systematic review

Augmentative and Alternative Communication intervention targets for school-aged participants with ASD and ID: A single-case systematic review and meta-analysis

Objective: This meta-analysis reviews the literature on communication modes, communicative functions, and types of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) interventions for school-age participants with autism spectrum disorders and/or …

Considering instructional contexts in AAC interventions for people with ASD and/or IDD experiencing complex communication needs: A single-case design meta-analysis

For children with autism or intellectual and developmental disabilities who also have complex communication needs, communication is a necessary skill set to increase independence and quality of life. Understanding the how, where, and communication …

Participant characteristics predicting communication outcomes in AAC implementation for individuals with ASD and IDD: Meta-analysis

This meta-analysis examined social communication outcomes in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) interventions, or those that involved aided (e.g., speech generating devices, picture point systems) or unaided AAC (e.g., gestures, manual …

Examining the effects of social stories on challenging behavior and prosocial skills in young children: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Social stories are a commonly used intervention practice in early childhood special education. Recent systematic reviews have documented the evidence-base for social stories, but findings are mixed. We examined the efficacy of social stories for …

A systematic review and meta‐analysis of effects of psychosocial interventions on spiritual well‐being in adults with cancer

__Objective__ Spiritual well‐being (SpWb) is an important dimension of health‐related quality of life for many cancer patients. Accordingly, an increasing number of psychosocial intervention studies have included SpWb as a study endpoint, and may …

Systematic review and meta-analysis of stay-play-talk interventions for improving social behaviors of young children

Stay-play-talk (SPT) is a peer-mediated intervention which involves training peer implementers to stay in proximity to, play with, and talk to a focal child who has disabilities or lower social competence. This systematic review and meta-analysis …

Psychosocial interventions for cancer survivors: A meta-analysis of effects on positive affect

__Purpose__ Positive affect has demonstrated unique benefits in the context of health-related stress and is emerging as an important target for psychosocial interventions. The primary objective of this meta-analysis was to determine whether …

An examination of measurement procedures and characteristics of baseline outcome data in single-case research

There has been growing interest in using statistical methods to analyze data and estimate effect size indices from studies that use single-case designs (SCDs), as a complement to traditional visual inspection methods. The validity of a statistical …

Interventions to enhance self-efficacy in cancer patients and survivors: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Objective: Self-efficacy expectations are associated with improvements in problematic outcomes widely considered clinically significant (i.e., emotional distress, fatigue, pain), related to positive health behaviors, and, as a type of personal …

Effects of psychosocial interventions on meaning and purpose in adults with cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Meaning and purpose in life are associated with the mental and physical health of patients with cancer and survivors and also constitute highly valued outcomes in themselves. Because meaning and purpose are often threatened by a cancer diagnosis and …