Table 1

Characteristics of anxiety studies

StudySymptom of mental health disorderPhysical health conditionInterventionInterventionistType of studyIntervention location/practical accommodations for physical illnessParticipant n (% female)Age of participants M years (SD)Time points for measures/follow-upGlobal quality ratingCountry
Blocher et al27AnxietyEpilepsyComputerised CBTDoctoral-level clinician, master’s-level clinician, and bachelor’s-level research specialistPre-postMedical care setting15 (53·3)11 (1·51)Preintervention, mid-intervention and postintervention
3-month follow-up
Hains et al29AnxietyDiabetesCBT (stress-inoculation programme)Doctoral students in counselling psychologyMultiple baselineHospital6 (50)12, 15, 13, 18, 13, 14Baseline (1–5 weeks prior to intervention), before each session,
3-month follow-up
Hains et al28AnxietyCystic FibrosisCBT (stress-inoculation programme)PhD psychologistMultiple baselineParticipants’ homes5 (40)13–15 yearsBaseline (2–5 weeks prior to intervention), before each session, 3-month follow-up
Parent-report preintervention, mid-intervention and at follow-up
Papneja and Manassis30AnxietyAsthmaGroup and individual CBTVarious, including psychology graduate student, psychiatrists, child youth worker, cognitive therapist and cognitive therapists in trainingMatched case-controlAnxiety disorders clinic of a large urban children's hospital36+36 (control) (gender not stated)8–12 yearsPreintervention and postinterventionStrongCanada
Reigada et al31AnxietyInflammatory bowel diseaseCBT (for parent and child)PhD-level clinical psychologist or advanced doctoral studentsPre-postSessions offered on same day as medical appointment/during infusions· Sessions over telephone also offered·9 (44)13·8 (2·2)Preintervention and postinterventionStrongUSA
  • CBT, cognitive behavioural therapy.