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Self-guided interventions for managing psychological distress in people with cancer - a systematic review

Ugalde, Anna, Haynes, Kerry, Boltong, Anna, White, Victoria, Krishnasamy, Meinir, Schofield, Penelope, Aranda, Sanchia and Livingston, Patricia 2017, Self-guided interventions for managing psychological distress in people with cancer - a systematic review, Patient education and counseling, vol. 100, no. 5, pp. 846-857, doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2016.12.009.

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Title Self-guided interventions for managing psychological distress in people with cancer - a systematic review
Author(s) Ugalde, AnnaORCID iD for Ugalde, Anna
Haynes, Kerry
Boltong, Anna
White, VictoriaORCID iD for White, Victoria
Krishnasamy, Meinir
Schofield, Penelope
Aranda, Sanchia
Livingston, PatriciaORCID iD for Livingston, Patricia
Journal name Patient education and counseling
Volume number 100
Issue number 5
Start page 846
End page 857
Total pages 12
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2017-05
ISSN 0738-3991
Keyword(s) Cancer
Science & Technology
Social Sciences
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
Social Sciences - Other Topics
Randomized controlled-trial
Depressive symptoms
Health conditions
Prostate cancer
Summary People with cancer can experience psychological distress but do not always desire, or engage with, professional support to assist with managing distress. Interventions that are self-directed or guided by patients may hold promise as they allow patients to engage with interventions as they need. The objective of this review is to describe and appraise the evidence for effectiveness of self-guided interventions that aim to manage psychological distress in people with cancer. A systematic search of Medline, PsychInfo and CINAHL identified 15 relevant papers, reporting on 14 studies. Of the interventions, three studies comprised hard-copy workbooks, six studies used resource packs, four were online resources and one was a brief multimedia resource. One study was adequately powered and demonstrated a positive effect. Almost all interventions required some level of facilitation. Distressed participants may benefit more from interventions. Self-guided interventions represent a potentially efficient way of delivering support for people affected by cancer, however evidence supporting them is lacking. There is a need to generate evidence to understand the impact of self-guided interventions for: i) the ideal delivery point in the disease trajectory, ii) patient groups, iii) intervention content and iv) type and mode of delivery.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.pec.2016.12.009
Field of Research 111004 Clinical Nursing: Tertiary (Rehabilitative)
11 Medical And Health Sciences
17 Psychology And Cognitive Sciences
Socio Economic Objective 920210 Nursing
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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