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Psychological Impact of the Hospitalization of a Family Member in Intensive Care for Covid-19 Infection (Familles-COVID)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04385121
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 12, 2020
Last Update Posted : July 1, 2022
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital, Strasbourg, France

Brief Summary:

The hospitalization of a patient in intensive care is a traumatic experience for his family members.

With the current COVID-19 epidemic, in view of the high risk of contamination, drastic measures to limit the transmission are necessary, with the creation of spaces dedicated to the care of Covid+ patients, and family are not allowed to visit.

At the Strasbourg University Hospital, visits were prohibited from the start of the epidemic. Information concerning the patient's state of health is therefore delivered to families by telephone, on call by the healthcare team only, every day before 6 p.m. or in the event of a serious event at any time.

The primary purpose of this project is to assess the psychological impact of the hospitalization of a loved one in intensive care for Covid-19 infection at 3 months post-hospitalization, in a context of pandemic with ban on visits.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Covid-19 Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic Anxiety Depression Other: Questionnary

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 88 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Psychological Impact of the Hospitalization of a Family Member in Intensive Care for Covid-19 Infection
Actual Study Start Date : April 16, 2020
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 16, 2020
Actual Study Completion Date : May 15, 2020

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Intervention Details:
  • Other: Questionnary
    Family member's will answer the questionnaires by phone

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Existence of a post-intensive care syndrome-family ((combined score of the HAD ( Hospital Anxiety and Dépression scale) and IES-R ( Impact of Event Scale-Revised) questionnaires)) [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    An overall score of 19 or more indicates a major depressive episode (HAD) and a total score of 22 as in favor of significant symptoms of acute stress (IES-R)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Family members of COVID+ patient

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Family member of a Covid-19 positive patient hospitalized in Intensive Care Unit who gave his oral agreement following the communication of the notice of non-opposition.
  • A patient is considered to be Covid + if the RT-PCR is positive OR if characteristic images are taken with a chest scanner.
  • The family member included in the study is preferably the patient's support person. In the absence of an expression of the patient's will, he is the close referent designated by the family as an interlocutor.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Difficulties in understanding French

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04385121

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Les Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France, 67091
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Strasbourg, France
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Principal Investigator: Julie HELMS CHU de Strasbourg
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: University Hospital, Strasbourg, France
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04385121    
Other Study ID Numbers: 7761
First Posted: May 12, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 1, 2022
Last Verified: July 2022
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by University Hospital, Strasbourg, France:
Psychological impact
Family members
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Pneumonia, Viral
Respiratory Tract Infections
Virus Diseases
Coronavirus Infections
Coronaviridae Infections
Nidovirales Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Stress Disorders, Traumatic
Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders
Mental Disorders