Sleep-Wake Disturbances Search Strategy

Initial references prior to update: 24
Databases searched for update: PubMed, CINAHL
Search results of literature retrieved 1/1/2009–1/31/2017
  • PubMed:
    • Sleep Disorders/therapy[mesh] OR Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders[mesh] OR Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders/therapy[mesh] OR (sleep[ti] AND disturb*[ti]) OR (sleep[ti] AND wake[ti]) OR (sleep[ti] AND cancer[ti]) OR (insomnia[ti] AND cancer[ti]) AND ("2009/01/01"[PDAT] : "2017/01/31"[PDAT] AND cancer[sb])
    • 1,654 citations retrieved
    • (TI sleep OR MJ sleep OR TI insomnia OR MJ insomnia OR TI restless OR MJ “restless legs” OR "wake N2 disturbanc*" OR MH Sleep Disorders) AND (cancer* OR neoplasm* OR oncolog*) 
    • Limiters: English language; Clinical Queries: Therapy - High Sensitivity, Therapy - High Specificity, Therapy - Best Balance
    • 412 citations retrieved
147 titles selected for full article review
163 final studies included after removal of duplicates and studies that did not meet inclusion criteria, and addition of manuscripts retrieved in other topics meeting sleep/wake disturbances-specific criteria
Inclusion Criteria
1. Full research report, systematic review, guideline or meta-analysis
2. Study must report results of measurement of sleep disturbance or sleep quality.
3. The study examines an intervention aimed at affecting the symptom of sleep disturbance or sleep quality.
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
2. Descriptive study