Background: The present narrative review aims to discuss cognitive–emotional–behavioral symptoms in adults with brain tumors at the time of diagnosis. Methods: The PubMed database was searched considering glioma, pituitary adenoma, and meningioma in adulthood as pathologies, together with cognitive, neuropsychological, or behavioral aspects. Results: Although a significant number of studies describe cognitive impairment after surgery or treatment in adults with brain tumors, only few focus on cognitive–emotional–behavioral symptoms at diagnosis. Furthermore, the importance of an effective communication and its impact on patients’ quality of life and compliance with treatment are seldom discussed. Conclusions: Adults with brain tumors have needs in terms of cognitive–emotional–behavioral features that are detectable at the time of diagnosis; more research is needed to identify effective communication protocols in order to allow a higher perceived quality of life in these patients.

Chieffo, D. P. R., Lino, F., Ferrarese, D., Belella, D., Della Pepa, G. M., Doglietto, F., Brain Tumor at Diagnosis: From Cognition and Behavior to Quality of Life, <<DIAGNOSTICS>>, 2023; 13 (3): 1-12. [doi:10.3390/diagnostics13030541] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/237955]

Brain Tumor at Diagnosis: From Cognition and Behavior to Quality of Life

Chieffo, Daniela Pia Rosaria;Ferrarese, Daniele;Della Pepa, Giuseppe Maria;Doglietto, Francesco
2023

Abstract

Background: The present narrative review aims to discuss cognitive–emotional–behavioral symptoms in adults with brain tumors at the time of diagnosis. Methods: The PubMed database was searched considering glioma, pituitary adenoma, and meningioma in adulthood as pathologies, together with cognitive, neuropsychological, or behavioral aspects. Results: Although a significant number of studies describe cognitive impairment after surgery or treatment in adults with brain tumors, only few focus on cognitive–emotional–behavioral symptoms at diagnosis. Furthermore, the importance of an effective communication and its impact on patients’ quality of life and compliance with treatment are seldom discussed. Conclusions: Adults with brain tumors have needs in terms of cognitive–emotional–behavioral features that are detectable at the time of diagnosis; more research is needed to identify effective communication protocols in order to allow a higher perceived quality of life in these patients.
2023
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Chieffo, D. P. R., Lino, F., Ferrarese, D., Belella, D., Della Pepa, G. M., Doglietto, F., Brain Tumor at Diagnosis: From Cognition and Behavior to Quality of Life, <<DIAGNOSTICS>>, 2023; 13 (3): 1-12. [doi:10.3390/diagnostics13030541] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/237955]
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