Journal article

Do problem-solving interventions improve psychosocial outcomes in vision impaired adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Edith E Holloway, Jing Xie, Bonnie A Sturrock, Ecosse L Lamoureux, Gwyneth Rees

PATIENT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of problem-solving interventions on psychosocial outcomes in vision impaired adults. METHODS: A systematic search of randomised controlled trials (RCTs), published between 1990 and 2013, that investigated the impact of problem-solving interventions on depressive symptoms, emotional distress, quality of life (QoL) and functioning was conducted. Two reviewers independently selected and appraised study quality. Data permitting, intervention effects were statistically pooled and meta-analyses were performed, otherwise summarised descriptively. RESULTS: Eleven studies (reporting on eight trials) met inclusion criteria. Pooled analysis showed problem-solvin..

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