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Psychosocial interventions and quality of life in gynaecological cancer patients: a systematic review

In Psycho-Oncology
By: Hersch J.
Contributor(s): Mullan B | Price M | Juraskova I | ilonaj@psych.usyd.edu.au.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSeries: Vol 18 Issues 8.Publisher: 2009Description: 795-810.Subject(s): Gynaecological oncology | Gynaecological cancer | Quality of life | Psychosocial interventions | Systematic review | DDC classification: In: Psycho-OncologySummary: Objective: Women with gynaecological cancer are at risk of poor quality of life outcomes. Although various psychosocial interventions have been developed to address these concerns, such interventions have not yet been systematically evaluated in this population. The current review provides an up-to-date and comprehensive summary of the evidence regarding the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions in women with gynaecological cancers. Methods: Relevant studies were identified via Medline, CINAHL, and PsycINFO databases (1980 to June 2008), reference lists of articles and reviews, grey literature databases, and consultations with physicians and other experts in the field. Only controlled trials comparing a psychosocial intervention with a control group in a gynaecological cancer population, with at least one quality of life variable as a main outcome, were included in the review. Two authors independently assessed trial quality and extracted data. Results: Twenty-two studies involving 1926 participan
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Objective: Women with gynaecological cancer are at risk of poor quality of life outcomes. Although various psychosocial interventions have been developed to address these concerns, such interventions have not yet been systematically evaluated in this population. The current review provides an up-to-date and comprehensive summary of the evidence regarding the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions in women with gynaecological cancers.
Methods: Relevant studies were identified via Medline, CINAHL, and PsycINFO databases (1980 to June 2008), reference lists of articles and reviews, grey literature databases, and consultations with physicians and other experts in the field. Only controlled trials comparing a psychosocial intervention with a control group in a gynaecological cancer population, with at least one quality of life variable as a main outcome, were included in the review. Two authors independently assessed trial quality and extracted data.
Results: Twenty-two studies involving 1926 participan

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