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25th European Congress of Psychiatry / European Psychiatry 41S (2017) S170–S237



Good cognitive insight act as protective factor and

reduce the impact of elevated BP on cognition. Cognitive insight

may be a predictor of elevated BP.

Disclosure of interest

The authors have not supplied their decla-

ration of competing interest.


Fatigue and return-to-work in cancer

patients: Association with work

ability and quality of life

S. Monteiro

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Department of Education and Psychology, University of Aveiro,

Aveiro, Portugal


CINTESIS, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Centre for Health

Technology and Services Research, Porto, Portugal


Department of Education and Psychology, CIDTFF, Research Centre

on Didactics and Technology in the Education of Trainers, Aveiro,


Corresponding author.


Fatigue is a common and debilitating problem in

cancer survivors. Research show that this symptom endures even

in disease-free patients affecting quality of life. Returning to work

is physically and emotionally demanding for this population and

fatigue levels seems to predict the time taken to return to work

and the ability of the worker.


Our main objective was to explore the direct effect

of the fatigue on work ability and quality of life of professionally

active cancer survivors. Aims Fatigue levels, work ability and over-

all quality of life of survivors group were compared with a sample

of individuals without cancer history. Relationship between fatigue

symptoms and work ability and quality of life were examined

within of the survivors group.


This cross-sectional study included 57 cancer survivors

and 57 controls (


= 114) and data was collected from two Cen-

tral Hospitals of Portugal. Participants completed the Functional

Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Fatigue, the Work Ability

Index and the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-General.


Cancer survivors reported higher levels of fatigue than

controls and worse work ability and quality of life (


< .001). Con-

trolling the effect of the age and gender, fatigue of the cancer

survivors group influenced negatively their overall quality of life



= –.


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.143) but not their work ability.


Although the fatigue has not affected directly the

work ability of the cancer survivors, two years or more after the

conclusion of the treatments, this symptom has a significant effect

on the quality of life.

Disclosure of interest

The authors have not supplied their decla-

ration of competing interest.


Paediatric mental health training to

school teachers in London, UK

K. Nijabat

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, UCLH Partners, London, United



The British National Foundation for Educational

Research poll found that two thirds of school teachers feel they

lack the appropriate training to help identifymental health issues in


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contacted 10 schools in London and teachers gave similar

responses to the above poll, stating teachers did not feel confident

identifying or managing common mental health issues in children

and adolescents aged 5–18.


To deliver mental health training in a user friendly way to

teachers and enable them to identify commonmental health issues

in young people.


Address underlying concerns teachers have regarding

pupilsmental health. Discuss strategies tomanage commonmental

health issues.


I delivered a 2-hour training workshop to 25 teachers in

two different schools in London, June 2016. The training included a

lecture on emotional/behavioural and communication disorders in

children. Therewas interactive discussionwith teachers, discussing

various scenarios, such as children becoming tearful, showing

limited eye contact and displaying aggressive behaviour. We dis-

cussed how teachers were dealing with this and how better they

could manage the situation.


I got excellent feedback from teachers, 100% of teachers

found the training very useful and would like to have more training

of this kind in the future. A multidisciplinary approach is needed to

improve the management of mental health in young people.


There is a gap in the knowledge teachers have on

mental health within the young people and the stigma of mental

health makes it more difficult for teachers to address these issues.

Disclosure of interest

The author has not supplied his/her decla-

ration of competing interest.


National Foundation for Education Research, government/uploads/DFE-June2015 .


Psychological characteristics of

emotion control in physicians and


E. Nikolaev

Department of Social and Clinical Psychology, Chuvash State

University, Cheboksary, Russia


Emotional control can play positive role in profes-

sional growth. Are there any negative effects of emotional control

on the professional activity of physicians and teachers?

Objectives and aims

To reveal the specifics of emotional control

in groups of physicians and teachers with different self-reported

health levels.


The study involved 160 physicians and 179 school tea-

chers. Gender ratio and mean age in both groups were similar. The

instruments used: SF-36 health survey and Ban on the emotional

expression questionnaire.


In general, physicians, and teachers more often than con-

trol group controlled the expression of their emotions. Physicians

in comparison with teachers were more likely to restrict both pos-

itive (joy) and negative emotions (sadness, anger). Teachers with a

high level of health by SF-36 had a minimal ban on the expression

of sadness (


< 0.01). The maximum level of the ban on the expres-

sion of anger (


< 0.001) and fear (


< 0.05) and an aggregated ban of

emotional expression was revealed in teachers with average level

of health by SF-36 (


< 0.001). Expression of joy in teachers was not

directly related to the self-reported health level (


> 0.05). Physi-

cians who showed the maximum ban on the emotion expressions

reported only the low health level by SF-36 (


< 0.05). It was more

related to the ban on joy, and less to the ban on anger.


The revealed models of emotional expression con-

trol can strengthen both professional and everyday stresses in

physicians and teachers. Different prevention programs are needed

for these groups of professionals.

Disclosure of interest

The author has not supplied his/her decla-

ration of competing interest.