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Telephone delivered interventions for reducing morbidity and mortality in people with HIV infection

  1. Sarah Gentry1,
  2. Michelle HMMT van-Velthoven2,
  3. Lorainne Tudor Car3,
  4. Josip Car2,*

Editorial Group: Cochrane HIV/AIDS Group

Published Online: 31 MAY 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 3 APR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009189.pub2


How to Cite

Gentry S, van-Velthoven MHMMT, Tudor Car L, Car J. Telephone delivered interventions for reducing morbidity and mortality in people with HIV infection. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD009189. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009189.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, Exeter, UK

  2. 2

    Imperial College London, Global eHealth Unit, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Public Health, London, UK

  3. 3

    University of Split, Split, Croatia

*Josip Car, Global eHealth Unit, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, St. Dunstans Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 8RP, UK. josip.car@imperial.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 31 MAY 2013

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Study flow diagram.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Risk of bias graph: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item presented as percentages across all included studies.
[Figure 3]
Figure 3. Risk of bias summary: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item for each included study.
[Figure 4]
Figure 4. Forest plot of comparison: 1 Effects of the interventions for improving medication adherence, outcome: 1.1 ART adherence.
[Figure 5]
Figure 5. Forest plot of comparison: 2 Effects of the interventions aimed at improving depressive and psychiatric symptoms, outcome: 2.1 Depressive symptoms (BDI score).
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Effects of the interventions aimed at improving medication adherence, Outcome 1 ART adherence.
[Analysis 2.1]
Analysis 2.1. Comparison 2 Effects of the interventions aimed at improving depressive and psychiatric symptoms, Outcome 1 Depressive symptoms (BDI score).
[Analysis 2.2]
Analysis 2.2. Comparison 2 Effects of the interventions aimed at improving depressive and psychiatric symptoms, Outcome 2 Psychiatric distress (General Severity Index of the Brief Symptom Index).
[Analysis 2.3]
Analysis 2.3. Comparison 2 Effects of the interventions aimed at improving depressive and psychiatric symptoms, Outcome 3 Psychiatric distress (Outcomes questionnaire score).
[Analysis 2.4]
Analysis 2.4. Comparison 2 Effects of the interventions aimed at improving depressive and psychiatric symptoms, Outcome 4 Psychological distress (Total SCL-90-R score).
[Analysis 2.5]
Analysis 2.5. Comparison 2 Effects of the interventions aimed at improving depressive and psychiatric symptoms, Outcome 5 Life stressor burden (HIV-related life-stressor burden scale).
[Analysis 2.6]
Analysis 2.6. Comparison 2 Effects of the interventions aimed at improving depressive and psychiatric symptoms, Outcome 6 Support from family (PSRS).
[Analysis 2.7]
Analysis 2.7. Comparison 2 Effects of the interventions aimed at improving depressive and psychiatric symptoms, Outcome 7 Support from friends (PSRS).
[Analysis 2.8]
Analysis 2.8. Comparison 2 Effects of the interventions aimed at improving depressive and psychiatric symptoms, Outcome 8 Barriers to care (BACS).
[Analysis 2.9]
Analysis 2.9. Comparison 2 Effects of the interventions aimed at improving depressive and psychiatric symptoms, Outcome 9 Coping self-efficacy (Coping self-efficacy scale).
[Analysis 2.10]
Analysis 2.10. Comparison 2 Effects of the interventions aimed at improving depressive and psychiatric symptoms, Outcome 10 Social well-being (Social/family well-being subscale of the FAHI).
[Analysis 2.11]
Analysis 2.11. Comparison 2 Effects of the interventions aimed at improving depressive and psychiatric symptoms, Outcome 11 Emotional well-being (Emotional well-being subscale of the FAHI).