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  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Reiter, R.; Sharma, Ramaswamy; Castillo, Rafael; Marik, Paul E.; Domínguez Rodriguez, Alberto; Cardinali, Daniel Pedro; Tesarik, Jan;
    Country: Argentina

    Abstract: Two highly relevant studies related to SARS-CoV-2 and coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and supporting the use of melatonin to prevent and treat this serious infection were published recently. Campos-Codo and colleagues [1] documented experimentally their claim that drugs which specifically target hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) would likely have great therapeutic value in treating COVID-19. The second report is a retrospective analysis based on the clinical experience at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center with the use of drugs to treat respiratory distress in COVID-19-infected patients who required endotracheal intubation [2]. Hyperinflammatory monocytes/macrophages accumulate in abundance in the lower respiratory tract where they play a key role in determining the severity of SARS-CoV-2 infections. Campos-Codo, et al. [1] found that monocytes/macrophages infected with the SARSCoV-2 virus reprogram their metabolism from the conventional mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) to the (usually) pathological cytosolic glycolysis. This so-called Warburg-type metabolism is aided by the inadequately controlled elevated blood glucose levels of diabetic patients, which enhances cellular glycolysis, viral replication and hastens development of a severe respiratory infection resulting from the elevated cytokine release (“cytokine storm”).

  • Other research product . Other ORP type . 2020
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Otero Losada, Matilde; Kobiec, Tamara; Udovin, Lucas Daniel; Chevalier, Guenson; Quarracino, Cecilia; Menéndez Maissonave, Camila Belén; Bordet, Sofía; Capani, Francisco; Pérez Lloret, Santiago;
    Country: Argentina

    Abstract: Humankind has gone through major airborne virus pandemics in the modern era. Coronavirus outbreaks have been registered in 2003 [severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)], 2009 [Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS)], and 2019/2020 ongoing [CoV disease (COVID-19)]. Influenza outbreaks were documented in 1918 (post-World War I Spanish flu, H1N1 virus), 1957–1958 (Asian flu, H2N2 virus), 1968 (the Hong Kong flu, H3N2 virus), and 2009 (the swine flu, H1N1 virus).

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Paez Maggio, M.; Rossi, M.; Fazzito, L.; Merello, M.;
    Country: Argentina

    Abstract: Most of the validated ‘events exposure’ questionnaires are focused on lifetime burden and are hardly applicable to Argentina owing to its sociocultural and natural conditions, where corruption and economic crises have been hitting middle-class people’s lives in a cyclic manner. This prompted us to develop a new questionnaire, validated in Argentina, to assess the occurrence of exposure to events and their severity over a limited period. Deductive (bibliographic search) and inductive (by a Delphi group) selection was used to create an initial group of 24 questions, which were condensed into a final 14-item questionnaire. After administration to 512 inhabitants of the metropolitan area of Buenos Aires and other major cities in Argentina, the questionnaire was shown to have an intraclass correlation coefficient of 0.996 and an internal consistency, measured by the omega coefficient, of 0.86. Because this study was conducted during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, an additional question on how this situation affected individuals was included. The time span used to measure event exposure was 1 year prior to the study. In the case of an affirmative event exposure, the responder selected the severity of the stress perception generated on a Likert-like scale, ranging from 0 (nothing) to 5 (severe). Fifty-eight per cent of the responders were women, and the mean age was 47.14 years (SD: 13.97). The average annual event incidence per person was 2.5 events (SD: 1.88). Thirty-two per cent (164/512) reported at least one 5-point event on the severity scale. Ten per cent (51/512) responded that the COVID-19 pandemic affected them in a different manner than events related to personal or family disease, or the death of a close family member or friend.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Murillo, Ana Gabriela; Gómez, Georgina; Durán Agüero, Samuel; Parra Soto, Solange Liliana; Araneda, Jacqueline; Morales, Gladys; Ríos Castillo, Israel; Carpio Arias, Valeria; Cavagnari, Brian M.; Nava González, Edna J.; +6 more
    Country: Argentina

