Evaluation of an exercise rehabilitation program for patients who survive a stay in the intensive care unit
Grant number: 454717 | Funding period: 2007 - 2011
Intensive care medicine has improved survival in critically ill patients. However, international literature reports poor quality of life and physical outcomes in ICU survivors compared to people of the same age. In addition, patients who require a prolonged ICU stay consume a large amount of resources. This project is testing whether an early ICU physiotherapist-directed exercise rehabilitation program continuing until after hospital discharge will improve patient's quality of life, physical function and decrease the use of health resources compared with patients' receiving standard care. Patients in the rehabilitation group will take part in a physiotherapy exercise rehabilitation program i..View full description
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Response to physical rehabilitation and recovery trajectories following critical illness: individual participant data meta-analysis protocol.
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INTRODUCTION: The number of inconclusive physical rehabilitation randomised controlled trials for patients with critical illness i..
Construct Validity and Minimal Important Difference of 6-Minute Walk Distance in Survivors of Acute Respiratory Failure
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OBJECTIVE: The 6-min walk distance (6MWD), a widely used test of functional capacity, has limited evidence of construct validity a..
Outcome measures report different aspects of patient function three months following critical care
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BACKGROUND: Previous investigation of the relationship between physical performance and patient self-report physical function (PF)..
The Physical Function Intensive Care Test: Implementation in Survivors of Critical Illness
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Exercise rehabilitation for patients with critical illness: a randomized controlled trial with 12 months of follow-up
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INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this trial was to investigate the effectiveness of an exercise rehabilitation program commencing duri..
Quantifying Physical Activity Levels of Survivors of Intensive Care: A Prospective Observational Study
Linda Denehy, Sue Berney, Laura Whitburn, Lara Edbrooke
BACKGROUND: Promotion of increased physical activity is advocated for survivors of an intensive care unit (ICU) admission to impro..