The Effect of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy on Acromegalics After a 9-Month Follow-Up
Lia Silvia Kunzler 1 *, Luciana Ansaneli Naves 2 and Luiz Augusto Casulari 3,4 1 Directory of Health, University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil, 2 Department of Endocrinology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil, 3 Endocrinology Service of the Brasilia University Hospital, Brasilia, Brazil, 4 Clinic of Neurology and Endocrinology, Brasilia, Brazil
Introduction: The quality of life of acromegalics is compromised. Treatment with the “Think healthy and feel the difference” technique has been described as effective in the improvement of the quality of life of these patients in the short term. However, its effectiveness in the long term needs to be evaluated.
Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether the good results obtained from the “Think healthy and feel the difference” technique in the short term persists in the long term, after the end of the treatment.