Review collection - Anxiety

66 reviews


Bachu AK, Kotapati VP, Kainth T, Patel R, Youssef NA, Tampi RR. Electroconvulsive therapy in individuals with dementia/major NCD presenting with behavioral symptoms: a systematic review. Int Psychogeriatr. 2023 May 12:1-16. doi: 10.1017/S104161022300039X. Epub ahead of print.

Christiansen CF, Løkke A, Bregnballe V, Prior TS, Farver-Vestergaard I. COPD-Related Anxiety: A Systematic Review of Patient Perspectives. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2023 Jun 6;18:1031-1046. doi: 10.2147/COPD.S404701.

Eisma MC, Bernemann K, Aehlig L, Janshen A, Doering BK. Adult attachment and prolonged grief: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Pers Individ Dif. 2023 Nov;214:112315. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2023.112315.

Lee ARYB, Yau CE, Low CE, Li J, Ho RCM, Ho CSH. Severity and Longitudinal Course of Depression, Anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress in Paediatric and Young Adult Cancer Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Clin Med. 2023 Feb 23;12(5):1784. doi: 10.3390/jcm12051784.

Lee JL, Jeong Y. The Effect of Dignity Therapy on Terminally-Ill Adult Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Iran J Public Health. 2023;52(1):10-22. doi: 10.18502/ijph.v52i1.11661

Möhler R, Calo S, Renom A, Renom H, Meyer G. Personally tailored activities for improving psychosocial outcomes for people with dementia in long-term care. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2023 Mar 13;3(3):CD009812. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009812.pub3.

Nowels MA, Kalra S, Duberstein PR, Coakley E, Saraiya B, George L, Kozlov E. Palliative Care Interventions Effects on Psychological Distress: A Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2023 Jun;65(6):e691-e713. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2023.02.001. Epub 2023 Feb 9.

Sicignano D, Snow-Caroti K, Hernandez AV, White CM. The Impact of Psychedelic Drugs on Anxiety and Depression in Advanced Cancer or other Life-threatening Disease: A Systematic Review With Meta-analysis. Am J Clin Oncol. 2023 Jun 1;46(6):236-245. doi: 10.1097/COC.0000000000000998. Epub 2023 Mar 13.


Bissonnette J, Dumont E, Pinard AM, Landry M, Rainville P, Ogez D. Hypnosis and music interventions for anxiety, pain, sleep and well-being in palliative care: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2022 Mar 15:bmjspcare-2022-003551. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2022-003551. Epub ahead of print.

Hu SQ, Tang W, Zhang WQ, Chen HL, Shen WQ. Incidence of Death Anxiety in Palliative Care: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Omega (Westport). 2022 May 24:302228221104298. doi: 10.1177/00302228221104298. Epub ahead of print.

Phoon J, Tan YP, Harding R. A Systematic Review and Narrative Synthesis of the Evidence Underpinning Theoretical Perspectives and Cultural Influences on Forgiveness in Palliative Care. J Palliat Med. 2022 Jun 20. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2021.0657. Epub ahead of print.

Schweighoffer R, Schumacher AM, Blaese R, Walter S, Eckstein S. A Systematic Review and Bayesian Network Meta-Analysis Investigating the Effectiveness of Psychological Short-Term Interventions in Inpatient Palliative Care Settings. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Jun 23;19(13):7711. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19137711.

Shakeri B, Abdi K, Bagi M, Dalvand S, Shahriari H, Sadeghi S, Ghanei Gheshlagh R. A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Death Anxiety Among Iranian Patients With Cancer. Omega (Westport). 2022 Feb 6:302228211070400. doi: 10.1177/00302228211070400. Epub ahead of print.


Khalvati M, Babakhanian M, Khalvati M, Nafei A, Khalvati M, Ghafuri R. Death Anxiety in the Elderly in Iran: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Iran J Ageing. 2021;16(2):152-71.

Sharif Nia H, Lehto RH, Pahlevan Sharif S, Mashrouteh M, Goudarzian AH, Rahmatpour P, Torkmandi H, Yaghoobzadeh A. A Cross-Cultural Evaluation of the Construct Validity of Templer's Death Anxiety Scale: A Systematic Review. Omega (Westport). 2021 Sep;83(4):760-776. doi: 10.1177/0030222819865407. Epub 2019 Jul 31.

