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Autoren: Zimmermann, Anca
Zwerenz, Rüdiger
Droste, Michael
Schöfl, Christof
Strasburger, Christian J.
Plöckinger, Ursula
Ziagaki, Athanasia
Honegger, Jürgen
Dixius, Anne
Millaku, Bledar
Toenges, Gerrit
Beutel, Manfred E.
Weber, Matthias M.
Titel: Personality traits and physical complaints in patients with acromegaly : a cross sectional multi-center study with analysis of influencing factors
Online-Publikationsdatum: 8-Jan-2019
Erscheinungsdatum: 2018
Sprache des Dokuments: Englisch
Zusammenfassung/Abstract: Objective: Acromegalic patients display a distinct neuropsychological profile and suffer from chronic physical complaints. We aimed to investigate in more detail these aspects in acromegalic patients, dependent on influencing factors like disease activity, age, sex, chronic medication, surgery, pituitary radiation, pituitary insufficiency and comorbidities. Design: Cross sectional, multicentric. Methods: 129 patients (M/W 65/64, 58.3±12.7 ys., 53/76 with active/controlled disease). Acromegalic patients completed the following inventories: NEO-FFI, IIP-D, and the Giessen Complaints List (GBB-24), after written informed consent. Age, sex, IGF-1 concentrations, comorbidities, treatment modalities and pituitary insufficiency were documented. Results: Acromegalic patients or specific patient-subgroups were more agreeable, neurotic, exploitable/permissive, introverted/socially avoidant, non-assertive/insecure, nurturant and less open to experience, cold/denying, domineering, compared to normal values from the healthy population (controls). Multivariable analysis demonstrated that these overall results were due to the specific patient subgroups as patients on chronic medication, with arthrosis and pituitary insufficiency. Disease activity was only associated with the trait nurturant. Higher scores for introversion were associated with arthrosis. Lower domineering was independent of any disease- or treatment related variable or comorbidity. The GBB inventory showed overall higher scores in patients, with higher scores for exhaustion and general complaints being associated with pituitary insufficiency, coronary heart disease and history of malignancy in the multivariable analysis. Joint complaints were independent of any disease- or treatment- related variable. Conclusions: We define new aspects of a distinct neuropsychological profile in patients with acromegaly, which are largely independent of disease activity. Chronic physical complaints are more pronounced in patients than in controls, with exhaustion and general complaints showing no association with disease activity.
DDC-Sachgruppe: 610 Medizin
610 Medical sciences
Veröffentlichende Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Organisationseinheit: FB 04 Medizin
Veröffentlichungsort: Mainz
URN: urn:nbn:de:hebis:77-publ-587580
Version: Published version
Publikationstyp: Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Nutzungsrechte: CC BY
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Zeitschrift: Frontiers in endocrinology
Seitenzahl oder Artikelnummer: Art. 391
Verlag: Frontiers Research Foundation
Verlagsort: Lausanne
Erscheinungsdatum: 2018
ISSN: 1664-2392
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DOI der Originalveröffentlichung: 10.3389/fendo.2018.00391
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