Can family engagement reduce delirium in critically ill patients?
Adult patients over 18 years admitted to the ICU of any type.
Family or caregiver involvement in the prevention of treatment of delirium in critically ill patients.
Usual care, standard care or no intervention.
The primary outcome of our study was the incidence of delirium. Delirium was defined as a positive screening test result by a validated clinical instrument (e.g. CAM-ICU, ICDSC or NEECHAM).
Secondary outcomes were the delirium duration, ICU length of stay and ICU-acquired infections.