Yu CL, Yang FC, Yang SN, Tseng PT, Stubbs B, Yeh TC, Hsu CW, Li DJ, Liang CS. Psilocybin for End-of-Life Anxiety Symptoms: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Psychiatry Investig. 2021 Oct;18(10):958-967. doi: 10.30773/pi.2021.0209. Epub 2021 Oct 8.

Zheng R, Guo Q, Chen Z, Zeng Y. Dignity therapy, psycho-spiritual well-being and quality of life in the terminally ill: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2021 Aug 5:bmjspcare-2021-003180. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2021-003180. Epub ahead of print.


Hussain Rawther SC, Pai MS, Fernandes DJ, Mathew S, Chakrabarty J, Devi ES. Specialist nurse initiated interventions in breast cancer care: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials. J Clin Nurs. 2020 Apr 3. doi: 10.1111/jocn.15268. Epub ahead of print.


Barker MM, Beresford B, Bland M, Fraser LK. Prevalence and Incidence of Anxiety and Depression Among Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults With Life-Limiting Conditions: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Pediatr. 2019 Jul 8. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.1712. [Epub ahead of print]

Brown Wilson C, Arendt L, Nguyen M, Scott TL, Neville CC, Pachana NA. Nonpharmacological Interventions for Anxiety and Dementia in Nursing Homes: A Systematic Review. Gerontologist. 2019 Nov 16;59(6):e731-e742. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnz020.

Hsu CH, Chi CC, Chen PS, Wang SH, Tung TH, Wu SC. The effects of aromatherapy massage on improvement of anxiety among patients receiving palliative care: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Mar;98(9):e14720. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000014720.

Kaddour L, Kishita N. Anxiety in Informal Dementia Carers: A Meta-Analysis of Prevalence. J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol. 2019 Aug 13:891988719868313. doi: 10.1177/0891988719868313. [Epub ahead of print]

Niedzwiedz CL, Knifton L, Robb KA, Katikireddi SV, Smith DJ. Depression and anxiety among people living with and beyond cancer: a growing clinical and research priority. BMC Cancer. 2019 Oct 11;19(1):943. doi: 10.1186/s12885-019-6181-4.

Wang YH, Li JQ, Shi JF, Que JY, Liu JJ, Lappin JM, Leung J, Ravindran AV, Chen WQ, Qiao YL, Shi J, Lu L, Bao YP. Depression and anxiety in relation to cancer incidence and mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies. Mol Psychiatry. 2019 Nov 19. doi: 10.1038/s41380-019-0595-x. [Epub ahead of print]

Watson B, Tatangelo G, McCabe M. Depression and Anxiety Among Partner and Offspring Carers of People With Dementia: A Systematic Review. Gerontologist. 2019 Oct;59(5):e597-e610. doi:10.1093/geront/gny049.

Zhao QG, Zhang HR, Wen X, Wang Y, Chen XM, Chen N, Sun Y, Liu H, Lu PJ. Exercise interventions on patients with end-stage renal disease: a systematic review. Clin Rehabil. 2019 Feb;33(2):147-156. doi: 10.1177/0269215518817083.

Zuccala M, Menzies RE, Hunt CJ, Abbott MJ. A systematic review of the psychometric properties of death anxiety self-report measures. Death Stud. 2019 Dec 6:1-23. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2019.1699203. [Epub ahead of print]


Chaponda M, Aldhouse N, Kroes M, Wild L, Robinson C, Smith A. Systematic review of the prevalence of psychiatric illness and sleep disturbance as co-morbidities of HIV infection in the UK. Int J STD AIDS. 2018 Jun;29(7):704-713. doi: 10.1177/0956462417750708. Epub 2018 Feb 2.

Creighton AS, Davison TE, Kissane DW. The assessment of anxiety in aged care residents: a systematic review of the psychometric properties of commonly used measures. Int Psychogeriatr. 2018 Jul;30(7):967-979. doi: 10.1017/S1041610217002599. Epub 2017 Dec 10.

Grossman CH, Brooker J, Michael N, Kissane D. Death anxiety interventions in patients with advanced cancer: A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2018 Jan;32(1):172-184. doi: 10.1177/0269216317722123. Epub 2017 Aug 8.

