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Measurement Tool

5. Korean version of the Intensive Care Experience Questionnaire (K-ICEQ)

The K-ICEQ is a 26-item self-report instrument with four subscales. “Recall of Experiences” has 4 items (numbered 1-4), “Satisfaction with Care” has 5 items (5-9), “Frightening Experiences” has 9 items (10, 19-26), and “Awareness of Surroundings” has 8 items (11-18). Each item is measured on a 5-point Likert scale. Eleven items (1-11) are responded to regarding agreement (1 = strongly agree to 5 = strongly disagree). Items # 6, 10, and 11 are reversed items. The remaining 15 items (12-26) are responded to with regard to frequency (1 = never to 5 = always). The higher the score on “Recall of Experiences,” the better they remember their ICU experience (score range: 4-20). The higher the score on “Satisfaction with Care,” the more satisfied they were with the ICU environment and care (5-25). The higher the “Awareness of Surroundings” score, the more aware they were of themselves, others, place, time, and treatment situation (score range: 8-40). Lastly, the higher the “Frightening Experiences” score, the more frightened and terrible they felt during their ICU stay (score range: 9-45). Scores are calculated for each subscale, not for their sum of them, according to the original tool scoring method.

‣ Summary

 - Developed in 2004 (ICEQ), translated in 2020 (K-ICEQ)

 - Authors

     ICEQ: Rattray J, Johnston M, Wildsmith JA 

     K-ICEQ: Jiyeon Kang, Young Shin Cho

 - Objective: To assess patients’ overall ICU experiences, including perceptions, feelings, satisfaction, and memories

 - Languages

     Original language: Korean

​     Translations: English 

 - Scoring

     Scoring scale = 5-point Likert scale

     Total score = 

        "Recall of Experiences" = 4-20

        "Satisfaction with Care" = 5-25

        "Awareness of Surroundings" = 8-40

        "Frightening Experiences" = 9-45

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