The use of non-pharmacological nursing interventions on the comfort of cancer patients: A comprehensive systematic review protocol

@article{Apstolo2013TheUO,
  title={The use of non-pharmacological nursing interventions on the comfort of cancer patients: A comprehensive systematic review protocol},
  author={Jo{\~a}o Lu{\'i}s Alves Ap{\'o}stolo and Aida Maria de Oliveira Cruz Mendes and F Bath-Hextall and Rog{\'e}rio Rodrigues and Jos{\'e} Agostinho Santos and Daniela Filipa Batista Cardoso},
  journal={International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare},
  year={2013},
  volume={11},
  pages={372-388}
}
Review question/objective The objective of this review is to identify and synthesize the best available evidence on the experiences of cancer patients of non-pharmacological nursing interventions. [] Key Method Inclusion criteria Types of participants This review will consider studies that include cancer patients: 1) adult patients aged 18 years and older 2) patients receiving or not receiving pharmacological treatment 3) patients with any type or stage of cancer Types of intervention(s)/phenomena of…
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