Critical appraisal:Solà I, Thompson E, Subirana M, López C, Pascual A 2004 2

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Article being appraised

Solà I, Thompson E, Subirana M, López C, Pascual A. Non-invasive interventions for improving well-being and quality of life in patients with lung cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2004 Oct 18;(4):CD004282 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15495096.


Applicable clinical question

Key Facts

Study Design

systematic review — Randomised or quasi randomised clinical trials were included.

Number of Patients:

833


Includes an economic evaluation

no

Evidence ratings

Level of evidence

I

Risk of bias
Moderate risk of bias Comments: Met the criteria for adequate search strategy, quality assessment, good summary fo studies. Two authors independently assessed relevant studies, 9 trials were included. However only one Study included specifically looked at psychotherapeutic interventions for lung cancer patients and three studies Nursing programs included psychosocial outcomes



Relevance of evidence
1 Additional comments: Nursing program lead to greater patient satisfaction

Counselling may be effective in helping patient cope more effectively with emotional symptoms associated with disease but the most of appropriate way of delivering this remains unclear

Result of appraisal

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Completed by

Dr Natasha Michael MBChB MRCP MRCGP MSC


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Article
Solà I, Thompson E, Subirana M, López C, Pascual A. Non-invasive interventions for improving well-being and quality of life in patients with lung cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2004 Oct 18;(4):CD004282 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15495096.
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Topic area
Guidelines:Lung cancer/Treatment/Non-small-cell stage IV inoperable
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