Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Efectos de la quimioterapia en el funcionamiento cognitivo
Author: Ortega Artiles, Katerina
Tutor: Sanz Cortés, Ana
Keywords: cognitive impairment
executive functioning
lung cancer
neuropsychological rehabilitation
Issue Date: Jun-2022
Publisher: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
Abstract: Chemotherapeutic treatments in oncological patients not only reflect physical sequelae, also produce sequelae at the cognitive level; what is known as "chemobrain". Therefore, to delve into the characteristics of this phenomenon, we have chosen the case of a real 62-year-old patient diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer since 2014. Because of her disease, she has received, among other treatments, chemotherapy; and as a result of this event she refers certain cognitive alterations such as memory deficits and slowing of processing speed. As well as emotional and behavioral alterations. A neuropsychological evaluation is carried out by administering standardized tests and questionnaires on quality of life and emotional state, where the results show the presence of this phenomenon in our patient. It reflects alterations in memory processes and learning ability, attentional deficits, slowed processing speed and difficulties in executive functioning. Likewise, she presents clinical manifestations of anxiety and depression, apathy, irritability and fatigue. Therefore, a cognitive rehabilitation program is proposed for a period of 6 months focused on slowing down the progression of the present symptomatology; providing an improvement and maintenance of global cognitive functioning. This program also includes psychotherapy sessions and family intervention. At the end of the program it is expected to obtain a general improvement of cognitive, emotional and behavioral functioning; decreasing the alterations in the development of their daily life.
Language: Spanish
Appears in Collections:Bachelor thesis, research projects, etc.

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
kortegaaTFM0622memoria.pdf742,61 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail
View statistics

This item is licensed under aCreative Commons License Creative Commons