Format

Send to

Choose Destination
J Crit Care. 2015 Jun;30(3):589-98. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2015.02.002. Epub 2015 Feb 7.

Exercise-based rehabilitation after hospital discharge for survivors of critical illness with intensive care unit-acquired weakness: A pilot feasibility trial.

Author information

1
Department of Asthma, Allergy & Respiratory Science, Division of Asthma, Allergy and Lung Biology, King's College London, London, UK; Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London, National Institutes of Health Research Biomedical Research Centre, London, UK; Lane Fox Clinical Respiratory Physiology Research Unit, St. Thomas' Hospital, Guy's & St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK. Electronic address: bronwen.connolly@nhs.net.
2
Lane Fox Clinical Respiratory Physiology Research Unit, St. Thomas' Hospital, Guy's & St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.
3
Department of Primary Care and Public Health Sciences, Division of Health and Social Care Research, King's College London, London, UK.
4
Department of Asthma, Allergy & Respiratory Science, Division of Asthma, Allergy and Lung Biology, King's College London, London, UK.
5
Department of Asthma, Allergy & Respiratory Science, Division of Asthma, Allergy and Lung Biology, King's College London, London, UK; Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London, National Institutes of Health Research Biomedical Research Centre, London, UK; Lane Fox Clinical Respiratory Physiology Research Unit, St. Thomas' Hospital, Guy's & St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The aim of this study was to investigate feasibility of exercise-based rehabilitation delivered after hospital discharge in patients with intensive care unit-acquired weakness (ICU-AW).

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Twenty adult patients, mechanically ventilated for more than 48 hours, with ICU-AW diagnosis at ICU discharge were included in a pilot feasibility randomized controlled trial receiving a 16-session exercise-based rehabilitation program. Twenty-one patients without ICU-AW participated in a nested observational cohort study. Feasibility, clinical, and patient-centered outcomes were measured at hospital discharge and at 3 months.

RESULTS:

Intervention feasibility was demonstrated by high adherence and patient acceptability, and absence of adverse events, but this must be offset by the low proportion of enrolment for those screened. The study was underpowered to detect effectiveness of the intervention. The use of manual muscle testing for the diagnosis of ICU-AW lacked robustness as an eligibility criterion and lacked discrimination for identifying rehabilitation requirements. Process evaluation of the trial identified methodological factors, categorized by "population," "intervention," "control group," and "outcome."

CONCLUSIONS:

Important data detailing the design, conduct, and implementation of a multicenter randomized controlled trial of exercise-based rehabilitation for survivors of critical illness after hospital discharge have been reported.

REGISTRATION:

Clinical Trials Identifier NCT00976807.

KEYWORDS:

Critical illness; Exercise rehabilitation; Hospital discharge; Intensive care unit–acquired weakness

PMID:
25703957
PMCID:
PMC4416081
DOI:
10.1016/j.jcrc.2015.02.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center