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Table 2 Correctly answered items for the Caregiver ICU Delirium Knowledge Questionnaire (CIDKQ) (n = 158)

From: Psychometric evaluation of the family caregiver ICU delirium knowledge questionnaire

Item numberDescriptionCorrect answerCorrectly answered, n (%)
Risk subgroup
 Do you think any of the patients below might be at risk for delirium?
1Patients who are olderYes121 (77.1)
2Patients who are married (vs. not married)No74 (47.4)
3Patients with dementiaYes129 (81.7)
4Patients with an infectionYes132 (84.1)
5Patients with more than high school educationNo80 (51.3)
6Patients who had recent surgeryYes137 (86.7)
7Patients who are dehydratedYes121 (77.1)
8Patients experiencing change in surroundings such as admission to a hospital or change to another part of the hospitalYes115 (73.2)
9Patients who are mechanically ventilated or intubatedYes119 (75.3)
10Patients started on a new medicationYes112 (71.3)
Action subgroup
 If your family member had sign of sudden confusion, would you:
11Orient patient to time and day and bring in photos from homeYes126 (80.2)
12Wait 24 h to see if the person got betterNo82 (51.9)
13Let the patient sleep during the day to recoverNo49 (31.8)
14Do nothingNo146 (92.4)
15Inform the bedside RN or another member of the care team right awayYes149 (94.9)
16Ask the care team about medication changesYes137 (86.7)
Symptom subgroup
 Do you think any of the patients described below might have delirium?
17Patients slowly becomes more confused over a few months is forgetful has trouble paying attention and is more confused later in the dayNo38 (24.0)
18Patients slowly becomes more confused over a few months is forgetful has trouble paying attention and later in the day sees things that are not thereNo19 (12.1)
19Patients suddenly becomes confused over a few days or hours floats in and out of confusion during the day has trouble paying attention sees things that are no thereYes138 (87.3)
20Patients suddenly becomes confused over a few days or hours has trouble paying attention and sleeps more during the dayYes116 (73.9)
21Patients becomes more confused over a few days and suddenly has trouble getting to the bathroom on timeYes93 (59.2)
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