The Effects of a Web-Based Education Program about the ICU Environment on Anxiety, Depression, and Acute Stress Experienced by Family Members of ICU Patients

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308104
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Effects of a Web-Based Education Program about the ICU Environment on Anxiety, Depression, and Acute Stress Experienced by Family Members of ICU Patients
Author(s):
Lewis, Chrystal Leigh
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Epsilon Omega
Author Details:
Chrystal Leigh Lewis, MSN, RN, chrystal.l.lewis@gmail.com
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Aim: To determine if a web-based education program about the intensive care unit (ICU) environment can decrease anxiety, acute stress, and depression experienced by family members of ICU patients.

Background:  Family members of ICU patients consistently report a lack of information and knowledge about the ICU environment and ICU equipment.  The multi society task for for critical care research identified the need to investigate the usefulness of interventions to quantify and treat common disturbing family symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and stress disorders (2012).  This task force also encouraged the investigation of using technology to address these issues (2012).

Methods:  This study will be a prospective, quasi-experimental nonequivalent control group design with pretest and posttest.  The projected sample size for this study is 126 participants with 63 participants in each group based on a power analysis with a power of 0.8 and an estimated effect size of 0.5.  This study will take place in a medical/ surgical ICU.  Participants will complete the following measurements before and one week after the intervention: the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), the Acute Stress Disorder Scale (ASDS), The Impact of Events Scale - Revised (IES-R).  Before the intervention participants will also complete a demographic questionnaire.  At posttest measurement, participants will also complete a survey about the education they received during the family member’s ICU stay.  The intervention group will use an interactive web-based ICU education program about the ICU environment.  Both groups will be receiving the standard education provided by healthcare providers in the ICU environment. Data will be analyzed using a multi-linear regression approach.  A MONVA will be run with an f-test. If any significant difference is found within the predictor variables, a two way analysis of variance will be run.  

Results: This study is still in progress.

Keywords:
ICU Education; Anxiety, Depression, Acute Stress; Family Members
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Effects of a Web-Based Education Program about the ICU Environment on Anxiety, Depression, and Acute Stress Experienced by Family Members of ICU Patientsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLewis, Chrystal Leighen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentEpsilon Omegaen_GB
dc.author.detailsChrystal Leigh Lewis, MSN, RN, chrystal.l.lewis@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308104-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p><strong>Aim</strong>: To determine if a web-based education program about the intensive care unit (ICU) environment can decrease anxiety, acute stress, and depression experienced by family members of ICU patients.<p /="/"><strong>Background</strong>:  Family members of ICU patients consistently report a lack of information and knowledge about the ICU environment and ICU equipment.  The multi society task for for critical care research identified the need to investigate the usefulness of interventions to quantify and treat common disturbing family symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and stress disorders (2012).  This task force also encouraged the investigation of using technology to address these issues (2012). <p /="/"><strong>Methods</strong>:  This study will be a prospective, quasi-experimental nonequivalent control group design with pretest and posttest.  The projected sample size for this study is 126 participants with 63 participants in each group based on a power analysis with a power of 0.8 and an estimated effect size of 0.5.  This study will take place in a medical/ surgical ICU.  Participants will complete the following measurements before and one week after the intervention: the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), the Acute Stress Disorder Scale (ASDS), The Impact of Events Scale - Revised (IES-R).  Before the intervention participants will also complete a demographic questionnaire.  At posttest measurement, participants will also complete a survey about the education they received during the family member’s ICU stay.  The intervention group will use an interactive web-based ICU education program about the ICU environment.  Both groups will be receiving the standard education provided by healthcare providers in the ICU environment. Data will be analyzed using a multi-linear regression approach.  A MONVA will be run with an f-test. If any significant difference is found within the predictor variables, a two way analysis of variance will be run.  <p /="/"><strong>Results</strong>: This study is still in progress.en_GB
dc.subjectICU Educationen_GB
dc.subjectAnxiety, Depression, Acute Stressen_GB
dc.subjectFamily Membersen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:26:57Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:26:57Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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