    Abstract: This study aimed to compare the diet quality of different dietary patterns among college students from Latin American countries, including vegetarians, vegans, and omnivores during the COVID-19 pandemic. A cross-sectional, observational, multicenter study was conducted including a non- probabilistic sample of university students from 10 countries. University students were invited to participate in the study through social network platforms. Participants were self-reported to have followed a specific dietary pattern; either the Prudent diet, Western diet, Ovo-dairy-vegetarian diet, Fish-vegetarian diet, Strict vegetarian diet (vegan) or other. The last three patterns (vegetarians and vegans) were grouped as following a plant-based diet. A self-assessment survey was used to evaluate healthy eating habits using a questionnaire with values between 1 (do not consume) and 5 (consume) for a total of 9–45 points (higher values represent better eating habits). Unhealthy habits were assessed with nine questions. A total of 4,809 students filled out the questionnaire, and the majority of them were females (73.7%). A high percentage have been in lockdown for more than 5 months and were in lockdown when the survey was released. 74.3% were self-reported to follow a prudent diet, while 11.4% reported following a western dietary pattern and 8.8% a plant-based diet. When compliance with healthy and unhealthy dietary habits was analyzed, although all groups had low compliance, the plant-based diet group (56.09 ±6.11) performed better than the Western diet group (48.03 ± 5.99). The total diet quality score was significantly higher for plant-based diet followers, who also tended to better achieve the recommendations than omnivorous students, especially the ones following a western diet. These results present evidence that young adults such as college-aged students have unhealthy dietary habits. However, the ones who follow a plant-based diet such as vegetarians and vegans exhibit better scores and healthier dietary conducts.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Cardinali, Daniel Pedro; Brown, Gregory M.; Reiter, R.; Pandi Perumal, Seithikurippu R.;
    Country: Argentina

    Abstract: The association of age with a higher vulnerability to COVID-19 infection is a subject of major importance. Several factors, including higher stress due to social isolation, diminished melatonin levels with age, and higher exposure of individuals to light at the evening, which reduces melatonin levels and disrupts circadian rhythmicity are relevant for maintaining the circadian health in aged individuals. Properly administered, chronotherapy restores the optimal circadian pattern of the sleep–wake cycle in the elderly. It involves adequate sleep hygiene, timed light exposure, and the use of a chronobiotic medication like melatonin, which affects the output phase of circadian rhythms thus controlling the biological clock. Besides, the therapeutic potential of melatonin as an agent to counteract the consequences of COVID-19 infections has been advocated due to its wide-ranging effects as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and as an immunomodulatory agent, as well as to a possible antiviral action. This article discusses how chronotherapy may reverse the detrimental circadian condition of the elderly in the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Rosati, Germán; Domenech, Laia; Chazarreta, Adriana Silvina; Maguire, Tomás;
    Country: Argentina

    We present a first approximation to the quantification of social representations about the COVID-19, using news comments. A web crawler was developed to construct the dataset of reader’s comments. We detect relevant topics in the dataset using Latent Dirichlet Allocation, and analyze its evolution during time. Finally, we show a first prototype to the prediction of the majority topics, using FastText. Sociedad Argentina de Informática

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Zamponi, Hernan P.; Juarez-Aguayso, Leonardo; Kukoc, Gabriela; Domínguez, María Eugenia; Pini, Belén; Padilla, Eduardo G.; Calvó, María; Molina-Rangeon, Silvia Beatriz; Guerrero, Gonzalo; Figueredo-Aguiar, Mariana; +7 more
    Country: Argentina

