Article Text

Download PDFPDF

Review: cognitive care and combined cognitive and emotional care interventions may influence patients' health outcomes

Statistics from

 QUESTION: Do cognitive and emotional care interventions during patient–clinician interactions affect patients' health outcomes?

Data sources

Studies were identified by searching Medline, EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, CINAHL, PsycLIT, Amed, Sociofile, Social Science Citation Index, Science Citation Index, SIGLE, and Dissertation Abstracts databases; requesting studies from Evidence-Based Health (internet discussion list); and contacting experts.

Study selection

Randomised controlled trials were selected if they had ≥ 1 treatment that was a contextual intervention related to a patient–practitioner relationship and patients had a physical illness. Studies were excluded if they examined contextual factors relating to characteristics of the treatment and identified psychological interventions, or had a theoretical base (such as psychotherapy, counselling, or health education [including communication skills training]), or were directed at drug addicted or psychiatric patients.

Data extraction

Data were extracted by using guidelines from the National Health Service Centre for Reviews …

View Full Text

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.