Effectiveness of physical and mental health interventions for young people with heart conditions: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis 

Effectiveness of physical and mental health interventions for young people with heart conditions

Capobianco, L., Adewusi, J., Cooper, B., Belcher, A., & Wells, A. (2023). Effectiveness of physical and mental health interventions for young people with heart conditions: Protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open, 13(2), e067342. 

Introduction: Cardiovascular disease is among the most common of non-communicable diseases, affecting 13.9 million children and young people (CYP) globally. Survival rates for CYP with heart conditions are rising, however, support for adjusting to life with a heart condition is lacking, as such it is unsurprising that one in three suffer from anxiety, depression or adjustment disorder. The proposed review aims to identify and assess the effectiveness of physical and mental health interventions across physical and mental health outcomes in young people with cardiac conditions using narrative synthesis and meta-analysis if appropriate.