    Abstract: Background: COVID-19 has affected more than 150 million people. The causal coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 has infected twice as many individuals who have remained asymptomatic. COVID-19 includes central nervous system (CNS) manifestations and may result in chronic neuropsychiatric sequelae. Risk factors for COVID-19 sequelae overlap with those for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), particularly older age and ApoE4 status. The Alzheimer’s Association Consortium on Chronic Neuropsychiatric Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (CNS SC2) established harmonized definitions, ascertainment and assessment methodologies to evaluate and longitudinally follow up cohorts of older adults with variable exposure to COVID-19. We present preliminary data from CNS SC2 in a prospective cohort of 234 older adult Amerindians from Argentina. Method: Participants are ≥ 60 years recruited from the health registry of the Province of Jujuy containing all SARS-CoV-2 testing data (regardless of clinical status and of the result of the testing). We randomly invite older adults stratified by testing status regardless of symptom severity, a minimum of 3 months after clinical recovery (maximum 6 months); refusal to participate is <45%. Assessment includes interview with the Schedules for Clinical Assessment in Neuropsychiatry (SCAN) and Clinical Dementia Rating scale; neurocognitive assessment; emotional reactivity scale; and neurological assessment including semiquantitative olfactory function test, motor function, coordination and gait. We present here the results of olfactory testing and cognitive assessments. Result: We assessed 233 infected participants and 64 controls. Average duration of formal learning is 9.35 ± 2.6 years and mean age is 66.7 ± 5.13 years. Normative data for the local population were available for Word list, Corsi Blocks, Oral Trails and Five Digit Tests and were used to normalize Z-scores and categorize the sample in 3 groups: normal cognition (NC,44.6%); memory only impairment (MOI,21%); and multiple domain impairment (MDI,34.4%). Individuals with MDI presented severe alterations in short-term memory; semantic memory; naming; executive function and attention compared to NC or MO groups (Table 1). Severity of cognitive impairment was significantly correlated with severity of olfactory dysfunction (χ2 = 13.82; p= 0.003) but not severity of acute COVID-19. Conclusion: Older adults frequently suffer persistent cognitive impairment after recovery from SARS-CoV-2 infection; cognitive impairment is correlated with persistent anosmia.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Barrantes, Francisco José;
    Country: Argentina

    Abstract: The role of cholesterol in severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and other coronavirus-host cell interactions is currently being discussed in the context of two main scenarios: i) the presence of the neutral lipid in cholesterol-rich lipid domains involved in different steps of the viral infection and ii) the alteration of metabolic pathways by the virus over the course of infection. Cholesterol-enriched lipid domains have been reported to occur in the lipid envelope membrane of the virus, in the host-cell plasma membrane, as well as in endosomal and other intracellular membrane cellular compartments. These membrane subdomains, whose chemical and physical properties distinguish them from the bulk lipid bilayer, have been purported to participate in diverse phenomena, from virus-host cell fusion to intracellular trafficking and exit of the virions from the infected cell. SARS-CoV-2 recruits many key proteins that participate under physiological conditions in cholesterol and lipid metabolism in general. This review analyses the status of cholesterol and lipidome proteins in SARS-CoV-2 infection and the new horizons they open for therapeutic intervention.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Díaz, Francisco Javier; D'Agostino, Sandra; Molinari, Lía Hebe; Osorio, Alejandra; Amadeo, Ana Paola; Vaena, Rubén Abel;
    Country: Argentina

    The Phone Line 148 (in spanish, Centro de Atencion Integral Telefonica-linea 148, CAIT) of the de Government of Province of Buenos Aires (Argentina) is the telephone communication channel with citizens for consultations about general provincial procedures. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the phone line 148 is one of the first contacts between a person that believes to be infected and the Health Care System. It is the principal place of the registry of suspected cases of infection and close contact cases. In addition, it provides general information about situations related to the pandemic. The use of a virtual learning tool as Moodle, facilitated the formation of a community to establish a uniform discourse before citizens and guarantee immediate communication in the face of new guidelines or emerging situations. Facultad de Informática

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Garófalo, Carolina Sofía; Petrikovich, Lucia; Garcia, Claudia Silvina;
    Country: Argentina

    Abstract: the study of older adults has gained relevance in recent years. Although personality traits, coping strategies, and nonspecific psychological distress are related to mental health, they have not been studied in depth in this age group. The main purpose of this review was to address the interaction between these variables, considering adaptive and maladaptive aspects, and clarifying their specific characteristics in older adults. The current context of the COVID-19 pandemic represents a risk factor and a challenge for individuals in this age group, influencing both physical and mental health.

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  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Reiter, R.; Sharma, Ramaswamy; Castillo, Rafael; Marik, Paul E.; Domínguez Rodriguez, Alberto; Cardinali, Daniel Pedro; Tesarik, Jan;
    Country: Argentina

    Abstract: Two highly relevant studies related to SARS-CoV-2 and coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and supporting the use of melatonin to prevent and treat this serious infection were published recently. Campos-Codo and colleagues [1] documented experimentally their claim that drugs which specifically target hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) would likely have great therapeutic value in treating COVID-19. The second report is a retrospective analysis based on the clinical experience at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center with the use of drugs to treat respiratory distress in COVID-19-infected patients who required endotracheal intubation [2]. Hyperinflammatory monocytes/macrophages accumulate in abundance in the lower respiratory tract where they play a key role in determining the severity of SARS-CoV-2 infections. Campos-Codo, et al. [1] found that monocytes/macrophages infected with the SARSCoV-2 virus reprogram their metabolism from the conventional mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) to the (usually) pathological cytosolic glycolysis. This so-called Warburg-type metabolism is aided by the inadequately controlled elevated blood glucose levels of diabetic patients, which enhances cellular glycolysis, viral replication and hastens development of a severe respiratory infection resulting from the elevated cytokine release (“cytokine storm”).

