This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention).
The objectives are as follows: To evaluate the effects of psychological interventions on healing and prevention of recurrence of DFU.
Psychological interventions are those that use ‘the therapeutic alliance between the patient and therapist to bring about change in emotional, cognitive and behavioural functioning’ (Ismail 2004 p1589). Psychological interventions are distinct from other types of intervention such as education or medication. The aim is to improve the psychological and physical well-being of patients using a form of communication, often talking therapy, to foster a supportive relationship in order to promote patient autonomy and empowerment in the self-management of their chronic condition.
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