bertacchini, Riccardo Ragazzi, Francesca Dalla Corte, Simona Terranova, Elisabetta Marangoni, Carlo Alberto Volta

Abstract

Fatigue has not been investigated in long-term Intensive Care Unit (ICU) survivors. This study aimed to assess fatigue through a specific instrument, namely the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy Fatigue (FACIT-F) scale, in ICU survivors one year after hospital discharge. A secondary aim was to compare the findings of FACIT-F with those of the Vitality domain (VT) of the 36-item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36). This prospective cohort study was performed on 56 adult patients with a Length Of Stay (LOS) in ICU longer than 72 h. At one year after hospital discharge, FACIT-F and SF-36 questionnaires were administered to consenting patients by direct interview. FACIT-F was measured as raw (range 0-52), and FACIT-F-trans value (range 0-100). Past medical history, and demographic and clinical ICU-related variables were collected. The patients' median age was 67.5, Simplified Acute Physiology Score II 31, and LOS in ICU 5 days. The median raw FACIT-F of the patients was 41, and Cronbach's α was 0.937. The correlation coefficient between FACIT-F-trans and VT of SF-36 was 0.660 (p < 0.001). Both FACIT-F and VT were related to dyspnoea scale (p = 0.01). A Bland-Altman plot of VT vs FACIT-F-trans showed a bias of -0.8 with 95 % limits of agreement from 35.7 to -34.1. The linear regression between differences and means was 0.639, suggesting a significant proportional bias. The 13-item FACIT-F questionnaire is valid to assess fatigue of long-term ICU survivors. VT of SF-36 relates to FACIT-F, but consists of only four items assessing two positive and two negative aspects. FACIT-F grasps the negative aspects of fatigue better than VT. Specific tools assess specific conditions better that general tools. ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT02684877 .

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 62 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 21%
Student > Bachelor 8 13%
Researcher 7 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 8%
Professor 4 6%
Other 10 16%
Unknown 15 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 19 31%
Medicine and Dentistry 17 27%
Social Sciences 4 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 2%
Other 5 8%
Unknown 14 23%

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#11,778,653
of 15,442,255 outputs
Outputs from Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
#1,049
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#197,387
of 294,721 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
#62
of 156 outputs
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