Big Five

Anxiety, stress, pain, sleep disturbances, and delirium

Roos Geensen

Roos Geensen studied medicine in Rotterdam and is very motivated to start researching the Big Five.

The Big Five

BIG-5: The incidence and severity of the five most common complications in surgical patients: a prospective cohort study

Can music prevent the five most frequent complications of hospitalization? A great number of surgical interventions are performed in the Netherlands. Perioperative anxiety, pain, stress, sleep disturbances and delirium in the older patient seem to be the most common in-hospital factors disturbing the patients mental state of wellbeing, which negatively influence recovery and should be prevented.

Unfortunately, little is known about the incidence and severity of these factors, regardless of their negative effects for the patient. In addition, the awareness of health care professionals of these factors seems to be very low. Therefore this prospective cohort study will evaluate the incidence and severity of these factors and study correlations between the severity and health related outcomes in hospitalized surgical patients.

The primary outcome is the incidence and severity of anxiety, stress, pain, sleep disturbances, and delirium in adult surgical patients using questionnaires and data from electronic medical records.

Project Funding

MAM is entirely dependent on external contributions for funding.

Erasmus MC contributes to the indirect costs, but cannot cover the needed amount from its current budget. MAM is therefore still dependent on third parties for its success.

Will you help us realize this project? Donate now for this research.

Presentation by Roos Geensen

Music for prevention

High scientific evidence has been found that music can prevent the first 3 complications of surgery.