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Evid Based Nurs 8:113 doi:10.1136/ebn.8.4.113
  • Treatment

Review: some evidence suggests that cognitive behaviour therapy may reduce chest pain in the short term in patients with non-specific chest pain and normal coronary anatomy

Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) v control in patients with non-specific chest pain and normal coronary anatomy*

Outcomes Number of trials (n) Weighted event rates RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
CBT Control
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; weighted event rates, RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
Chest pain at 3 months 3 (172) 64% 93% 32% (19 to 43) 4 (3 to 6)
Chest pain at 3–9 months 2 (111) 54% 93% 42% (24 to 55) 3 (2 to 5)

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