Behavioural coping patterns in Parkinson’s patients with Visual Hallucinations

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/300064
Title:
Behavioural coping patterns in Parkinson’s patients with Visual Hallucinations
Authors:
Barnes, Jim; Connelly, Vince; Boubert, Laura; Maravic, Ksenija
Abstract:
Visual Hallucinations are considered to affect about 20%–40% of patients with Parkinson's disease. They are generally seen as a side effect of this long-term illness and can severely affect the daily quality of life of patients. The aim of this study was to determine the coping patterns or strategies used by patients and establish whether the phenomenology and behaviours used by patients enabled control of the phenomenon. Demographic and clinical variables were recorded, including motor measures, cognitive status, and depressive symptoms. Patient with hallucinations were at a more advance stage of the disease and displayed more depressive symptoms than their non-hallucinating counterparts. Most patients used more than one constructive coping strategy, the most common were simple behavioural strategies based around motor action or cognitive approaches resulting in visual modification. In addition, humour was a common technique used by the patients to deal with the phenomenon. Emotional responses varied between patients, but it was found that the actual content of the hallucination was not directly associated with whether it caused trouble to the patient, but perceived stress was strongly correlated with the subjective disturbing nature of visual hallucinations (VHs). This study gives insight into the role of cognitive-behavioural approaches when dealing with VHs and opens up avenues for future studies in helping patient to deal with hallucinations.
Citation:
Barnes, J., Connelly, V., Boubert, L. & Maravic, K. (2013) 'Behavioural coping patterns in Parkinson’s patients with Visual Hallucinations', Journal of Neuropsychology, 121(3), pp.159-164
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Journal:
Journal of Neuropsychology
Issue Date:
2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/300064
DOI:
10.1111/jnp.12016
Additional Links:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jnp.12016/abstract
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1748-6653
Appears in Collections:
Research Centre for Applied Psychology

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dc.contributor.authorBarnes, Jimen_GB
dc.contributor.authorConnelly, Vinceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBoubert, Lauraen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMaravic, Ksenijaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-28T13:58:39Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-28T13:58:39Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationBarnes, J., Connelly, V., Boubert, L. & Maravic, K. (2013) 'Behavioural coping patterns in Parkinson’s patients with Visual Hallucinations', Journal of Neuropsychology, 121(3), pp.159-164en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1748-6653-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/jnp.12016-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/300064-
dc.description.abstractVisual Hallucinations are considered to affect about 20%–40% of patients with Parkinson's disease. They are generally seen as a side effect of this long-term illness and can severely affect the daily quality of life of patients. The aim of this study was to determine the coping patterns or strategies used by patients and establish whether the phenomenology and behaviours used by patients enabled control of the phenomenon. Demographic and clinical variables were recorded, including motor measures, cognitive status, and depressive symptoms. Patient with hallucinations were at a more advance stage of the disease and displayed more depressive symptoms than their non-hallucinating counterparts. Most patients used more than one constructive coping strategy, the most common were simple behavioural strategies based around motor action or cognitive approaches resulting in visual modification. In addition, humour was a common technique used by the patients to deal with the phenomenon. Emotional responses varied between patients, but it was found that the actual content of the hallucination was not directly associated with whether it caused trouble to the patient, but perceived stress was strongly correlated with the subjective disturbing nature of visual hallucinations (VHs). This study gives insight into the role of cognitive-behavioural approaches when dealing with VHs and opens up avenues for future studies in helping patient to deal with hallucinations.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jnp.12016/abstracten_GB
dc.titleBehavioural coping patterns in Parkinson’s patients with Visual Hallucinationsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Neuropsychologyen_GB
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