Sleep-Wake Disturbances Search Strategy

Search Dates: Search results of literature retrieved March 2009 – October 31, 2013

Search Terms:  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])

Limits: Cancer

Databases: PubMed, CINAHL, Cochrane Collaboration, NCCN

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

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Grey literature
  2. Descriptive study

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