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Table 2 Characteristics of the included studies

From: The effects of cognitive behavioural therapy on depression and quality of life in patients with maintenance haemodialysis: a systematic review

Study ID Intervention group Comparison group Outcome Measures Follow up
Duarte (2009) [31] Group CBT:12 weekly sessions (4 participants per group)
1 hour each session
(1) self-monitoring of mood status
(2) cognitive restructuring
(3) pleasant activities
(4) social abilities
(5) relaxation exercises with positive imagination
Delivered by a licenced psychologist
Usual care depression
QoL
BDI
MINI
KDQOL-SF
6 months after treatment
Cukor (2014) [32] Individual chairside CBT:12 weekly sessions
1 hour each session
(1) assessment
(2) psychoeducation of depression and medical illness
(3) behavioural activation,
(4) cognitive intervention
Delivered by a doctoral-level psychologist
Usual care (waiting list) depression
QoL
BDI-II
HAM-D
KDQOL-SF
3 months after treatment
Lerma (2017) [30] Group CBT: 5 weekly sessions (3-6 participants per group)
2 hours each session
(1) Behavioural activation
(2) Deep breathing and muscle relaxation
(3) Cognitive restructuring
Delivered by: Therapist
Usual care (waiting list) depression
QoL
BDI
CIQOLP
1month after treatment
Valsara (2016) [33] Individual CBT: 10 weekly sessions
1 hour each session
(1) Behavioural activation
(2) Cognitive restructuring
(3) Didactic techniques
Delivered by a doctoral-level nurse with CBT training
Non-directed counselling depression HADS 3months after treatment
Mehrotra (2019) [34] Individual CBT: 10 weekly sessions
1 hour each session
(1) psychoeducation
(2) behavioural activation,
(3) cognitive intervention
(4) health behavioural modification
Delivered by the therapists.
Sertraline depression
QoL
QIDS-C
BDI-II
Global quality of life scale
Not reported
Al saraireh (2018) [35] Individual CBT: 7sessions
1 hour each session
(1) Familiarization with CBT (sessions 1 and 2).
(2) Active treatment (sessions 3 to 6), where we applied the
specific CBT interventions.
(3) Relapse prevention
Delivered by nurses who had CBT expertise
Psychoeducation
7 sessions for one hour each time
disease education,
treatment education,
stress management, relaxation techniques, positive thinking,
optimism, deep breathing, problem-solving skills
Depression HDRS Not reported
  1. BDI Beck depression inventory, BDI-II Beck depression inventory II. MINI: Mini International Neuropsychiatric interview, HADS Hospital anxiety and depression scale, HDRS Hamilton depression rating scale, QIDS-C Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptoms-Clinician-rated, KDQOL-SF Kidney disease and quality of life-short form, QIDS-C Quick inventory of depressive symptoms-clinician-rated, CIQOLP Chronic Ill Quality of Life Profile