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dc.contributor.authorKunzler, Lia Silvia-
dc.contributor.authorNaves, Luciana Ansaneli-
dc.contributor.authorCasulari, Luiz Augusto-
dc.identifier.citationKUNZLER, Lia Silvia; NAVES, Luciana Ansaneli; CASULARI, Luiz Augusto. The effect of cognitive-behavioral therapy on acromegalics after a 9-month follow-up. Frontiers in Endocrinology, v. 10, article 380, jun. 2019. DOI: Disponível em: Acesso em: 13 ago. 2019.pt_BR
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dc.titleThe effect of cognitive-behavioral therapy on acromegalics after a 9-month follow-uppt_BR
dc.subject.keywordTerapia cognitivapt_BR
dc.subject.keywordQualidade de vidapt_BR
dc.rights.licenseCopyright © 2019 Kunzler, Naves and Casulari. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.pt_BR
dc.description.abstract1Introduction: The quality of life of acromegalics is compromised. Treatment with the “Think healthy and feel the difference” technique has been described as effective in the improvement of the quality of life of these patients in the short term. However, its effectiveness in the long term needs to be evaluated. Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether the good results obtained from the “Think healthy and feel the difference” technique in the short termpersists in the long term, after the end of the treatment. Method: This is a non-randomized longitudinal study with 23 acromegalic divided into two groups: an intervention group with 10 patients and a control group with 13 patients. The intervention itself covered nine group sessions, organized weekly, using a technique called “Think healthy and feel the difference.” The control group did not receive the aforementioned treatment. The Short Form 36 Question Health Survey (SF-36) and the Beck Depression Inventory were administered before the sessions began, at the end of the nine therapy sessions and at the 9-month follow-up. Results: At the end of the treatment, the results of the SF-36 showed improvement in the mental health of the intervention group compared to the control group. The effects of therapy were maintained at the 9 month follow-up. Conclusion: Cognitive-behavioral therapy, applied in a group format, can improve the quality of life of acromegalic patients in the short- and long-term.pt_BR
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