Sociodemographic profile and memories of the post-discharge intensive care unit patient

( Vol-6,Issue-12,December 2019 ) OPEN ACCESS

Andreska Lara Silva Bonfá, Laurindo Souza Pereira, Vaneska Lara Silva, Mayra Rodrigues Leite


Memory; Hospital Psychology; Intensive Care; Memory.


The objective of this research is to determinate the capacity of the critical patient to remember what he lived through the time into adult ICU hospitalization after discharge and to stablish a sociodemographic profile. It is a descriptive and transversal study, held at an Intensive Care Center from a Large Hospital at Rondônia Countryside. 50 participants were obtained under average age of 53 years. They answered to a sociodemographic questionnaire and to the Costa and Macron Inventory, (2009). The research started after approval from the Ethics and Research Committee under the assent number 2.899.338. The data description was done through Excel® and Word®, and the statistical analysis through the R Studio program. It was found that most of the participants were male (54%), wherein 54% declared to be married, 76% live in Urban Zone, and the average time of internship was 15 days, the highest diagnostic incidence was Postoperative Surgery related to Tumor and Cancer (28%). About the memories; 18% of the participants do not preset memories, 82% present memories from real facts, 73.17% present illusory memories. Considering the p-value was 2.89; it is stated that the null hypothesis from this work was disregarded. The gathered data is of extreme relevance for hospital psychologists, making it possible to know the patients’ reality. It is necessary for new researches to be done for a deeper analysis of these data, thus evaluating the possible causes for the absence of memories from the minority, and the care relation concerning the majority.

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