Posttraumatic stress disorder in aware patients from the B-aware trial

Kate Leslie, Matthew T V Chan, Paul S Myles, Andrew Benjamin Forbes, Timothy J McCulloch

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BACKGROUND: The long-term consequences of an awareness episode vary. Some patients do not have any long-term disability, whereas others develop psychological problems that may be severe and persistent. In this study, we compared the incidence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in patients with and without confirmed awareness who were randomized in the B-Aware Trial. METHODS: We used a matched cohort design, aiming to follow up the 13 patients with confirmed awareness. Each surviving awareness patient was matched with 4 controls for age, sex, surgery type, date of surgery, and hospital. A face-to-face interview was conducted with each awareness patient and matched controls using the Clinician Administered Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Scale
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)823 - 828
Number of pages6
JournalAnesthesia and Analgesia
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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