The primary purpose of this study is to better understand the impact of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) THRIVE Collaboratives on patients, their families and clinicians. The investigators have formed an international and interprofessional evaluative team with experts in the field in an effort to explore interactions between survivors and THRIVE. This approach is reflective of the international ethos of SCCM and its collaboratives, with the potential to improve the generalizability of this survivorship research to different health systems.



Eligible Ages
Over 18 Years
Eligible Genders
Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion Criteria

  1. Patients who survived a critical illness, and their carers, who were identified by collaborative members or self-identify as having been through a THRIVE Program.
  2. Patients who survived a critical illness, and their carers, who did not participate in a THRIVE program.
  3. Clinicians directly involved in the care of ICU survivors in the outpatient setting, who have participated in a THRIVE initiative through the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

Exclusion Criteria

  • N/A

Study Design

Study Type
Observational Model
Time Perspective

Arm Groups

ArmDescriptionAssigned Intervention
Patient, Carer, and Clinician Interviews This group/cohort consists of patients who experienced critical illness and were hospitalized in an ICU setting.
  • Other: Patient, Carer, and Clinician Interviews
    Post-ICU follow-up interviews conducted over the phone, lasting between 30-60 minutes.

Recruiting Locations

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee 37232

More Details

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Study Contact

Julie Van, B.A.

Detailed Description

The aims of this qualitative study are:

1. To identify elements that helped survivors in their recovery, as well as potential obstacles

2. To capture elements of survivorshop that are generalizable, regardless of participation in the THRIVE collaboratives

3. To gain knowledge to be incorporated back into the collaboratives

Patients, family members, and clinicians will be interviewed and their responses analyzed for themes of ICU recovery including elements that patients and families find helpful to recovery, barriers and facilitators to different models of post-ICU support, including peer support and post-ICU clinics, and drivers of improvement in post-ICU care. Patients, carers, and clinicians with a wide variety of survivorship experiences are encouraged to participate, including those who have participated in a THRIVE collaborative support site (peer support or clinic).


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