  • Other research product . Other ORP type . 2020
    Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Otero Losada, Matilde; Kobiec, Tamara; Udovin, Lucas Daniel; Chevalier, Guenson; Quarracino, Cecilia; Menéndez Maissonave, Camila Belén; Bordet, Sofía; Capani, Francisco; Pérez Lloret, Santiago;
    Country: Argentina

    Abstract: Humankind has gone through major airborne virus pandemics in the modern era. Coronavirus outbreaks have been registered in 2003 [severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)], 2009 [Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS)], and 2019/2020 ongoing [CoV disease (COVID-19)]. Influenza outbreaks were documented in 1918 (post-World War I Spanish flu, H1N1 virus), 1957–1958 (Asian flu, H2N2 virus), 1968 (the Hong Kong flu, H3N2 virus), and 2009 (the swine flu, H1N1 virus).

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Paez Maggio, M.; Rossi, M.; Fazzito, L.; Merello, M.;
    Country: Argentina

    Abstract: Most of the validated ‘events exposure’ questionnaires are focused on lifetime burden and are hardly applicable to Argentina owing to its sociocultural and natural conditions, where corruption and economic crises have been hitting middle-class people’s lives in a cyclic manner. This prompted us to develop a new questionnaire, validated in Argentina, to assess the occurrence of exposure to events and their severity over a limited period. Deductive (bibliographic search) and inductive (by a Delphi group) selection was used to create an initial group of 24 questions, which were condensed into a final 14-item questionnaire. After administration to 512 inhabitants of the metropolitan area of Buenos Aires and other major cities in Argentina, the questionnaire was shown to have an intraclass correlation coefficient of 0.996 and an internal consistency, measured by the omega coefficient, of 0.86. Because this study was conducted during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, an additional question on how this situation affected individuals was included. The time span used to measure event exposure was 1 year prior to the study. In the case of an affirmative event exposure, the responder selected the severity of the stress perception generated on a Likert-like scale, ranging from 0 (nothing) to 5 (severe). Fifty-eight per cent of the responders were women, and the mean age was 47.14 years (SD: 13.97). The average annual event incidence per person was 2.5 events (SD: 1.88). Thirty-two per cent (164/512) reported at least one 5-point event on the severity scale. Ten per cent (51/512) responded that the COVID-19 pandemic affected them in a different manner than events related to personal or family disease, or the death of a close family member or friend.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Murillo, Ana Gabriela; Gómez, Georgina; Durán Agüero, Samuel; Parra Soto, Solange Liliana; Araneda, Jacqueline; Morales, Gladys; Ríos Castillo, Israel; Carpio Arias, Valeria; Cavagnari, Brian M.; Nava González, Edna J.; +6 more
    Country: Argentina

    Abstract: This study aimed to compare the diet quality of different dietary patterns among college students from Latin American countries, including vegetarians, vegans, and omnivores during the COVID-19 pandemic. A cross-sectional, observational, multicenter study was conducted including a non- probabilistic sample of university students from 10 countries. University students were invited to participate in the study through social network platforms. Participants were self-reported to have followed a specific dietary pattern; either the Prudent diet, Western diet, Ovo-dairy-vegetarian diet, Fish-vegetarian diet, Strict vegetarian diet (vegan) or other. The last three patterns (vegetarians and vegans) were grouped as following a plant-based diet. A self-assessment survey was used to evaluate healthy eating habits using a questionnaire with values between 1 (do not consume) and 5 (consume) for a total of 9–45 points (higher values represent better eating habits). Unhealthy habits were assessed with nine questions. A total of 4,809 students filled out the questionnaire, and the majority of them were females (73.7%). A high percentage have been in lockdown for more than 5 months and were in lockdown when the survey was released. 74.3% were self-reported to follow a prudent diet, while 11.4% reported following a western dietary pattern and 8.8% a plant-based diet. When compliance with healthy and unhealthy dietary habits was analyzed, although all groups had low compliance, the plant-based diet group (56.09 ±6.11) performed better than the Western diet group (48.03 ± 5.99). The total diet quality score was significantly higher for plant-based diet followers, who also tended to better achieve the recommendations than omnivorous students, especially the ones following a western diet. These results present evidence that young adults such as college-aged students have unhealthy dietary habits. However, the ones who follow a plant-based diet such as vegetarians and vegans exhibit better scores and healthier dietary conducts.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Cardinali, Daniel Pedro; Brown, Gregory M.; Reiter, R.; Pandi Perumal, Seithikurippu R.;
    Country: Argentina

