The diagnostic value, limitations and errors of interpreting the results obtained for psychophysiological test use depending on treatment outcomes in different groups of patients

Щуров В.А., Могеладзе Н.О., Николайчук Е.В.


A study of functional state using GcAM (General condition, Activity, Mood) test has been performed to assess the diagnostic potentials of psychophysiological testing in 61 patients during treatment of leg bone closed fractures according to the Ilizarov technique. Moreover, the procedure of psychophysiological testing has been made in 71 pregnant women and those in labor with SF-36 questionnaire. It has been found that GcAM test results allow to obtain an objective pattern of the improvement of general condition, activity and mood in patients as far as the weight-bearing function of the limb injured is recovered. The absolute values of estimations reflect the dynamics of organism’s functional state comparing with the previous level of its decrease. The duration of recovery transition period during leg fixation amounts to more than a month, and after an additional course of hyperbaric oxygenation use – about 2 weeks. SF-36 test use to assess quality of life reflects the dynamics of female patients’ functional state as well, but it’s orientated towards work ability determination in subjects under the test, it doesn’t take account of the details of women’s attitude to reproductive function realization. In addition, some factors also leave a mark upon the results of testing: age of the persons examined, social-and-economic status of their families.


treatment of fractures, pregnancy loss, psychophysiological testing


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