Eva Akerman

Eva Akerman
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm · Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society

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April 1996 - April 2016
Region Skåne
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Background: Relevance to clinical practice The findings from the study highlighting family involvement, high-quality communication and flexible visiting policy as central aspects of family care may inspire clinicians to identify aspects of everyday family care in their ICUs calling for further improvement. Aims and objectives: To describe family...
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Objectives To examine conditions and strategies to meet the challenges imposed by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)-related visiting restrictions in Scandinavian intensive care units (ICUs). Research Methodology/Design A cross-sectional survey Setting Adult ICUs in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Main Outcome Measures Likert scale responses and f...
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Non-intubated patients with acute respiratory failure due to COVID-19 could benefit from awake proning. Awake proning is an attractive intervention in settings with limited resources, as it comes with no additional costs. However, awake proning remains poorly used probably because of unfamiliarity and uncertainties regarding potential benefits and...
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Aim To explore the patients´ experiences of pain when being cared for in the intensive care. Design An exploratory, qualitative design was chosen. Method Interviews were performed with patients (October 2015–March 2017) within a week of post‐intensive care (N = 16). Thematic analysis was used as method for analysis. Results The findings generate...
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Background: Post-intensive care syndrome-family is a common problem in relatives of patients who die in an intensive care unit. Family-centred end-of-life care with support for the family during and after the death is supposed to prevent suffering and avoid illness. Aims and objectives: This study aimed to investigate family-centred end-of-life...
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Objectives: The Behavioural Pain Scale has previously been translated into Swedish and psychometrically tested. One of the domains- 'compliance with ventilation'- did not show equally as good psychometric proprieties as the other domains, which led to the question whether a development of that domain would be beneficial. This study aimed to develo...
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Aim: To describe the detailed health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in survivors from the TTM-trial and to investigate potential differences related to sex and age. Methods: This is a cross-sectional study originating from a large prospective international, multicentre trial, including 442 respondents who answered the Short Form-36 item Questio...
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Objectives: To explore the possible effects of intensive care follow-up visits and diaries on patients physical and psychosocial problems at 2, 6, and 12 months after unit discharge as well as the patient' experiences of follow-up visits and diaries. Methods: A descriptive and explorative cohort design. Patients (n = 441) with a length of ICU st...
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Purpose: To describe sleep assessment and strategies to promote sleep in adult ICUs in ten countries. Methods: Multicenter, self-administered survey sent to nurse managers. Results: Response rate was 66% with 522 ICUs providing data. 'Lying quietly with closed eyes' was the characteristic most frequently perceived as indicative of sleep by >60...
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Aim: To describe health status and psychological distress among in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) survivors in relation to gender. Methods: This national register study consists of data from follow-up registration of IHCA survivors 3-6 months post cardiac arrest (CA) in Sweden. A questionnaire was sent to the survivors, including measurements of...
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Background: Assessing pain in the intensive care unit (ICU) is challenging. Due to intubation and sedation, communication can be limited. International guidelines recommend assessing pain with instruments based on behavioral parameters when critically ill patients are unable to self-report their pain level. One of the recommended instruments, the...
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The return to a good life after successfully resuscitated cardiac arrest may be hindered by cardiovascular morbidity, psychological distress and the consequences of anoxic brain injury. To support the return to everyday life, patients and their relatives are in need of health care follow-up with multiple focuses. Usually, this follow-up consists of...
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The return to a good life after successfully resuscitated cardiac arrest may be hindered by cardiovascular morbidity, psychological distress and the consequences of anoxic brain injury. To support the return to everyday life, patients and their relatives are in need of health care follow-up with multiple focuses. Usually, this follow-up consists of...
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Studies have shown a decreasing ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) incidence after prophylactic interventions bundles. The use of closed suction systems (CSS) has been suggested beneficial as a prophylactic measure. To investigate the effects of a CSS on VAP incidence, suction circuit contamination and adverse events (AEs) compared to an open su...
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This is a further development of a specific questionnaire, the 3-set 4P, to be used for measuring former ICU patients' physical and psychosocial problems after intensive care and the need for follow-up. The aim was to psychometrically test and evaluate the 3-set 4P questionnaire in a larger population. The questionnaire consists of three sets: "phy...
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Unlabelled: Many ICU-patients have memory-gaps which may affect their recovery. A tool in the recovery can be an ICU-diary to explain and clarify thoughts and events from the ICU-period. There are different standards for the content in the ICU-diary. The aim of this study was to identify the preferred content and usefulness of an ICU-diary as desc...
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The diagnosis of acute lung injury (ALI) may be more robust if more accurate physiological markers can be identified. Extravascular lung water (EVLW) is one possible marker, and it has been shown to correlate with respiratory function and mortality in patients with sepsis. Whether EVLW confers diagnostic value in a general population with shock, as...
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The diagnosis of acute lung injury may be more robust if more accurate physiological markers can be identified. Extravascular lung water index (EVLWI) may be useful and has been shown to correlate with respiratory function and mortality in patients with sepsis and ARDS. Whether this applies to a wider population, and which index performs best, are...
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EGEROD I, STORLI SL and ÅKERMAN E. Nursing Inquiry 2011; 18: 235–246 Intensive care patient diaries in Scandinavia: a comparative study of emergence and evolution Critical illness and intensive care therapy are often followed by psychological problems such as nightmares, hallucinations, delusions, anxiety, depression, and symptoms of posttraumatic...
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To describe and compare the extent and application of patients' diaries in Sweden. Since 1991, patient diaries have been used in intensive care unit (ICU) follow-up in Sweden. There is paucity of relevant data evaluating the effect of this tool and also on what premises patients are enrolled. Likewise, data are sparse on the diaries' design, conten...
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Current studies reveal a lack of consensus for the evaluation of physical and psychosocial problems after ICU stay and their changes over time. The aim was to develop and evaluate the validity and reliability of a questionnaire for assessing physical and psychosocial problems over time for patients following ICU recovery. Thirty-nine patients compl...
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Local metabolic changes are not well investigated in sepsis and SIRS. Our aim was to describe subcutaneous metabolic changes using microdialysis (MD) concurrently with systemic hemodynamics over 7 days in patients with sepsis/SIRS and circulatory failure. Our study showed that systemic hemodynamics improved throughout the 7 days. CI, ITBVI & EVLWI...

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To explore the possible effects of intensive care follow-up visits and diaries on patients physical and psychosocial problems at 2, 6, and 12 months after unit discharge as well as the patient’ experiences of follow-up visits and diaries