Herman M, Horner K, Ly J, Vayl Y. Deactivation of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators in Heart Failure: A Systematic Review. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2018 Feb;20(1):63-71.

Jansen K, Haugen DF, Pont L, Ruths S. Safety and Effectiveness of Palliative Drug Treatment in the Last Days of Life-A Systematic Literature Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Feb;55(2):508-521.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.06.010. Epub 2017 Aug 10.

Kuring JK, Mathias JL, Ward L. Prevalence of Depression, Anxiety and PTSD in People with Dementia: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Neuropsychol Rev. 2018 Dec;28(4):393-416. doi: 10.1007/s11065-018-9396-2. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Lehto RH. Miller SEL, Flanigan M, Wyatt G. Mental health in patients with advanced cancer at the end of life: evaluation of evidence and future directions. Expert Rev Qual Life Cancer Care. 2018;3(2-3):79-94.

Noone D, Stott J, Aguirre E, Llanfear K, Spector A. Meta-analysis of psychosocial interventions for people with dementia and anxiety or depression. Aging Ment Health. 2018 Oct 17:1-10. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2018.1495177. [Epub ahead of print]

Nunns M, Mayhew D, Ford T, Rogers M, Curle C, Logan S, Moore D. Effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions to reduce procedural anxiety in children and adolescents undergoing treatment for cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychooncology. 2018 Aug;27(8):1889-1899. doi: 10.1002/pon.4749. Epub 2018 May 22.

Petty S, Harvey K, Griffiths A, Coleston DM, Dening T. Emotional distress with dementia: A systematic review using corpus-based analysis and meta-ethnography. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2018 May;33(5):679-687. doi: 10.1002/gps.4870. Epub 2018 Mar 2.

Scott-Sheldon LAJ, Balletto BL, Donahue ML, Feulner MM, Cruess DG, Salmoirago-Blotcher E, Wing RR, Carey MP. Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Adults Living with HIV/AIDS: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. AIDS Behav. 2018 Jul 27. doi: 10.1007/s10461-018-2236-9. [Epub ahead of print]

Shaw J, Pearce A, Lopez AL, Price MA. Clinical anxiety disorders in the context of cancer: A scoping review of impact on resource use and healthcare costs. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2018 Jul 17:e12893. doi: 10.1111/ecc.12893. [Epub ahead of print]

Sherifali D, Ali MU, Ploeg J, Markle-Reid M, Valaitis R, Bartholomew A, Fitzpatrick-Lewis D, McAiney C. Impact of Internet-Based Interventions on Caregiver Mental Health: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Med Internet Res. 2018 Jul 3;20(7):e10668. doi: 10.2196/10668.

Tang Y, Fu F, Gao H, Shen L, Chi I, Bai Z. Art therapy for anxiety, depression, and fatigue in females with breast cancer: A systematic review. J Psychosoc Oncol. 2018 Nov 13:1-17. doi: 10.1080/07347332.2018.1506855. [Epub ahead of print]

Vanle B, Olcott W, Jimenez J, Bashmi L, Danovitch I, IsHak WW. NMDA antagonists for treating the non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease. Transl Psychiatry. 2018 Jun 15;8(1):117. doi: 10.1038/s41398-018-0162-2.

Venasse M, Edwards T, Pilutti LA. Exploring Wellness Interventions in Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: an Evidence-Based Review. Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2018 Apr 10;20(5):13. doi: 10.1007/s11940-018-0497-2.


Curran L, Sharpe L, Butow P. Anxiety in the context of cancer: A systematic review and development of an integrated model. Clin Psychol Rev. 2017 Aug;56:40-54. doi: 10.1016/j.cpr.2017.06.003. Epub 2017 Jun 28.

Lazor T, Tigelaar L, Pole JD, De Souza C, Tomlinson D, Sung L. Instruments to measure anxiety in children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer: a systematic review. Support Care Cancer. 2017 Sep;25(9):2921-2931. doi: 10.1007/s00520-017-3743-3. Epub 2017 Jun 3.

Salt S, Mulvaney CA, Preston NJ. Drug therapy for symptoms associated with anxiety in adult palliative care patients. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 May 18;5:CD004596. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD004596.pub3.


