ISSN 1470-3947 (print) | ISSN 1479-6848 (online)

Endocrine Abstracts (2019) 63 P204 | DOI: 10.1530/endoabs.63.P204

False memory is very common by elderly diabetics and could be a big problem in patients education and diabetes outcome

Anna Gołda1, Agnieszka Jarosz2, Marek Maciejewski3 & Krzysztof Marczewski4,5


1Department of Nephrology and Endocrinology Pope John Paul II Regional Hospital, Zamość, Poland; 2Department of Nephrology and Edocrinolgy Pope John Paul II Regional Hospital, Zamość, Poland; 3Department of Nephrology and Edocrinolgy Pope John Paul II Regional Hospital, Zamość, Poland; 4Faculty of Human Sciences Lublin University of Economics and Innovations, Lublin, Poland; 5Deparment of Nephrology and Edocrinolgy Pope John Paul II Regional Hospital, Zamość, Poland.


Introduction: False memory, that is, remembering events, prohibitions and recommendations that did not happen. This phenomenon has long been known in forensics as it seems to be much more recognized in everyday life. This also applies to patients who could significantly interfere with communication with the doctor and education opportunities. In the face of surprisingly few papers on this subject regarding diabetes, we would like to present our observation.

Method: Participation in the study was proposed to subsequent patients hospitalized in the internal ward, whose condition allowed them to complete the questionnaire. False memory was investigated according DRM paradigm.

Results: In a group of 159 patients, aged> 60 years, [[x+/−]y hospitalised in our internal ward 61 patients were diagnosed with diabetes. Fa; False memory wa every frequent both in the group of patients with diabetes 89% and hospitalised for another reason 90%. We could not find a relationship between the risk of false memory and gender, age, and the results of scales and tests like ADL IADL, GDS TYM MMSEi, Barthel, Berg Tinetti.

Conclusion: False memory is almost common among older patients. The presence of diabetes does not increase the risk of its occurrence. Practical importance for diabetes education and diabetes outcome requires further research.

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