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PAIN ICU Study

ANZICS CTG Endorsed Study

PAIN ICU Study

PAIN in Survivors of Intensive Care Units (The PAIN-ICU Study): A Prospective, Multi-centre Observational Cohort Study to Determine the Incidence, Risk Factors and Impact of Chronic Pain in Critically Ill Adult Patients Discharged from ICU.

Study Description

Primary Objectives
1. Determine the incidence and characteristics of chronic pain 6 months after ICU discharge.

Secondary Objectives

  1. Determine the risk factors for developing chronic pain.
  2. Determine the incidence of opioid dependence 6 months after ICU discharge.
  3. Determine the associated impact of chronic pain.
  4. Determine Health Related Quality of Life (HR-QOL) 6 months after ICU discharge.
  5. Determine healthcare resource use and work productivity 6 months after ICU discharge.
  6. Determine Feasibility of Pain Scores as a reliable variable and completion of 6-month follow-up questionnaire

Hypothesis
Noting that there is a high incidence of chronic pain in ICU survivors, we aim to confirm this and hypothesise that risk factors associated with analgesic management, sedative management and immobility are implicated in the development of chronic pain.

Reference

CTG1920-02

Contact

Ben Moran (email)