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Audit, research and guideline update
Cochrane corner: psychological interventions for individuals with cystic fibrosis and their families
  1. Lutz Goldbeck1,
  2. Astrid Fidika1,
  3. Marion Herle1,
  4. Alexandra L Quittner2
  1. 1Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychotherapy, Medical Centre, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
  2. 2Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA
  1. Correspondence to Lutz Goldbeck, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychotherapy, Medical Centre, University of Ulm, Krankenhausweg 3, 89075 Ulm, Germany; lutz.goldbeck{at}uniklinik-ulm.de

Abstract

Psychological issues associated with cystic fibrosis may arise from the patients’ lifelong disease- and treatment-related burden. This Cochrane Review aimed to determine psychosocial and physical outcomes of psychological interventions. Trial registries, databases and professional networks were used to identify relevant studies. Altogether, 16 studies involving 556 participants were included. They were heterogeneous in their methods, design, target groups, and outcomes. Overall, the current evidence for psychological interventions is insufficient. Preliminary evidence was available for interventions targeting specific aspects of the treatment regimen, such as behavioural nutrition interventions.

  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Psychology

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