The objective of this systematic review was to determine the effect of emotional regulation intervention on the psychological distress of breast cancer patients. A literature search was performed in scientific databases, including Scopus, ProQuest, ScienceDirect and Ebsco. The research question was formulated using the PICO framework Keywords included “breast cancer”, “emotion regulation”, “self-management”, self-regulation”, „anxiety”, depression”, and “distress psychology”. Articles published from 2017 until 2021 were included. Database search returned 1, 750 records. Title and abstract screening identified 41 potentially eligible articles. Finally, 10 articles were included in the synthesis of the review. The tool for critical appraisal used checklist for randomized controlled trials from JBI systematic reviews. All the included studies had an interventional design focusing on emotion regulation approach for reducing psychological problem in breast cancer women. The selected articles, were divided into four intervention strategies, two were on expressive writing, six cognitive and mindfulness, and two relaxation strategies. Emotion regulation intervention can be helpful in reducing psychological problems in breast cancer. Therefore, it is advisable to incorporate these strategies‟ emotional management together with other treatments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1296-1301
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of International Dental and Medical Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Emotion regulation
  • breast cancer
  • psychological distress


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