|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|337322||1363509||2016||12 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
BackgroundLate-life somatoform disorders (SDs) are characterized by various aging-associated factors. Recently, cognitive decline, including executive dysfunction, has been reported as an etiological factor of late-life SDs. The response to treatment for late-life SDs varies from one patient to another. Treatment strategies for late-life SDs require these etiological factors to be considered. We hypothesized that the treatment response in patients with late-life SDs was associated with executive dysfunction.ObjectiveThe aim of the present study was to confirm the changes in disease severity over a 2-year follow-up period and to determine which etiological factors are related to the treatment response in patients with late-life SDs.MethodsWe examined 55 patients with late-life SDs who were treated with pharmacotherapy and supportive psychotherapy at baseline. The changes in the disease severity and cognitive profiles over a 2-year follow-up period were evaluated. Additionally, we investigated which etiological factors at baseline were related to treatment resistance.ResultsOf the 55 patients who were enrolled in the present study, 31 completed the 2-year follow-up period. Overall, the disease severity improved significantly in patients with late-life SDs. On the contrary, executive function decreased throughout the research period. Moreover, we found that executive dysfunction and the presence of hyperlipidemia at baseline were related to treatment resistance.ConclusionsThese results suggest that aging-associated etiological factors be considered for the treatment of late-life SDs.
Journal: Psychosomatics - Volume 57, Issue 4, July–August 2016, Pages 378–389