Clinical Trial

ICU Experience Among Family Members of ICU Patients

Study Description

ICU Experience Among Family Members of ICU Patients

The ICU is a stressful and challenging place for patients and their families. Many family members experience anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder during and after their ICU experience. The investigators are studying post-traumatic growth in this study. Post-traumatic growth (PTG) is a set of positive changes that occurs after a challenging or difficult life experience. This study investigates the effects of expressive writing on positive changes that occur after a difficult experience. PTG will be compared between the intervention group receiving the expressive writing intervention and the control group (non-expressive or fact based writing).

Location

Locations Selected Location

Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Behavioral - Expressive writing

Brief expressive writing intervention

Behavioral - Control writing

Brief fact-based writing exercise.

Additional Information

Official Study Title

ICU Experience Among Family Members of ICU Patients

Clinical Trial ID

NCT02940028

ParticipAid ID

Qe1zma