Patient and carer experience of hospital-based rehabilitation from intensive care to hospital discharge: mixed methods process evaluation of the RECOVER randomised clinical trial
Merriweather, Judith L.
Griffith, David M.
Walsh, Timothy S.
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Ramsay, P., Huby, G., Merriweather, J., Salisbury, L., Rattray, J., Griffith, D. & Walsh, T. (2016) Patient and carer experience of hospital-based rehabilitation from intensive care to hospital discharge: mixed methods process evaluation of the RECOVER randomised clinical trial, BMJ Open, vol. 6, , pp. e012041,
Objectives: To explore and compare patient/carer experiences of rehabilitation in the intervention and usual care arms of the RECOVER trial (ISRCTN09412438); a randomised controlled trial of a complex intervention of post-intensive care unit (ICU) acute hospital-based rehabilitation following critical illness. Design: Mixed methods process evaluation including comparison of patients' and carers' experience of usual care versus the complex intervention. We integrated and compared quantitative data from a patient experience questionnaire (PEQ) with qualitative data from focus groups with patients and carers. Setting: Two university-affiliated hospitals in Scotland.