The effectiveness of psychoeducational intervention on managing symptom clusters in patients with cancer: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials
Publication in refereed journal

替代計量分析
.

其它資訊
摘要Background: Managing symptom clusters instead of single symptoms could be more beneficial in cancer care. Psychoeducational intervention (PEI) has been highlighted as a promising symptom intervention, but the effect of PEI in the management of cancer symptom clusters remains unknown. Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of PEI on managing symptom clusters in patients with cancer. Methods: Six databases were searched, together with hand searching, to identify eligible randomized controlled trials from the year 2001 to July 2014. Data selection, quality appraisal of studies, and data extraction were conducted independently by 2 reviewers. Data were synthesized by use of a systematic narrative approach, and meta-analysis was conducted when this was possible. Results: Four eligible studies involving 343 cancer patients were included in the review. The methodological quality of the studies was generally fair. Symptom clusters seemed to improve with the provision of PEI. Meta-analysis shows significant improvement in functional performance. Conclusions: The evidence that PEI could alleviate cancer symptom clusters is encouraging but inconclusive in this review. Future well-designed investigations testing some commonly used PEI such as progressive muscle relaxation and patient education on various types of cancer symptom clusters are warranted. Implications for Practice: This review suggests a promising role of PEI in managing cancer symptom clusters. Healthcare providers should increase their awareness of managing symptom clusters using PEI to yield more effective and efficient cancer care.
著者Xiao W., Chow K.M., So W.K.W., Leung D.Y.P., Chan C.W.H.
期刊名稱Cancer Nursing
詳細描述Published online; DOI: 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000313
出版年份2016
月份7
日期1
卷號39
期次4
出版社Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Ltd.
出版地United States
頁次279 - 291
國際標準期刊號0162-220X
電子國際標準期刊號1538-9804
語言英式英語
關鍵詞Cancer, Psychoeducational intervention, Symptom clusters, Systematic review

上次更新時間 2021-17-01 於 01:16