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Review: non-invasive interventions improve symptoms and psychological functioning in patients with lung cancer

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Q Are non-invasive interventions delivered by healthcare professionals effective for improving symptoms, psychological functioning, and quality of life in patients with lung cancer?


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Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (Cochrane Library, Issue 4, 2003), Medline (1966–2003), EMBASE/Excerpta Medica (1974–2003), CINAHL (1982–2002), CancerLit (1975–2002), PsycINFO (1873–2003), bibliographies of relevant articles, and researchers in the field.

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randomised controlled trials (RCTs) or controlled clinical trials (CCT) that evaluated non-invasive interventions (ie, any physical treatment that does not require catheterisation, skin puncture, intubation, incision, drainage, endoscopy, or pharmacological intervention) based on clinical judgment and knowledge, and performed by healthcare professionals to enhance patient wellbeing or quality of life in patients with lung cancer (patients with other …

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  • For correspondence: MrI Solà, Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain.

  • Source of funding: Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Spain.