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The effect of information booklets on family members' satisfaction with decision making in an Intensive Care Unit of Malaysia

Othman, Hamidah and Subramanian, Pathmawathi and Mohd Ali, Noor Azizah and Hassan, Haszalina and Haque, Mainul (2016) The effect of information booklets on family members' satisfaction with decision making in an Intensive Care Unit of Malaysia. Journal of Young Pharmacists, 8 (2). pp. 128-132. ISSN 0975-1575 E-ISSN 0975-1505

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Background: To test the effect of information booklets on family members’ satisfaction with decision-making around the care of critically ill patients in an intensive care unit. Design: Quasi-experiment with non-randomized study groups, using a pre and post-test design was used to test the effectiveness of the information booklet. Setting: The study was conducted in a medical center in Malaysia. Subjects: 84 family members of critically ill patients were conveniently assigned to an intervention group and a control group. Intervention: On admission day after consented, completed pre-test questionnaires. The intervention group received the information booklet and will be explained in 20-30 minutes; control group received routine information if any. Day-2: reinforcement on information about 10-20 minutes for intervention group only. Day-3: completion of the post-test questionnaire by both groups. Main outcome measures: The Family Satisfaction–Intensive Care Unit (FS-ICU) and Quality of Communication (QOC) instrument were used to measure families’ satisfaction level. Results: There are significant differences in Family Satisfaction between the intervention and control groups. There was an increase in satisfaction across the pre- and post-test mean values, 54.05 (SD=10. 23) and 71.1 (SD=19.10), respectively; a significant increase in family satisfaction for the intervention group who received the information booklets. Conclusion: The study findings confirm that the information booklets results in a substantial increase in family satisfaction regarding decision-making for patients’ care. Key-words: Decision making, Family satisfaction, Information need, Intensive care unit, Structured Communication.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6182/52106
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Critical Care Nursing
Depositing User: Dr. Noor Azizah Mohd Ali
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2016 14:47
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2016 14:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/52106

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