Associate Professor Kimberley Haines awarded Best Allied Health Paper 2023

Associate Professor Kimberley Haines has been awarded the Best Allied Health Paper at the recent ANZICS/ACCCN Annual Scientific Meeting in Adelaide for her paper "Co- designed peer support to improve critical care recovery: icuRESOLVE pilot randomised controlled trial".

icuRESOLVE is a single-centre, pilot randomised controlled trial with blinded outcome measurement, which evaluated the feasibility of implementing a co-designed, in-person peer support model in the early and late phases of critical care recovery.

The study showed that although there were low rates of intervention uptake, a model delivered in the later phases of recovery appeared to be more feasible. Of those who attended, there were reported high rates of satisfaction with the intervention.

"These results should be used to inform optimal timing of post-ICU programs," said  Associate Professor Haines. "Further research needs to establish who to target, how to engage, and the best mode of delivery that does not require in-person attendance at hospital."

Kimberley Haines Award

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