Depression Search Strategy

DEPRESSION SEARCH STRATEGY AND RESULTS
 
Initial references prior to update: 25
 
Databases searched for update: PubMed, CINAHL, NCCN, and Cochrane Collaboration
 
Search results of literature retrieved 5/1/2008–4/29/2015:
  • PubMed
    • (depress*[ti] OR depression[majr]) AND (Therapy/Broad[filter] OR systematic[sb]) AND ("2008/05/01"[PDAT] : "2015/04/29"[PDAT] AND cancer[sb])
    • 2,094 citations retrieved
  • CINAHL
    • ((MM "Depression/PC/TH/DH/DT/NU") OR (TI depress*)) AND (cancer OR neoplasms OR oncolog*)
    • Limiters: Published Date: 20080501-20150429, English Language, Human
    • 576 citations retrieved
  • NCCN
    • National Comprehensive Cancer Network. (2012). NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology: Distress management [v.2.2013]. Retrieved from http://www.nccn.org/professionals/physician_gls/pdf/distress.pdf
  • Cochrane Collaboration
    • Akechi, T., Okuyama, T., Onishi, J., Morita, T., & Furukawa, T.A. (2008). Psychotherapy for depression among incurable cancer patients. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2008(2). doi:10.1002/14651858.CD005537.pub2 
    • Bradt, J., Dileo, C., Grocke, D., & Magill, L. (2011). Music interventions for improving psychological and physical outcomes in cancer patients. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2011(8). doi:10.1002/14651858.CD006911.pub2
    • Bradt, J., Shim, M., & Goodill, S.W. (2015). Dance/movement therapy for improving psychological and physical outcomes in cancer patients. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2015(1). doi:10.1002/14651858.CD007103.pub3
    • Chan, R.J., Webster, J., & Marquart, L. (2011). Information interventions for orienting patients and their carers to cancer care facilities. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2011(12). doi:10.1002/14651858.CD008273.pub2
    • Fellowes, D., Barnes, K., & Wilkinson, S. (2004). Aromatherapy and massage for symptom relief in patients with cancer. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2004(3). doi:10.1002/14651858.CD002287.pub2
    • Galway, K., Black, A., Cantwell, M., Cardwell, C.R., Mills, M., & Donnelly, M. (2012). Psychosocial interventions to improve quality of life and emotional wellbeing for recently diagnosed cancer patients. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2012(11). doi:10.1002/14651858.CD007064.pub2
    • Moore, P.M., Rivera Mercado, S., Grez Artigues, M., & Lawrie, T.A. (2013). Communication skills training for healthcare professionals working with people who have cancer. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2013(3). doi:10.1002/14651858.CD003751.pub3
    • Rayner, L., Price, A., Evans, A., Valsraj, K., Higginson, I.J., & Hotopf, M. (2010). Antidepressants for depression in physically ill people. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2010(3). doi:10.1002/14651858.CD007503.pub2
171 titles were selected for a full article review.
 
223 final studies were included after the removal of duplicates and studies that did not meet inclusion criteria and the addition of manuscripts retrieved in other topics meeting depression-specific criteria.
 
Inclusion Criteria: 
1. Full research report, systematic review, guideline, or meta-analysis
2. Study must report results of the measurement of depression or depressive symptoms
3. Study examines an intervention aimed at affecting the symptom
4. Study sample must include patients with cancer
5. As of 1/1/2016, additional inclusions are (a) sample size of at least 40 or 20 per study group, and (b) for complex interventions, the description of the intervention must be sufficient to identify the components of that intervention.
 
Exclusion Criteria: 
1. Grey literature

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