Carvalho TL, de Almeida LM, Lorega CM, Barata MF, Ferreira ML, de Brito-Marques PR, Correia Cda C. Depresion and anxiety in individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a systematic review. Trends Psychiatry Psychother. 2016 Jan-Mar;38(1):1-5. doi: 10.1590/2237-6089-2015-0030. Epub 2016 Mar 18.

Zweers D, de Graaf E, Teunissen SC. Non-pharmacological nurse-led interventions to manage anxiety in patients with advanced cancer: A systematic literature review. Int J Nurs Stud. 2016 Apr;56:102-13. Epub 2015 Nov 10.


Candy B, Jackson KC, Jones L, Tookman A, King M. Drug therapy for symptoms associated with anxiety in adult palliative care patients. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Oct 17;10:CD004596.

Carey M, Noble N, Sanson-Fisher R, MacKenzie L. Identifying psychological morbidity among people with cancer using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale: time to revisit first principles? Psychooncology. 2012 Mar;21(3):229-38.

Piet J, Würtzen H, Zachariae R. The effect of mindfulness-based therapy on symptoms of anxiety and depression in adult cancer patients and survivors: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2012 Dec;80(6):1007-20. doi: 10.1037/a0028329. Epub 2012 May 7.


Falkensteiner M, Mantovan F, Müller I, Them C. The use of massage therapy for reducing pain, anxiety, and depression in oncological palliative care patients: a narrative review of the literature. ISRN Nurs. 2011;2011:929868. Epub 2011 Aug 23.

Lee JS, Lee MS, Min K, Lew JH, Lee BJ. Acupressure for treating neurological disorders: a systematic review. Int J Neurosci. 2011 Aug;121(8):409-14. Epub 2011 May 6.

Mitchell AJ, Chan M, Bhatti H, Halton M, Grassi L, Johansen C, Meader N. Prevalence of depression, anxiety, and adjustment disorder in oncological, haematological, and palliative-care settings: a meta-analysis of 94 interview-based studies. Lancet Oncol. 2011 Feb;12(2):160-74. Epub 2011 Jan 19.

Vodermaier A, Millman RD. Accuracy of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale as a screening tool in cancer patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Support Care Cancer. 2011 Dec;19(12):1899-908. Epub 2011 Sep 4


Mitchell AJ, Meader N, Symonds P. Diagnostic validity of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) in cancer and palliative settings: a meta-analysis. J Affect Disord. 2010 Nov;126(3):335-48. Epub 2010 Mar 5.


Naaman SC, Radwan K, Fergusson D, Johnson S. Status of psychological trials in breast cancer patients: a report of three meta-analyses. Psychiatry. 2009 Spring;72(1):50-69.


Jackson E, Kelley M, McNeil P, Meyer E, Schlegel L, Eaton M. Does therapeutic touch help reduce pain and anxiety in patients with cancer? Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2008 Feb;12(1):113-20.

Jacobsen PB, Jim HS. Psychosocial interventions for anxiety and depression in adult cancer patients: achievements and challenges. CA Cancer J Clin. 2008 Jul-Aug;58(4):214-30. Epub 2008 Jun 16.


Mitchell AJ. Pooled results from 38 analyses of the accuracy of distress thermometer and other ultra-short methods of detecting cancer-related mood disorders. J Clin Oncol. 2007 Oct 10;25(29):4670-81. Epub 2007 Sep 10.

Richards T, Johnson J, Sparks A, Emerson H. The effect of music therapy on patients' perception and manifestation of pain, anxiety, and patient satisfaction. Medsurg Nurs. 2007 Feb;16(1):7-14.


Onrust SA, Cuijpers P. Mood and anxiety disorders in widowhood: a systematic review. Aging Ment Health. 2006 Jul;10(4):327-34.

Pilkington K, Kirkwood G, Rampes H, Fisher P, Richardson J. Homeopathy for anxiety and anxiety disorders: a systematic review of the research. Homeopathy. 2006 Jul;95(3):151-62.


Jackson KC, Lipman AG. Drug therapy for anxiety in palliative care. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2004;(1):CD004596 [Update].


Fortner BV, Neimeyer RA. Death anxiety in older adults: a quantitative review. Death Stud. 1999 Jul-Aug;23(5):387-411.

Last updated 07 August 2023