Vol. 3, 2018

Original research papers

Radiobiology

ASSESSMENT OF THE ADAPTATION OF PATIENTS WITH ARS, VICTIMS OF CHNPP AND DIFFERENT RADIATION ACCIDENTS, PAST PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGICAL EXAMINATION

N. A. Metlyaeva, A. Yu. Bushmanov, V. I. Krasnuk, L. A. Yunanova, O. V. Shcherbatykh, A. S.Samoilov, D. Yu. Udalov

Pages: 1–5

DOI: 10.21175/RadProc.2018.01

The work was aimed to evaluate the adaptation of acute radiation sickness patients, victims of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (ChNPP) accident and different radiation accidents, who underwent follow-up psychophysiological examination. Clinical and psychophysiological follow-up examination covered 32 acute radiation sickness patients –11 with severe and extremely severe grade, who underwent Chernobyl nuclear power station accident, and 21 acute radiation sickness patients from other radiation accidents. The authors demonstrated the leading role of such psychological traits as hypochondriasis, anxiety about health, emotional tension, anxiety, inclination to depression, frustration tension, low self-confidence, suspiciousness, diffidence, affective rigidity, discontentment about the situation and personal position in it, restriction of contact with others - decrease of the stenicity and integration of behavior, that caused adaptation disorders in a distant period among acute radiation sickness patients victims of the Chernobyl nuclear power station accident and in acute radiation sickness patients from other radiation accidents. Intellectual faculties (according to the Cattell test) and imaginative and logic thinking (Raven’s test) in the patients who underwent radiation accidents were not affected, but were higher than the average in acute radiation sickness patients victims of the Chernobyl nuclear power station accident, especially in the first 15 years of observation, and equaled to the intellectual level of acute radiation sickness patients from other radiation accidents in the following 15 years of observation.
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