Health-related and individual quality of life after intensive care: a literature review

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    Abstract

    Recovery after intensive care is prolonged; health-related quality of life takes time to return to pre-ICU levels, and is worse than general population norms. Individual quality of life seems less related to physical health and more to intrinsic well-being with family and social activities rated more highly than health. Nonetheless both approaches are related and assessing health- related and individual quality of life after intensive care can improve our understanding of recovery from and inform care after intensive care
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)24-29
    Number of pages6
    JournalCare of the Critically Ill
    Volume24
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

    Keywords

    • Critical illness
    • Quality of life
    • Recovery
    • Intensive care
    • Literature review

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