The effect of complex interventions on depression and anxiety in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: systematic review and meta-analysis

Peter A Coventry, Peter Bower, Christopher Keyworth, Cassandra Kenning, Jasmin Knopp, Charlotte Garrett, Daniel Hind, Alice Malpass, Chris Dickens

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Abstract

Depression and anxiety are very common in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and are associated with excess morbidity and mortality. Patients prefer non-drug treatments and clinical guidelines promote non-pharmacological interventions as first line therapy for depression and anxiety in people with long term conditions. However the comparative effectiveness of psychological and lifestyle interventions among COPD patients is not known. We assessed whether complex psychological and/or lifestyle interventions are effective in reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression in patients with COPD. We then determined what types of psychological and lifestyle interventions are most effective.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e60532
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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