[J Psy Nurs]
J Psy Nurs. 2023; 14(1): 59-69 | DOI: 10.14744/phd.2022.00378

The effect of telehealth interventions on anxiety management in the COVID-19 pandemic: a systematic review

Gülten Tarhan1, Özlem Örsal2, Pınar Duru2
1Eskişehir Yunus Emre State Hospital, Education Unit, Eskişehir, Türkiye
2Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Public Health Nursing, Eskişehir, Türkiye

INTRODUCTION: This systematic review aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of telehealth interventions used in anxiety management during the COVID-19 pandemic.
METHODS: PubMed, Cochrane, Science Direct, Web of Science, ProQuest Central, and Google Scholar databases were searched. A total of 7 studies were included, 3 of which were randomized controlled trials and 4 of which were quasi-experimental designs, published between January 2020 and May 2021.
RESULTS: For telehealth interventions in anxiety management, although mixed methods were also used, it was observed that online video conferencing (WeChat, SpinChat), telephone calls providing telenursing and tele-education, internet-based integrated intervention, and voice recording were effective. The time allocated for interventions and training included 5 sessions, including sessions of at least 15-20 minutes, and a total of 24 sessions, including sessions of 45-60 minutes at most.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: According to the studies, telehealth interventions during the pandemic were effective in reducing the anxiety levels of systemic sclerosis patients, patients diagnosed with COVID-19, pregnant women, and vulnerable individuals, like mothers with preschool children with autism and people supported by charities.

Keywords: Anxiety, SARS-CoV-2, telehealth.

Gülten Tarhan, Özlem Örsal, Pınar Duru. The effect of telehealth interventions on anxiety management in the COVID-19 pandemic: a systematic review. J Psy Nurs. 2023; 14(1): 59-69

Sorumlu Yazar: Gülten Tarhan, Türkiye
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