Effect of Psycho-Educational Intervention to Reduce Anxiety and Depression at Postintervention and Follow-Up in Women with Breast Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Kouthar S. Al-Alawi, Mohammed Al-Azri, Amal Al-Fahdi, Moon F. Chan*

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Objectives: To examine the effectiveness of the psycho-educational intervention in reducing anxiety and depressive symptoms for women with breast cancer in post- and follow-up status. Data Sources: A systematic search of 16 electronic databases to identify all randomized controlled trial studies that examine the effects of psycho-education on anxiety and depression among women with breast cancer. The standardized mean differences (SMDs) between groups in depression and anxiety levels for postintervention and follow-up were computed for each study. Conclusion: Evidence suggests that psycho-educational intervention effectively relieves anxiety and depressive symptoms among women with breast cancer postintervention and follow-up. Implications for Practice: A significant effect of the psycho-education intervention was found to reduce anxiety and depressive symptoms in women with breast cancer. Such service was recommended in nursing practice.

Original languageEnglish
Article number151315
JournalSeminars in Oncology Nursing
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022


  • Breast cancer
  • Depression. Anxiety. Psycho-education. Systematic review and meta-analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology(nursing)

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