Journal article

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

Anna Ugalde, Kerry Haynes, Anna Boltong, Victoria White, Meinir Krishnasamy, Penelope Schofield, Sanchia Aranda, Patricia Livingston

PATIENT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: 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. METHODS: A systematic search of Medline, PsychInfo and CINAHL identified 15 relevant papers, reporting on 14 studies. RESULTS: Of the interventions, three studies comprised hard-copy workbooks, six studies used ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This review was brokered by Sax Institute for Cancer Institute NSW, Australia. Anna Ugalde is funded with an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from Deakin University.