A systematic review of psycho-oncology research in Chinese populations: emerging trends

Chambers, S. K., Hyde, M. K., Au, A. M. L., Ip, D., Shum, D. and Dunn, J. (2013) A systematic review of psycho-oncology research in Chinese populations: emerging trends. European Journal of Cancer Care, 22 6: 824-831. doi:10.1111/ecc.12087


Author Chambers, S. K.
Hyde, M. K.
Au, A. M. L.
Ip, D.
Shum, D.
Dunn, J.
Title A systematic review of psycho-oncology research in Chinese populations: emerging trends
Journal name European Journal of Cancer Care   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0961-5423
1365-2354
Publication date 2013-11-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1111/ecc.12087
Volume 22
Issue 6
Start page 824
End page 831
Total pages 8
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The burden of cancer in China is increasing with future psycho-oncological interventions crucial. A systematic review of psycho-oncology research in China was undertaken to assess quantity, design and target trends over time. Medline, PsycINFO, CINAHL, ProQuest, Web of Science (1999-November Week 4, 2012) were searched. Inclusion criteria were: included cancer patients and/or partners or caregivers from resident Chinese populations (either at least 80% of participants are from China, Hong Kong or Taiwan); assessed psychological adjustment relating to cancer and published in English after 1 January 1999 and prior to 30 November 2012. In all, 208 articles met inclusion criteria. Of these: 52 were cross-sectional descriptive quantitative; 30 were cross-sectional descriptive qualitative; 27 were prospective descriptive quantitative; 2 were prospective descriptive qualitative; 18 assessed interventions; 79 presented instrument validation. Publications increased eightfold from 1999 to 2012. Most studies included patients (n = 195) with 11 articles focusing on caregivers and two on patient-caregiver dyads. The most common cancer studied was breast cancer. The psycho-oncology research effort in China is dramatically increasing. A focus on culturally relevant approaches to underpin the evaluation of empirically derived interventions is warranted; as is direction of efforts to other cancers such as lung and prostate.
Keyword Cancer
China
Psychological adjustment
Quality of life
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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