Journal article

Psychosocial well-being of brain cancer patients and support persons: A mapping review of study types over time

Lucy AP Boyd, Amy E Waller, David Hill, Rob W Sanson-Fisher

European Journal of Cancer Care | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: This review examined the: (1) number of publications exploring psychosocial outcomes of adults with brain cancer and/or support persons between 1999 and 2019 and whether there has been a change in the type of research over time; and (2) proportion of intervention studies meeting Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC) research design criteria. METHODS: Embase, The Cochrane Library, Medline and PsycINFO databases were electronically searched January 1999 to December 2019. Articles were examined against inclusion/exclusion criteria and coded into measurement, descriptive or intervention categories. Intervention studies were assessed against the EPOC design cri..

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Grants

Awarded by Cancer Council NSW


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by a Strategic Research Partnership Grant (CSR 11-02; Author 4) from The Cancer Council NSW. LB is supported by a University of Newcastle PhD Scholarship. These funding sources had no role in the design of this study and did not have any role during its execution, analyses, interpretation of the data or decision to submit results. This research was also supported by infrastructure funding from University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute