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Risk factors for the deterioration of quality of life in critical trauma patients. Assessment at 6 and 12 months after discharge from the intensive care unit.
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PMID:  23306607     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate factors influencing the deterioration of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in trauma patients admitted to an ICU. DESIGN: A prospective observational study was carried out. SETTING: The combined medical/surgical ICU in a university secondary hospital with 24-hour neurosurgery service. PATIENTS: Trauma patients admitted to the ICU during a two-year period. HRQoL assessment prior to admission to the ICU, and at 6 and 12 months after discharge. MAIN VARIABLES: Demographic variables, type and severity of injury (AIS), severity (APACHE II, ISS, TRISS), length of stay, procedures, mortality and HRQoL according to the SF-36 and EQ-5D. RESULTS: We completed the monitoring of 110 patients that showed significant impairment of their HRQoL in all the dimensions assessed. According to the SF-36, physical role was more deteriorated at 12 months, but the mental component decreased more than the physical component after 6 months. The VAS scale of the EQ-5D decreased to 55 at 6 months (19) and increased to 66 at 12 months (17). In the multiple logistic regression analysis, the variables associated with poorer HRQoL were age > 45 years, TRISS > 10, previous porer quality of life, and serious injuries in the extremities. CONCLUSIONS: Patients showed marked deterioration of their HRQoL at 6 months, followed by overall improvement at 12 months, though without reaching their previous state. The factors that determine poorer quality of life include age, severity, previous HRQoL, and severe injuries in the extremities.
L Serviá Goixart; M Badia Castelló; N Montserrat Ortiz; G Bello Rodriguez; E Vicario Izquierdo; J Vilanova Corselles; J Trujillano Cabello
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicina intensiva / Sociedad Espanola de Medicina Intensiva y Unidades Coronarias     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1578-6749     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Intensiva     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9207689     Medline TA:  Med Intensiva     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG; SPA     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier España, S.L. y SEMICYUC. All rights reserved.
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Vernacular Title:
Factores de riesgo de deterioro de calidad de vida en pacientes traumáticos críticos. Valoración a los 6 y 12 meses del alta de la unidad de cuidados intensivos.
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