Mental Health of Pneumoconiosis Patients in China: a Meta-Analysis

Authors: Ruixue Huang, Jian-An Hu

Objective: To compare the mental health status of pneumoconiosis patients with that of healthy individuals in China with the aim of providing a scientific basis for psychological intervention and mental health education. Methods: A computerized literature search was conducted using several databases, including CBM, Wan fang Data, VIP Information, CNKI, CMCI, and Pub Med, to collect articles published between 1999 and 2014 regarding the mental health of pneumoconiosis patients in China. The papers that met the selection criteria were subject to a meta-analysis, with RevMan 5.0 software used to process the data. Results: A total of five articles involving 1342 cases met the research criteria and were selected for analysis. The meta-analysis revealed that, relative to healthy individuals, pneumoconiosis patients showed significantly more pronounced tendencies toward experiencing anxiety, depression, somatization, horror, forced, paranoia, interpersonal sensitivity, enmity, psychosis. Conclusion: Serious mental health problems exist among pneumoconiosis patients in comparison with healthy individuals, particularly with regard to experiencing anxiety, depression. The mental health exhibited by pneumoconiosis patients appears to be worse than that of healthy individuals. You can submit your Manuscripts at:

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