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QUALITY OF LIFE AND SATISFACTION OF RELATIVES OF PATIENTS ADMITTED TO INTENSIVE CARE UNITS

Diogo da Rosa Viana, Luísa Brehm Santana, Karina de Oliveira Azzolin, Paula Pinheiro Berto, Juliana Petri Tavares, Cassiano Teixeira, Cristhiane de Souza Silveira

Resumo


Objective: To evaluate the satisfaction of family members of patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit and symptoms of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, and quality of life.

Method: a longitudinal study with relatives of patients in an Intensive Care Unit in southern Brazil, carried out at two points: after the patient was discharged, followed by three months, using the following instruments: FS-ICU 24, HADS, IES-6, EQ-5D-3L. The analysis was carried out using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) program.

Results: 73/100% of relatives, 58/79.5% of whom were female. Family member satisfaction was 77.42%. There was a significant difference in symptoms of depression (p=0.001), post-traumatic stress (p=0.000) and quality of life, (p=0.007) and "anxiety and depression" (p=0.009) when compared to family members. Anxiety was not significant (p=0.095).

Conclusion: Satisfaction with care was satisfactory. Those who lost their loved ones were more depressed, stressed and had worse quality of life scores, thus contributing to clinical practice.


Palavras-chave


Patient Satisfaction; Professional-Family Relations; Intensive Care Units; Patient-Centered Care.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/ce.v28i0.93169