Journal article

The Effects of Positive Psychological Interventions on Medical Patients' Anxiety: A Meta-analysis

Lydia Brown, Juan Pablo Ospina, Christopher M Celano, Jeff C Huffman

PSYCHOSOMATIC MEDICINE | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Positive psychology interventions, which involve systematic completion of activities designed to promote well-being, are being increasingly studied in medically ill patients. However, the extent to which these interventions ameliorate patient anxiety remains unclear. Therefore, the aim of the study was to conduct a meta-analysis to determine the efficacy of positive psychology interventions in reducing anxiety in medical patients. METHODS: Electronic databases Medline, PsycINFO, SciELO, Cochrane (Central), and ClinicalTrials.gov were searched from inception to June 18, 2018, to identify studies of positive psychology interventions that included a validated measure of anxiety as an..

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Awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was partially funded by an Endeavour Postdoctoral Travel Fellowship awarded by the Australian Government (to L.B.). Time for analysis and article preparation was also funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute through Grants R01HL113272 (to J.C.H.) and K23HL123607 (to C.M.C.). The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health. The sponsor had no role in the design, analysis, interpretation, or publication of the manuscript. C.M.C. has received honoraria for talks to Sunovion Pharmaceuticals on topics unrelated to this research.