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Factors related to the emotional responses of intubated patients to being unable to speak.
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PMID:  9713716     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the study was to examine the relationships among the intensity of intubated patients' negative emotional responses to being unable to speak and selected personal and situational variables. DESIGN: Prospective correlational. SETTING: Four intensive care units in a midwestern, university-affiliated medical center. PATIENTS: A convenience sample of 48 patients intubated for 24 or more hours, alert and oriented to person, place, and situation. OUTCOME MEASURES: Emotional responses (anger and worry/fear) to being unable to speak. RESULTS: Multiple regression showed that self-esteem, severity of illness, difficulty with communication, and the number of days intubated at data collection were significantly associated with patients' emotional responses. CONCLUSIONS: Results from this study extend prior research and support the need for nurses to facilitate communication and to support self-esteem in patients receiving ventilatory assistance, particularly in the early days of intubation. Implications for future research are discussed.
L K Menzel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart & lung : the journal of critical care     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0147-9563     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Lung     Publication Date:    1998 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-10-27     Completed Date:  1998-10-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330057     Medline TA:  Heart Lung     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  245-52     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 53024, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Attitude to Health*
Communication Barriers*
Intubation, Intratracheal / nursing,  psychology*
Length of Stay / statistics & numerical data
Middle Aged
Models, Psychological
Nursing Methodology Research
Prospective Studies
Regression Analysis
Self Concept
Severity of Illness Index

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