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Mar 4, 2019

27th European Congress of Psychiatry

21 - SPECIFIC CHARACTERISTICS OF COGNITIVE FUNCTIONING IN PATIENTS WITH HODGKIN'S LYMPHOMA: A PILOT STUDY.

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cognitive decline

chemotherapy

hodgkin's lymphoma

clinical psychology

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cognitive decline

chemotherapy

hodgkin's lymphoma

clinical psychology

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Background and Aims: Introduction. During the last decades only several research of neurocognitive impairments in patients with hematological malignancies have been presented. Qualitative objective research are rare,although the importance of assessing cognitive functions during and after chemotherapy is crutial for quality of life and therapeutic compliance. Objectives. The purpose was to determine specific features of cognitive sphere in patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma in order to develop rehabilitation programs. Methods: Methods. The pilot study included 22 patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma (12 women, mean age 30,1± 8 years). Cognitive functioning was evaluated using The Brief Assessment of Cognition in Schizophrenia (BACS), pathopsychological diagnostic methods of thinking and memory, Rorschach test (the Rorschach Comprehensive System). A qualitative analysis was conducted. Statistical analysis was performed with SPSS 22. Results. The results of the BACS and pathopsychological diagnostic methods are shown in Figure 1. Figure 1. Percentage of patients with impairments in cognitive domains. The results of the Rorschach revealed difficulties in the Cognitive Mediation cluster. 31% of patients are prone to perceive events and people incorrectly (XA% <0.77, WDA% < 0.8). The low perceptual conventionality was found: 38% of patients gave less than four popular responses (P), the average scores of Conventional Form (X+%) and Unusual Form (Xu%) were 0.55 ± 0.1 and 0.27 ± 0.07. Conclusions: Conclusions. Difficulties with Attention and processing speed and Abstract thinking are more often observed in patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma. Cognitive impairments and distortions in perception should be taken into account in patient-physician communication process.

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