Review collection - Quality of life 

256 reviews


Llop-Medina L, Ródenas-Rigla F, Gallego-Valadés A, Garcés-Ferrer J. Factorial structure of quality of life, satisfaction with caregiving and caregiver burden in palliative care: A systematic review. Nurs Open. 2024;11(1).


Agrawal US, Sarin J, Bakhshi S, Garg R. Challenges and opportunities in providing palliative care services to children with a life-limiting illness: A systematic review. Natl Med J India. 2023 Sep-Oct;35(5):284-289. doi: 10.25259/NMJI_349_2022.

Agustina R, Ispriantari A, Konlan KD, Lin MF. Impact of early palliative care on the quality of life in caregivers of cancer patients: A systematic review. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs. 2023 Jan 13. doi: 10.1111/wvn.12629. Epub ahead of print.

Baxter R, Pusa S, Andersson S, Fromme EK, Paladino J, Sandgren A. Core elements of serious illness conversations: an integrative systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2023 Jun 27:spcare-2023-004163. doi: 10.1136/spcare-2023-004163. Epub ahead of print.

Buchan EJ, Haywood A, Syrmis W, Good P. Medically assisted hydration for adults receiving palliative care. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2023;12(12):Cd006273.

Chen Y, Qiao C, Zhang X, Li W, Yang H. The Effect of Tele-palliative Care on Patient and Caregiver Outcomes: A Systematic Review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2023 Aug;40(8):907-925. doi: 10.1177/10499091221123566. Epub 2022 Sep 14.

Cui J, Fang P, Bai J, Tan L, Wan C, Yu L. Meta-analysis of effects of early palliative care on health-related outcomes among advanced cancer patients. Nurs Res. 2023;72(6):E180-e190.

Del Nero L, Sheijani AD, De Ceglie A, Bruzzone M, Ceppi M, Filiberti RA, Siersema P, Conio M. A Meta-Analysis of Endoscopic Stenting Versus Surgical Treatment for Malignant Gastric Outlet Obstruction. World J Surg. 2023 Mar 3. doi: 10.1007/s00268-023-06944-3. Epub ahead of print.

Dyer H. The art of supporting identity following a life-limiting diagnosis: A systematic review. Int J Art Ther. 2023.

Gautama MSN, Damayanti A, Khusnia AF. Impact of Early Palliative Care to Improve Quality of Life of Advanced Cancer Patients: A Meta-Analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials. Indian J Palliat Care. 2023 Jan-Mar;29(1):28-35. doi: 10.25259/IJPC_153_2022. Epub 2022 Sep 7.

Ghiglieri C, Dempster M, Wright S, Graham-Wisener L. Psychosocial functioning in individuals with advanced oesophago-gastric cancer: A mixed methods systematic review. BMC Palliat Care. 2023;22(1):164.

Hatzikiriakidis K, Ayton D, Skouteris H, Patitsas L, Smith K, Dhulia A, Poon P. A rapid umbrella review of the literature surrounding the provision of patient-centred end-of-life care. Palliat Med. 2023 Jul 13:2692163231183007. doi: 10.1177/02692163231183007. Epub ahead of print.

Hwang IY, Woo GU, Lee SY, Yoo SH, Kim KH, Kim MS, et al. Home-based supportive care in advanced cancer: A systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2023 Dec 30:spcare-2023-004721.

Järviö T, Nosraty L, Aho AL. Older individuals' perceptions of a good death: A systematic literature review. Death Stud. 2023;47(4):476-489. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2022.2092787. Epub 2022 Jul 1.

Keane D, Phillips G, Mitchell N, Connolly RM, Hegarty J. Improving quality of life and symptom experience in patients with metastatic breast cancer: A systematic review of supportive care interventions. Psychooncology. 2023 Jul 11. doi: 10.1002/pon.6183. Epub ahead of print.

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

Li Y, Hung V, Ho K, Kavalieratos D, Warda N, Zimmermann C, Quinn KL. The validity of patient-reported outcome measures of quality of life in palliative care: A systematic review. J Palliat Med. 2023.

Ng S, Ozdemir S. The associations between prognostic awareness and health-related quality of life among patients with advanced cancer: A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2023 Jun;37(6):808-823. doi: 10.1177/02692163231165325. Epub 2023 Apr 24.

Nunciaroni AT, Neves IF, Marques CSG, Santos ND, Corrêa VFA, Silva RFA. Palliative Care in Heart Failure: An Integrative Review of Nurse Practice. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2023 Jan;40(1):96-105. doi: 10.1177/10499091221085276. Epub 2022 Apr 13.

Rajeswaran T, Wong HCY, Zhang E, Kennedy SKF, Gojsevic M, Soliman H, et al. Quality of life issues in patients with bone metastases: A systematic review. Support Care Cancer. 2023;32(1):18.

Redondo Elvira T, Ibáñez Del Prado C, Cruzado JA. Psychological well-being in palliative care: A systematic review. Omega (Westport). 2023 Jun;87(2):377-400. doi: 10.1177/00302228211019203. Epub 2021 May 26.

Seica Cardoso C, Rita Matos J, Prazeres F, Gomes B. Non-pharmacological interventions in primary care to improve the quality of life of older patients with palliative care needs: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials. BMJ Open. 2023;13(12).

Shore DD. Hospice use in patients with cancer: A comprehensive clinical literature review. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2023;27(6):629-636.

Silva TO, Ribeiro HG, Moreira-Almeida A. End-of-life experiences in the dying process: scoping and mixed-methods systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2023 Jun 13:spcare-2022-004055. doi: 10.1136/spcare-2022-004055. Epub ahead of print.

Stadnyk A, Casimiro HJ, Reis-Pina P. Mindfulness on Symptom Control and Quality of Life in Patients in Palliative Care: A Systematic Review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2023 Jul 19:10499091231190879. doi: 10.1177/10499091231190879. Epub ahead of print.

Tanriverdi A, Ozcan Kahraman B, Ergin G, Karadibak D, Savci S. Effect of exercise interventions in adults with cancer receiving palliative care: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Support Care Cancer. 2023 Mar 8;31(4):205. doi: 10.1007/s00520-023-07655-0.

Toohey K, Chapman M, Rushby AM, Urban K, Ingham G, Singh B. The effects of physical exercise in the palliative care phase for people with advanced cancer: a systematic review with meta-analysis. J Cancer Surviv. 2023 Apr;17(2):399-415. doi: 10.1007/s11764-021-01153-0. Epub 2022 Jan 18.

Valleggi A, Passino C, Emdin M, Murante AM. Differences in family caregiver experiences and expectations of end-of-life heart failure care across providers and settings: a systematic literature review. BMC Health Serv Res. 2023 May 3;23(1):429. doi: 10.1186/s12913-023-09241-w.

Wang G, Xiao J, Chen Z, Huang C, Deng Y, Tang S. Good death from cancer-the patient view: systematic review of qualitative studies. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2023 Jun 23:spcare-2022-004146. doi: 10.1136/spcare-2022-004146. Epub ahead of print.


Chyr LC, Sauers EG, Dy SM, Waldfogel JM. The Application of Minimal Clinically Important Differences in Palliative Research: Interpretation of Results of a Systematic Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2022 Aug 21:S0885-3924(22)00861-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2022.08.008. Epub ahead of print.

Doppen DM, Kung DS, Maijers DI, John DM, Dunphy DH, Townsley DH, Eathorne MA, Semprini PA, Braithwaite PI. Cannabis in palliative care: a systematic review of current evidence. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2022 Jun 12:S0885-3924(22)00760-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2022.06.002. Epub ahead of print.

Fereidouni A, Rassouli M, Kianian T, Elahikhah M, Souri H, Azizi S, Barasteh S. Factors related to good death in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: a systematic review. East Mediterr Health J. 2022 Aug 31;27(8):601-609. doi: 10.26719/emhj.22.069.

Gagnon Mailhot M, Léonard G, Gadoury-Sansfaçon GP, Stout D, Ellefsen É. A Scoping Review on the Experience of Participating in Dignity Therapy for Adults at the End of Life. J Palliat Med. 2022 Jul;25(7):1143-1150. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2021.0498. Epub 2022 May 20.

Giammalva GR, Ferini G, Torregrossa F, Brunasso L, Musso S, Benigno UE, Gerardi RM, Bonosi L, Costanzo R, Paolini F, Palmisciano P, Umana GE, Di Bonaventura R, Sturiale CL, Iacopino DG, Maugeri R. The Palliative Care in the Metastatic Spinal Tumors. A Systematic Review on the Radiotherapy and Surgical Perspective. Life (Basel). 2022 Apr 12;12(4):571. doi: 10.3390/life12040571.

Hoomani Majdabadi F, Ashktorab T, Ilkhani M. Impact of palliative care on quality of life in advanced cancer: A meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2022 Jul 13:e13647. doi: 10.1111/ecc.13647. Epub ahead of print.

Houlihan MCK, Mayahara M, Swanson B, Fogg L. A review of clinical trials of advance care planning interventions adapted for limited health literacy. Palliat Support Care. 2022 Aug;20(4):593-599. doi: 10.1017/S1478951521001152.

Huo B, Song Y, Chang L, Tan B. Effects of early palliative care on patients with incurable cancer: A meta-analysis and systematic review. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2022 May 25:e13620. doi: 10.1111/ecc.13620. Epub ahead of print.

Kellehear A, Garrido M. Existential ageing and dying: A scoping review. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2022 Aug 31;104:104798. doi: 10.1016/j.archger.2022.104798. Epub ahead of print.

Kirkland SW, Yang EH, Garrido Clua M, Kruhlak M, Campbell S, Villa-Roel C, Rowe BH. Screening tools to identify patients with unmet palliative care needs in the emergency department: a systematic review. Acad Emerg Med. 2022 Mar 28. doi: 10.1111/acem.14492. Epub ahead of print.

Li Z, Wong LCK, Sultana R, Lim HJ, Tan JW, Tan QX, Wong JSM, Chia CS, Ong CJ. A systematic review on quality of life (QoL) of patients with peritoneal metastasis (PM) who underwent pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy (PIPAC). Pleura Peritoneum. 2022 Apr 21;7(2):39-49. doi: 10.1515/pp-2021-0154.

Mayland CR, Sunderland KA, Cooper M, Taylor P, Powell PA, Zeigler L, Cox V, Gilman C, Turner N, Flemming K, Fraser LK. Measuring quality of dying, death and end-of-life care for children and young people: A scoping review of available tools. Palliat Med. 2022 Aug 1:2692163221105599. doi: 10.1177/02692163221105599. Epub ahead of print.

Miller EM, Porter JE, Barbagallo MS. The Physical Hospital Environment and Its Effects on Palliative Patients and Their Families: A Qualitative Meta-Synthesis. HERD. 2022 Jan;15(1):268-291. doi: 10.1177/19375867211032931. Epub 2021 Aug 6.

Mitchinson L, Chu C, Bruun A, Sisk AR, Armstrong M, Vindrola-Padros C, Kupeli N, Candy B, Stone P. How best to capture the impact of complementary therapies in palliative care: A systematic review to identify and assess the appropriateness and validity of multi-domain tools. Palliat Med. 2022 Sep 7:2692163221122955. doi: 10.1177/02692163221122955. Epub ahead of print.

Narvaez RA, Canaria A, Nifras SR, Listones N, Topacio R, Baua ME. The role of telehealth on quality of life of palliative care patients during the COVID-19 pandemic: an integrative review. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2022 Dec 2;28(12):583-589. doi: 10.12968/ijpn.2022.28.12.583.

O'Brien J, Dingle M. A dual realist review: Compression for leg swelling at the end of life has potential quality of life benefit. J Adv Nurs. 2022 Dec;78(12):4003-4018. doi: 10.1111/jan.15458. Epub 2022 Oct 13.

Parackal A, Ramamoorthi K, Tarride JE. Economic Evaluation of Palliative Care Interventions: A Review of the Evolution of Methods From 2011 to 2019. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2022 Jan;39(1):108-122. doi: 10.1177/10499091211011138. Epub 2021 May 24.

Perna A, Smakaj A, Vitiello R, Velluto C, Proietti L, Tamburrelli FC, Maccauro G. Posterior Percutaneous Pedicle Screws Fixation Versus Open Surgical Instrumented Fusion for Thoraco-Lumbar Spinal Metastases Palliative Management: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Front Oncol. 2022 Apr 4;12:884928. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2022.884928.

Quinn KL, Krahn M, Stukel TA, Grossman Y, Goldman R, Cram P, Detsky AS, Bell CM. No Time to Waste: An Appraisal of Value at the End of Life. Value Health. 2022 Jun 8:S1098-3015(22)01966-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jval.2022.05.004. Epub ahead of print.

Sethi A, Everett E, Mehta A, Besbris J, Burke C, Pedowitz E, Kilpatrick M, Foster L, Maiser S. The Role of Specialty Palliative Care for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2022 Jul;39(7):865-873. doi: 10.1177/10499091211049386. Epub 2021 Sep 28.

Shih HH, Chang HJ, Huang TW. Effects of Early Palliative Care in Advanced Cancer Patients: A Meta-Analysis. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2022 Nov;39(11):1350-1357. doi: 10.1177/10499091221075570. Epub 2022 Mar 1.

Vornhülz M, Anton S, Eross B, Szakács Z, Hegyi P, Regel I, Belka C, Niyazi M, Mayerle J, Beyer G. Role of stereotactic body radiation in the enhancement of the quality of life in locally advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma: a systematic review. Radiat Oncol. 2022 Jun 17;17(1):108. doi: 10.1186/s13014-022-02076-5.

Xu S, Wang X, Wang R. The effects of integrated palliative care on quality of life and psychological distress in patients with advanced cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Palliat Med. 2022 May 17:apm-22-162. doi: 10.21037/apm-22-162. Epub ahead of print.

Yun K, Jo M, Lee Y. Understanding Cultural Beliefs of a Good Death by Older People in South Korea: An Integrative Review of the Literature. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2022 Jul 26. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000899. Epub ahead of print.


Arciero V, Delos Santos S, Koshy L, Rahmadian A, Saluja R, Everest L, Parmar A, Chan KKW. Assessment of Food and Drug Administration- and European Medicines Agency-Approved Systemic Oncology Therapies and Clinically Meaningful Improvements in Quality of Life: A Systematic Review. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Feb 1;4(2):e2033004. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.33004.

Cochrane A, Woods S, Dunne S, Gallagher P. Unmet supportive care needs associated with quality of life for people with lung cancer: A systematic review of the evidence 2007-2020. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2021 Nov 2:e13525. doi: 10.1111/ecc.13525. Epub ahead of print.

Drageset S, Austrheim G, Ellingsen S. Quality of life of women living with metastatic breast cancer and receiving palliative care: A systematic review. Health Care Women Int. 2021 Apr 2:1-22. doi: 10.1080/07399332.2021.1876063. Epub ahead of print.

De Lazzari N, Niels T, Tewes M, Götte M. A Systematic Review of the Safety, Feasibility and Benefits of Exercise for Patients with Advanced Cancer. Cancers (Basel). 2021 Sep 6;13(17):4478. doi: 10.3390/cancers13174478.

Elliott E, Watson T, Singh D, Wong C, Lo SS; AAHPM Research Committee Writing Group. Outcomes of Specialty Palliative Care Interventions for Patients with Hematologic Malignancies: A Systematic Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021 Mar 24:S0885-3924(21)00238-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2021.03.014. Epub ahead of print.

Fernandes CS, Lourenço M, Vale B. Patient card games in palliative care: integrative review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2021 Oct 27:bmjspcare-2021-003300. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2021-003300. Epub ahead of print.

Finucane AM, O'Donnell H, Lugton J, Gibson-Watt T, Swenson C, Pagliari C. Digital health interventions in palliative care: a systematic meta-review. NPJ Digit Med. 2021 Apr 6;4(1):64. doi: 10.1038/s41746-021-00430-7.

Imamah NF, Lin HR. Palliative Care in Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease: A Meta Synthesis. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Oct 11;18(20):10651. doi: 10.3390/ijerph182010651.

Jung MY, Matthews AK. A Systematic Review of Clinical Interventions Facilitating End-of-Life Communication Between Patients and Family Caregivers. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2020 May 28:1049909120929323. doi: 10.1177/1049909120929323. Epub ahead of print.

Kmetec S, Fekonja Z, Kolarič JČ, Reljić NM, McCormack B, Sigurðardóttir ÁK, Lorber M. Components for providing person-centred palliative healthcare: An umbrella review. Int J Nurs Stud. 2021 Oct 17;125:104111. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2021.104111. Epub ahead of print.

Kukla H, Herrler A, Strupp J, Voltz R. The effects of confronting one's own end of life on older individuals and those with a life-threatening disease: A systematic literature review. Palliat Med. 2021 Sep 6:2692163211042528. doi: 10.1177/02692163211042528. Epub ahead of print.

McBain C, Lawrie TA, Rogozińska E, Kernohan A, Robinson T, Jefferies S. Treatment options for progression or recurrence of glioblastoma: a network meta‐analysis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2021 Jan 05;1:CD013579. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD013579.pub2

Parackal A, Ramamoorthi K, Tarride JE. Economic Evaluation of Palliative Care Interventions: A Review of the Evolution of Methods From 2011 to 2019. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2022 Jan;39(1):108-122. doi: 10.1177/10499091211011138. Epub 2021 May 24.

Perusinghe M, Chen KY, McDermott B. Evidence-Based Management of Depression in Palliative Care: A Systematic Review. J Palliat Med. 2021 Mar 15. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2020.0659. Epub ahead of print.

Pun JKH, Cheung KM, Chow CHJ. Teaching end-of-life communication: priorities, challenges, scope-systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2021 Oct 14:bmjspcare-2020-002725. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2020-002725. Epub ahead of print.

Schaefer I, DiGiacomo M, Heneka N, Panozzo S, Luckett T, Phillips JL. Palliative care needs and experiences of people in prison: A systematic review and meta-synthesis. Palliat Med. 2021 Dec 30:2692163211068278. doi: 10.1177/02692163211068278. Epub ahead of print.

Strojan P, Grošelj A, Serša G, Plaschke CC, Vermorken JB, Nuyts S, de Bree R, Eisbruch A, Mendenhall WM, Smee R, Ferlito A. Electrochemotherapy in Mucosal Cancer of the Head and Neck: A Systematic Review. Cancers (Basel). 2021 Mar 12;13(6):1254. doi: 10.3390/cancers13061254.

Wenzel F, Pralong A, Holtick U, Scheid C, Herling M, Simon ST. Burden and Needs of Patients with Severe GvHD from the Supportive and Palliative Care Perspective-A Literature Review. Cancers (Basel). 2021 May 30;13(11):2697. doi: 10.3390/cancers13112697.

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.


Arisanti N, F Hadisoemarto P, Pudji Setiawati Sasongko E, Pandia V, Hilmanto D. The model and elements of a palliative care plan for patients with terminal illness: A systematic review (1.02MB pdf). Asia Pac Fam Med. 2020 Jan 27;18(1). doi:

Ayton DR, Gardam ML, Pritchard EK, Ruseckaite R, Ryan J, Robinson SJ, Brodaty H, Ward SA, Ahern S. Patient-Reported Outcome Measures to Inform Care of People With Dementia-A Systematic Scoping Review. Gerontologist. 2020 May 5:gnz179. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnz179. Epub ahead of print.

Broese JM, de Heij AH, Janssen DJ, Skora JA, Kerstjens HA, Chavannes NH, Engels Y, van der Kleij RM. Effectiveness and implementation of palliative care interventions for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2020 Dec 18:269216320981294. doi: 10.1177/0269216320981294. Epub ahead of print.

Cheng ST, Zhang F. A comprehensive meta-review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses on nonpharmacological interventions for informal dementia caregivers. BMC Geriatr. 2020 Apr 15;20(1):137. doi: 10.1186/s12877-020-01547-2.

Cook AC, Langston JA, Jaramillo JD, Edwards KE, Wong HN, Aslakson RA; American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Research Committee Writing Group. Opportunities for Palliative Care in Patients With Burn Injury-A Systematic Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Apr;59(4):916-931.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.11.014. Epub 2019 Nov 24.

Dönmez ÇF, Johnston B. Living in the moment for people approaching the end of life: A concept analysis. Int J Nurs Stud. 2020 Aug;108:103584. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2020.103584. Epub 2020 May 6.

Gayatri D, Efremov L, Kantelhardt EJ, Mikolajczyk R. Quality of life of cancer patients at palliative care units in developing countries: systematic review of the published literature. Qual Life Res. 2020 Sep 18. doi: 10.1007/s11136-020-02633-z. Epub ahead of print.

Gustafson C, Song MK. State of the Science of Palliative Care in Solid Organ Transplantation. Prog Transplant. 2020 Sep 15:1526924820958156. doi: 10.1177/1526924820958156. Epub ahead of print.

Hindelang M, Kirsch F, Leidl R. Effectiveness of non-pharmacological COPD management on health-related quality of life - a systematic review. Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res. 2020 Mar 12:1-13. doi: 10.1080/14737167.2020.1734455. Epub ahead of print.

Huang MH, Wang RH, Wang HH. Effect of Life Review on Quality of Life in Terminal Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Nurs Res. 2020 Apr;28(2):e83. doi: 10.1097/JNR.0000000000000335.

Jiang XH, Chen XJ, Xie QQ, Feng YS, Chen S, Peng JS. Effects of art therapy in cancer care: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2020 Jun 15:e13277. doi: 10.1111/ecc.13277. Epub ahead of print.

Kretschmer A, Ploussard G, Heidegger I, Tsaur I, Borgmann H, Surcel C, Mathieu R, de Visschere P, Valerio M, van den Bergh RCN, Marra G, Thibault C, Ost P, Gandaglia G, Tilki D; EAU-YAU Prostate Cancer Working Party. Health-related Quality of Life in Patients with Advanced Prostate Cancer: A Systematic Review. Eur Urol Focus. 2020 Feb 20:S2405-4569(20)30064-X. doi: 10.1016/j.euf.2020.01.017. Epub ahead of print.

Kyriakou M, Middleton N, Ktisti S, Philippou K, Lambrinou E. Supportive Care Interventions to Promote Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients Living with Heart Failure: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Heart Lung Circ. 2020 Jul 3:S1443-9506(20)30276-6. doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2020.04.019. Epub ahead of print.

Li Y, Xing X, Shi X, Yan P, Chen Y, Li M, Zhang W, Li X, Yang K. The effectiveness of music therapy for patients with cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Adv Nurs. 2020 Feb 3. doi: 10.1111/jan.14313. Epub ahead of print.

Maresova P, Hruska J, Klimova B, Barakovic S, Krejcar O. Activities of Daily Living and Associated Costs in the Most Widespread Neurodegenerative Diseases: A Systematic Review. Clin Interv Aging. 2020 Oct 2;15:1841-1862. doi: 10.2147/CIA.S264688.

Mills SEE, Geneen LJ, Buchanan D, Guthrie B, Smith BH. Factors associated with unscheduled care use by cancer decedents: a systematic review with narrative synthesis. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2020 Oct 13:bmjspcare-2020-002410. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2020-002410. Epub ahead of print.

Nayeri ND, Bakhshi F, Khosravi A, Najafi Z. The effect of complementary and alternative medicines on quality of life in patients with breast cancer: A systematic review. Indian J Palliat Care 2020;26:95-104.

Ortega Romero S, Velando-Soriano A, Romero-Bejar JL, Vargas-Román K, Albendín-García L, Suleiman-Martos N, Cañadas-De la Fuente GA. Nurses Training and Capacitation for Palliative Care in Emergency Units: A Systematic Review. Medicina (Kaunas). 2020 Nov 26;56(12):648. doi: 10.3390/medicina56120648.

Quinn KL, Shurrab M, Gitau K, Kavalieratos D, Isenberg SR, Stall NM, Stukel TA, Goldman R, Horn D, Cram P, Detsky AS, Bell CM. Association of Receipt of Palliative Care Interventions With Health Care Use, Quality of Life, and Symptom Burden Among Adults With Chronic Noncancer Illness: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA. 2020 Oct 13;324(14):1439-1450. doi: 10.1001/jama.2020.14205.

Sahlollbey N, Lee CKS, Shirin A, Joseph P. The impact of palliative care on clinical and patient-centred outcomes in patients with advanced heart failure: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Eur J Heart Fail. 2020 Mar 16. doi: 10.1002/ejhf.1783. Epub ahead of print.

Santana-Berlanga NDR, Porcel-Gálvez AM, Botello-Hermosa A, Barrientos-Trigo S. Instruments to measure quality of life in institutionalised older adults: Systematic review. Geriatr Nurs. 2020 Mar 13:S0197-4572(20)30054-9. doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2020.01.018. Epub ahead of print.

Schmalz G, Patschan S, Patschan D, Ziebolz D. Oral health-related quality of life in adult patients with end-stage kidney diseases undergoing renal replacement therapy - a systematic review. BMC Nephrol. 2020 Apr 29;21(1):154. doi: 10.1186/s12882-020-01824-7.

Terpstra J, Lehto R, Wyatt G. Spirituality, Quality of Life, and End of Life Among Indigenous Peoples: A Scoping Review. J Transcult Nurs. 2020 Aug 27:1043659620952524. doi: 10.1177/1043659620952524. Epub ahead of print.

Tilley CP, Fu MR, Van Cleeve J, Crocilla BL, Comfort CP. Symptoms of Malignant Fungating Wounds and Functional Performance among Patients with Advanced Cancer: An Integrative Review from 2000 to 2019. J Palliat Med. 2020 Jun;23(6):848-862. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2019.0617. Epub 2020 Apr 28.

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Gorecki C, Brown JM, Nelson EA, Briggs M, Schoonhoven L, Dealey C, Defloor T, Nixon J; European Quality of Life Pressure Ulcer Project group. Impact of pressure ulcers on quality of life in older patients: a systematic review. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009 Jul;57(7):1175-83. Epub 2009 May 21.

Mazzotta P, Jeney CM. Anorexia-cachexia syndrome: a systematic review of the role of dietary polyunsaturated Fatty acids in the management of symptoms, survival, and quality of life. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2009 Jun;37(6):1069-77. Epub 2008 Dec 2.

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