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Submitted: 23 Oct 2016
Revised: 11 Jun 2017
Accepted: 16 Jun 2017
First published online: 29 Jun 2017
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J Cardiovasc Thorac Res. 2017;9(2):113-117.
doi: 10.15171/jcvtr.2017.19
PMID: 28740632
PMCID: PMC5516051
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Original Article

Psychological effects on patient’s relatives regarding their presence during resuscitation

Hassan Soleimanpour 1 * , Jafar Sadegh Tabrizi 1, Asghar Jafari Rouhi 2, Samad EJ Golzari 3, Ata Mahmoodpoor 3, Robab Mehdizadeh Esfanjani 4, Maryam Soleimanpour 5

1 Tabriz Health Services Management Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
2 Students’ Research Committee, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
3 Cardiovascular Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
4 Neurosciences Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
5 Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

Abstract

Introduction: Presence of family and patients’ relatives throughout resuscitation procedure is one of the most challenging concerns.
Methods: In an interventional (quasi-experimental) study that was conducted during a 6 months period, the patients’ relatives were randomly divided into two groups of intervention (the relatives who were eager to be present throughout the resuscitation procedure- under the family protection protocol, all of the procedure steps were explained to the relatives by an expert nurse who was not involved in the resuscitation procedure and control group (those who were not invited routinely to be present throughout the resuscitation procedure. However, if the control group were eager to be present, they were allowed to observe the procedure (these people were not supported by the protocol). After 90 days, subjects were contacted through telephone and filled standard questionnaires (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale [HADS]) and Impact of Event Scale (IES) were completed for all subjects. These questionnaires focus on anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The obtained data were analyzed.
Results: One hundred thirty three relatives were divided into two groups of control (59 subjects) and intervention (74 people). No significant difference was observed between two groups regarding demographic features. The evaluation after 90 days revealed depression, anxiety disorders and PTSD to be significantly more prevalent in control group than the intervention group (P < 0.0001 ).
Conclusion: Emotional and psychological support and intervention on the patients’ relatives are efficient and can prevent the emergence of psychological disorders.
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