Cochrane corner: Psychological interventions for individuals with cystic fibrosis and their families

Lutz Goldbeck, Astrid Fidika, Marion Herle, Alexandra Quittner

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1089-1091
Number of pages3
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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