Cognitive and physical rehabilitation of intensive care unit survivors: results of the RETURN randomized controlled pilot investigation.
Setting: USA, University medical center
Total: 21 (17)
IG: 13 (9)
CG: 8 (8)
– > 18 years of age
– Intensive care unit patient survivors
– Assess barriers and/or progres-sion in treatment
– Physical and functional training
A total of 12 visits – 6 in person visits for cognitive rehabilitation and 6 televisits for physical and functional rehabilitation, each 60-75 minutes in length, with sessions following an alternating format (i.e., first cognitive then physical-functional and so on). Televisits used interactive 2-way videophones facilitated by an assistant in the home and/or were video recorded for subsequent review. Visits were supplemented with brief telephone calls by study personnel from relevant disciplines during alternate weeks. Participants completed a workbook between visits to help track compliance.
Duration: 12 weeks
Add on: NA
Usual care including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and nursing care, delivered to in-patient, out-patient, or home-health settings.
– TOWER test (cognition) ↑
– TUG →
– IADL ↑
One adverse event was reported – a participant in the intervention group experienced a minor ankle sprain while participating in a walking exercise.
– phone call
Health care utilization: