Sleep-wake disturbance: A systematic review of evidence-based interventions for management in patients with cancer

Ellyn Matthews, Patricia Carter, Margaretta Page, Grace Dean, Ann Berger

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: New or worsening sleep-wake disturbance (SWD) can occur throughout the cancer trajectory. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this article is to critically review available empirical evidence supporting the efficacy of interventions for SWD, highlighting new evidence since the 2006 and 2009 Putting Evidence Into Practice (PEP) SWD publications. METHODS: A systematic review of studies published from 2009–2017 was conducted to identify effective interventions for cancer-related SWD. The PEP weight of evidence classification schema was used to categorize the strength of evidence. FINDINGS: Cognitive behavioral intervention/ approach is the only intervention that is recommended for practice. Mindfulness-based stress reduction and exercise interventions are likely to be effective but require more evidence. Pharmacologic interventions, relaxation, imagery, meditation, acupuncture, yoga, massage, and psychoeducation have insufficient evidence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E37-E52
JournalClinical journal of oncology nursing
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2018

Keywords

  • Evidence-based interventions
  • Putting Evidence Into Practice
  • Sleep-wake disturbance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Oncology(nursing)

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