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Adult nursing
Nurse-driven patient empowerment intervention reduces patients anxiety and depression during the discharge from critical care units
  1. Mohammad Al Qadire
  1. Faculty of Nursing, Al al-Bayt University, Mafraq, Jordan
  1. Correspondence to Professor Mohammad Al Qadire, Al al-Bayt University, Mafraq 25113, Jordan; mohammadqadire{at}

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Commentary on: Cuzco C, Castro P, Marín Pérez R, Ruiz García S, Núñez Delgado AI, Romero García M, Martínez Momblan MA, Benito Aracil L, Carmona Delgado I, Canalias Reverter M, Nicolás JM, Martínez Estalella G, Delgado-Hito P. Impact of a Nurse-Driven Patient Empowerment Intervention on the Reduction in Patients' Anxiety and Depression During ICU Discharge: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Crit Care Med. 2022 Dec 1;50(12):1757-1767. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000005676. Epub 2022 Sep 30.

Implications for practice and research

  • Critical care nurses are advised to implement a nurse-driven patient empowerment intervention (NEI) in their daily practice to aid discharged patients.

  • The long-term effects of NEI on patients with varying diseases need further evaluation.


Several studies have indicated that a significant proportion of patients who have been admitted or discharged from an intensive care unit (ICU) experienced high levels of anxiety and depression.1 2 This is because ICU admission can subject patients to …

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.