Instructions for the Emotional or Psychological Distress Tool (family):

I (the principal investigator of this study) would like to ask you some questions about how you have been feeling since your family member has been in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). For each statement, please select a number which indicates how much the statement applies to you currently. “There are no right or wrong answers. Do not spend too much time on any statement. The rating scale is as follows:


0 Does not apply to me at all

1 Applies to me to some degree, or some of the time

2 Applies to me to a considerable degree, or a good part   of the time

3 Applies to me very much, or most of the time”

(Depression Anxiety Stress Scales- DASS 21)