Assessment of individual quality of life in survivors of intensive care.

J. Rattray, M. Johnston, J. A. Wildsmith

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Quality of life is a dynamic, multi-dimensional concept, the essence of which is its individuality. In this study quality of life six to 12 months after intensive care was not significantly lower than quality of life prior to intensive care, assessed retrospectively. Family, leisure activities and people were seen as more important than health as a main determinant of quality of life after intensive care. Quality of life assessment after intensive care should combine generic measures of health status and individual measures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-226
Number of pages7
JournalNursing in Critical Care
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998


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