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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
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
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
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
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
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