a systematic review of psychological interventions in patients with Breast cancer in hospitals

Document Type : Research Paper


Department of psychology Islamic azad university University of saveh, Saveh of Iran.



Background and Objective: Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. Whether surviving a longer or shorter time, all women with advanced breast cancer in hospitals, and their families, are facing psychological problems that require interventions at hospitals to prevent psycho-social sequels.
Objective: Our systematic review aimed at reviewing current literature about the psychological interventions in Breast cancer in hospitals‎.
Method: This study is a systematic review of published studies on the psychological interventions in Breast cancer patients in hospitals conducted in accordance with PRISMA. electronic databases MEDLINE, Embase, ScienceDirect and PsycINFO and SID and Persian sources were searched with appropriate keywords.
Results: Our study revealed that there are totally four types of psychological interventions in hospitals available for these patients. Mindfulness-based interventions, Meaning-making interventions, Written expression of positive emotions, Psycho-spiritual interventions, and some other interventions as well as Hope intervention. All these interventions were showing good outcomes that necessitate further analysis to determine patient specific intervention.
Conclusion: psychological interventions in Breast cancer are aimed to teach the skills needed to alleviate stress by improving the ability to be present in the moment without criticizing or trying to modify thoughts and feelings.