m-Health intervention for intensive care survivors REF EC00038

Have you, or someone you care for, been admitted to an intensive care unit and been ventilated (a specific type of assisted breathing)? Would you like to help inform the development of a new website measuring mental health and well-being for intensive care unit patients? 

Applications close: 31st March 2017

 

A project looking at the impact of a new mobile health (m-health) intervention on the mental health and well-being of people who have been in an intensive care unit and have been ventilated for more than 24 hours.

About the project

There are many people who are admitted to an intensive care unit with a critial illness/event who are faced with significant mental health complications as a result.

Currently there are no recovery programs available within Australia or throughout the world which could help reduce the risk of these complications developing. This study will evaluate a mobile health recovery program by measuring the emotional and psychological well-being of participants over time. This will help improve mental health and health related quality of life for these people.

About the position

The project is looking for two community members to help guide the research project. We are looking for people who have been admitted to an intensive care unit for more than 24 hours or someone who cares for them.

What am I expected to do?

Community members will:

  • provide a community perspective on the research
  • inform the development of a mobile health website

What skills or experience do I need?

Community members who have been in an intensive care unit and ventilated for more than 24 hours

What is the time committment

Four months

Where will meetings be held?

At Edith Cowan University, Joondalup

What support is offered?

A $30 honorarium per hour for meetings attended. Free training and mentoring offered by the Consumer and Community Health Research Network

Applications close: 31st March 2017