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12th International Conference on STRUCTURAL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Osaka, Japan

Anil Batta

Anil Batta

Govt. Medical College-Amritsar, India

Title: Problems of mental adaptation in patients with diabetic foot syndrome


Biography: Anil Batta


Aim: It is known that in patients with Diabetic Foot Syndrome severe forms of mental disadaptation are observed. They are manifested psycho-emotional disorders and poor treatment compliance. The aim of this work was to study the forms of mental disadaptation in patients with Diabetic Foot Syndrome and the role of psychological and somatic factors in their development.

Method: The following parameters: Levels of anxiety and depression, alexithymia, irrational cognitive principles, personality profile, severity of somatic disorders and treatment compliance were studied in 120 Diabetic Foot Syndrome patients.

Result: The study revealed two main groups of patients with various forms of mental disadaptation and some relationship of psycho-emotional and somatic disorders. In the first patient’s group with severe form mental disadaptation, there were observed high level of alexithymia, depression, the prevalence of psychopathic personality types, combined with deep encephalopathy, cognitive disorders and long duration of disease. A poor compliance of treatment, the progressive deterioration of the disease, large number of lower limb amputations was observed also in this group of patients. In the second patients’ group with less severe form of mental disadaptation, there were observed small level of alexithymia, high anxiety and the prevalence of neurotic personality types and a shorter duration of disease. A good treatment compliance and smaller number of lower limb amputation was also observed in this group of patients.