Journal article

Response to physical rehabilitation and recovery trajectories following critical illness: individual participant data meta-analysis protocol.

Jennifer RA Jones, Sue Berney, Michael J Berry, D Clark Files, David M Griffith, Luke A McDonald, Peter E Morris, Marc Moss, Amy Nordon-Craft, Timothy Walsh, Ian Gordon, Amalia Karahalios, Zudin Puthucheary, Linda Denehy, undefined CRITICALConnect Study Investigators

BMJ Open | Published : 2020

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The number of inconclusive physical rehabilitation randomised controlled trials for patients with critical illness is increasing. Evidence suggests critical illness patient subgroups may exist that benefit from targeted physical rehabilitation interventions that could improve their recovery trajectory. We aim to identify critical illness patient subgroups that respond to physical rehabilitation and map recovery trajectories according to physical function and quality of life outcomes. Additionally, the utilisation of healthcare resources will be examined for subgroups identified. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This is an individual participant data meta-analysis protocol. A systematic li..

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