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PARREIRAS, Paula Sampaio; PEREIRA, Vanessa Rosa; MADUREIRA, Daniela Soares  and  HOURI, Luciana Filgueiras. Time lived in the Intensive Care Unit: the perception of the passage of time in hospitalization. Rev. SBPH [online]. 2020, vol.23, n.1, pp. 109-123. ISSN 1516-0858.

This study's objective was to analyze the time flow perception and experience in hospitalized patients in the Clinical ICU (Intensive Care Unit) of a large philanthropic hospital. The data was collected through semi structured interview and analyzed through the qualitative method of Content Analysis. It was found that 45% judged incorrectly the number of days of hospitalization. The time markers used by patients were listed and the meaning units that arose from the interviews were categorized in 4 themes. It is concluded that the time experience takes place for the patients as something that gives structure to the hospitalization experience and permeate its attributed meanings.

Keywords : intensive care unit; time; phenomenology.

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