K. Krysta, PolandMedical University of Silesia Department of Rehabilitation Psychiatry
Presenter Of 4 Presentations
EPV0265 - The application of Motion Capture technology in a clinical evaluation and a therapy for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) encopasses disorders with incompletely known etiology. Facial expression of people with ASD does not often reflect their emotions adequately or are strongly limited. In addition, they have a problem with joint attention. The symptoms of autism spectrum disorder are very various and have different severity that can change over time.There are still no objective methods for estimating these symptoms, which creates a huge diagnostic and clinical problem. Motion Capture technology makes the possibility of this objective assessment of the severity of initial symptoms, their change over time, as well as specificity for people with ASD.
To assess the application of Motion Capture technology in a clinical evaluation and a therapy for people with ASD.
We analyzed literature related to the topic available at medical bases: PubMed, ResearchGate and Google Scholar. The articles which were included had been published after 2000 and have an English or Polish abstract.
We included 2 trials involving 81 participants (children and adolescents): 1 trial reported on quantifying the social symptoms of autism and 1 trial on differences of facial expressions in people with and without ASD.
This capture of motions and the analysis of specific movements of people with autism spectrum disorder might be very useful in clinical practice, scientific research, therapy and also in creation of functioning systems at homes, schools and kindergartens. Thanks to this, people with ASD will be able to function better in society.
EPV0603 - A sound mind in a sound body? The role of cooperation between medical specialists and patients with comorbid mental and somatic disorders.
Treatment of accompanying somatic disorders in patients with schizophrenia is
a crucial issue, as those people die about 25 years earlier, compared with the general
population. Moreover, premature death in this group of patients is more often caused by
comorbidities than by suicide. It is worth emphasizing that cardiovascular disease itself in
people with schizophrenia accounts for as much as 23% of causes of death, followed by
suicides and drug toxicity. The paper presents a description of a 65-year-old patient
diagnosed with schizophrenia, alcohol addiction, metabolic syndrome, and cardiac
To determine the impact of cooperation between medical specialists and a
psychiatric patient on the treatment effect.
A case of a patient treated in a day ward is described. A literature search was
made in the PubMed database.
A patient after exacerbations of mental illness, often preceded by a return to alcohol
use, tends to discontinue both psychiatric drugs and those prescribed for somatic diseases.
Due to the diagnosed atrial fibrillation, sudden discontinuation of cardiac medications
significantly increases the risk of life-threatening somatic complications, including stroke.
Diagnostic and therapeutic management in the treatment of psychiatric and
somatic diseases with concurrent addiction to psychoactive substances requires
interdisciplinary cooperation of medical specialists with the patient to achieve a successful
outcome. Summarizing, in treatment, we must always look at the patient as a whole. Aside
from caring for the mental state, the physical condition along with the possibility of
cooperation on the part of the patient remains essential.
W0091 - Introducing the ICF in the Care of Individuals with ID Under Consideration of the Situation of Health Care Services in Poland
The introduction of the ICF scale in Poland started a few years ago. One of the institutions, which started trainings and implementation of the scale is the Polish Association for Persons with Intellectual Disability (PSONI). The use of the ICF scale turned out to be very important because the diagnosis itself still tells us little about the life and personality of a person. The disorder itself does not determine functioning in society. The application of this scale helps to capture the dynamics between concepts such as health, human body functions, ability to participate in different activities, environmental factors and personality. It allows, for example, to clearly define whether the problems are caused by the health of a given person or by external limitations, even of an architectural nature. It is expected to implement ICF in different centers run by the Association like e.g. Vocational Activity Centers or the Center for Vocational Counseling and Support for People with Intellectual Disabilities (DZWONI). The scale is also being implemented in Health Care Services for Individuals with ID and Mental Health Problems in Poland because it remains an integrative model and not only medical and social one.