Relation of surgery, tumor site, and age group to the loss of reality testing in Japanese patients with malignant tumors: A study of a hospital-based sample with a consultation-liaison service

Kouichi Yoshimasu, Kazuhiro Tanaka, Chikako Kiyohara

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

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The relation between surgery and the loss of reality testing (LRT) in Japanese patients with malignant tumors were examined, taking into account the influence of the tumor sites and age groups. The patients were comprised of 277 men and 225 women with malignant tumors in Kyushu University Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan, who underwent a check-up at the Department of Neuropsychiatry for the first time using the consultation-liaison system. Those with known schizophrenia, dementia, mental retardation, and paranoid or schizoid (schizotypal) personality disorder were excluded. Surgery was statistically significantly associated with LRT in elderly men (≥65 years of age), and in men with malignant tumors of the digestive organs (odds ratio [OR], 9.7; 95% confidence interval [95% CI], 3.2-29.3). Even after adjusting for tumor site and age, surgery was statistically significantly associated with LRT in men (OR, 2.6; 95% CI, 1.4-4.6) and nearly significantly associated in women (OR, 1.8; 95% CI, 0.9-3.6). There were no material associations between surgery and LRT in patients with malignant tumors of sex-specific organs or the head and neck area. The present study showed a positive relationship between surgery and LRT in Japanese men and women with malignant tumors. The association was stronger in elderly patients. As for tumor site, surgery was most strongly associated with an increased risk of LRT in patients with malignant tumors of the digestive organs.

本文言語英語
ページ(範囲)259-265
ページ数7
ジャーナルPsychiatry and clinical neurosciences
59
3
DOI
出版ステータス出版済み - 6月 2005

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 神経科学一般
  • 神経学
  • 臨床神経学
  • 精神医学および精神衛生

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