Recovery after acute illness after hospital discharge - a prospective cohort study

N Ahmed, Keg Olesen, L M Poulsen, I Gøgenur, O Mathiesen, S Estrup

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BACKGROUND: Long-term outcomes after acute medical and surgical illness are largely unknown.

AIM: To describe cognitive and physical function, health-related quality of life and risk of anxiety and depression after acute illness.

DESIGN: Prospective cohort study.

METHODS: Home visit at three and twelve months measuring: Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS), Chelsea Critical Care Physical Assessment tool, Short Form Health Survey, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and Trail Making Test.

RESULTS: Of 101 included patients, 60 were visited at three and 36 at twelve months. The RBANS value was 84 (69-96) at three months and 88 (69-101) at twelve months.

CONCLUSIONS: We found a moderately reduced cognitive function three and twelve months after acute illness.

Sider (fra-til)118-124
Antal sider7
TidsskriftAcute Medicine
Udgave nummer3
StatusUdgivet - 2020


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