OBJECTIVES: Tinnitus affects 10 to 15% of population. 0 to 5% develops significant influence on life quality, perceiving tinnitus as intrusive. It often causes restless state, sometimes coming up to a psychological disease. Researches show controversial data about correlation between tinnitus disease and psychophysiological arousal. AIMS: Here we want to measure psychological disease and psychophysiological stress profile in tinnitus patients attending Tinnitus Retraining Therapy supported by cognitive – behavioural tools, and to measure time trend of the disease caused by tinnitus. METHODS: A sample of 92 subjects underwent pre treatment assessment composed of psychometric questionnaires and for a subgroup psychophysiological stress profile. Then, follow up after three months with questionnaires were administered. We also re-tested psychophysiological stress profile after six months in order to look for some time-condition changing. RESULTS: Results show correlations between disease given by tinnitus and psychological disease. The treatment protocol gives after three months significant improvement on tinnitus disease and also on the related psychological side. About psychophysiology, we have found that tinnitus perception does not improve arousal. CONCLUSIONS: This study supports the efficacy of reconditioning methods on tinnitus perception and the subsequent disease on psychological sphere. Our data does not show psychophysiological arousal during tinnitus perception.
Flight or tinnitus? Tinnitus coping over time and psychophysiological reaction / A. Crocetti, U. Ambrosetti, L. del Bo. - In: ACTIVITAS NERVOSA SUPERIOR REDIVIVA. - ISSN 1337-933X. - 60:2(2018), pp. 49-54.
|Titolo:||Flight or tinnitus? Tinnitus coping over time and psychophysiological reaction|
AMBROSETTI, UMBERTO [Membro del Collaboration Group]
|Parole Chiave:||tinnitus; psychophysiology; tinnitus retraining therapy; cognitive - behavioral therapy; psychological disease|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/32 - Audiologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|