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The Relationship Between Uncertainty Associated with Patient’s Delirium and Psychological Distress Among Family Caregivers in the Intensive Care Unit.

This research study is a part of a Ph.D. thesis project conducted by Amal Haji Assa, a Ph.D. student at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis.

What is this study about?

This study is about family caregivers’ experience and feelings when witnessing sudden cognitive and mental changes (known as delirium) in their loved ones during the ICU stay.

Who can participate?

  • Adults 18 years or older
  • Family caregiver of a patient who had been admitted to the ICU and had witnessed delirium symptoms on their loved ones during ICU stay.

Research Procedures:

This survey will take approximately 20-25 minutes to complete.
You will have access to the survey link that will first ask you to determine if you are eligible to take the survey (screening form) and then to answer a series of questions regarding the following information:

  1. General information about you such as your age.
  2. Your loved one’s general information.
  3. Information about how you know about delirium in the ICU.
  4. Information about how seeing delirium in your loved one affected you.

In appreciation for your participation and completion of the forms, you will be compensated for your time.

If you are interested in participating in our research study, please contact Amal Haji Assa at ahajiass@uthsc.edu.