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|Title:||Psychological support improves outcomes of critically ill patients||Authors:||Papathanassoglou, Elizabeth||Keywords:||Pathogenetic factors;Critical illness;Patient outcomes;Stress||Category:||Health Sciences||Field:||Medical and Health Sciences||Issue Date:||3-Sep-2011||Publisher:||PanGlobal Media||Source:||International Journal of Hospital Equipment, 2011||Link:||http://www.ihe-online.com/feature-articles/psychological-support-improves-outcomes-of-critically-ill-patients/||Abstract:||Because of the hormonal, inflammatory and neuroendocrine responses they elicit, stress and negative emotions are potent pathogenetic factors in critical illness and are linked to increased morbidity and mortality. Research evidence shows that psychological support intervention, including guided relaxation and imagery techniques, can result in significant improvements in patient outcomes, vital signs and decrease pain, anxiety, complications and length of stay. Therefore, support interventions in critical care need to be investigated and in future should be vigorously implemented.||URI:||http://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/4146||Type:||Article|
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