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Internation and Stay in the Intensive Care Unit from the Perceptions of Adult Patients

Journal: International Journal of Advanced Engineering Research and Science (Vol.7, No. 4)

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Page : 209-215

Keywords : Intensive Care Unit; perceptions; patients; hospitalizations.;

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Practices in intensive care units (ICUs) are constantly developing in Brazil, knowing the repercussions of an inpatient process is essential for humanized care. This work aims to investigate the perceptions of adult patients regarding their hospitalization and stay in the Intensive Care Unit. This is a descriptive study with a qualitative approach containing a population composed of 20 adult patients aged 18 years or older, hospitalized for at least 24 hours, assisted by physiotherapy while being lucid and oriented. A questionnaire consisting of a closed question referring to sociodemographic data and another open question related to the patient's perception regarding his hospitalization and stay in the ICU was used. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, using the Statistical Package for Social Sciencespor (SPSS) software, version 22.0 for Windows. Most patients were female, with a mean age above 53 years, with a predominance of respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. It was found that the patients demonstrated a positive perception in relation to the ICU stay, mainly regarding the care provided by the team, however there are still gaps regarding the functioning of the environment.

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