    Abstract: The association of age with a higher vulnerability to COVID-19 infection is a subject of major importance. Several factors, including higher stress due to social isolation, diminished melatonin levels with age, and higher exposure of individuals to light at the evening, which reduces melatonin levels and disrupts circadian rhythmicity are relevant for maintaining the circadian health in aged individuals. Properly administered, chronotherapy restores the optimal circadian pattern of the sleep–wake cycle in the elderly. It involves adequate sleep hygiene, timed light exposure, and the use of a chronobiotic medication like melatonin, which affects the output phase of circadian rhythms thus controlling the biological clock. Besides, the therapeutic potential of melatonin as an agent to counteract the consequences of COVID-19 infections has been advocated due to its wide-ranging effects as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and as an immunomodulatory agent, as well as to a possible antiviral action. This article discusses how chronotherapy may reverse the detrimental circadian condition of the elderly in the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Rosati, Germán; Domenech, Laia; Chazarreta, Adriana Silvina; Maguire, Tomás;
    Country: Argentina

    We present a first approximation to the quantification of social representations about the COVID-19, using news comments. A web crawler was developed to construct the dataset of reader’s comments. We detect relevant topics in the dataset using Latent Dirichlet Allocation, and analyze its evolution during time. Finally, we show a first prototype to the prediction of the majority topics, using FastText. Sociedad Argentina de Informática

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Zamponi, Hernan P.; Juarez-Aguayso, Leonardo; Kukoc, Gabriela; Domínguez, María Eugenia; Pini, Belén; Padilla, Eduardo G.; Calvó, María; Molina-Rangeon, Silvia Beatriz; Guerrero, Gonzalo; Figueredo-Aguiar, Mariana; +7 more
    Country: Argentina

    Abstract: Background: COVID-19 has affected more than 150 million people. The causal coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 has infected twice as many individuals who have remained asymptomatic. COVID-19 includes central nervous system (CNS) manifestations and may result in chronic neuropsychiatric sequelae. Risk factors for COVID-19 sequelae overlap with those for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), particularly older age and ApoE4 status. The Alzheimer’s Association Consortium on Chronic Neuropsychiatric Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (CNS SC2) established harmonized definitions, ascertainment and assessment methodologies to evaluate and longitudinally follow up cohorts of older adults with variable exposure to COVID-19. We present preliminary data from CNS SC2 in a prospective cohort of 234 older adult Amerindians from Argentina. Method: Participants are ≥ 60 years recruited from the health registry of the Province of Jujuy containing all SARS-CoV-2 testing data (regardless of clinical status and of the result of the testing). We randomly invite older adults stratified by testing status regardless of symptom severity, a minimum of 3 months after clinical recovery (maximum 6 months); refusal to participate is <45%. Assessment includes interview with the Schedules for Clinical Assessment in Neuropsychiatry (SCAN) and Clinical Dementia Rating scale; neurocognitive assessment; emotional reactivity scale; and neurological assessment including semiquantitative olfactory function test, motor function, coordination and gait. We present here the results of olfactory testing and cognitive assessments. Result: We assessed 233 infected participants and 64 controls. Average duration of formal learning is 9.35 ± 2.6 years and mean age is 66.7 ± 5.13 years. Normative data for the local population were available for Word list, Corsi Blocks, Oral Trails and Five Digit Tests and were used to normalize Z-scores and categorize the sample in 3 groups: normal cognition (NC,44.6%); memory only impairment (MOI,21%); and multiple domain impairment (MDI,34.4%). Individuals with MDI presented severe alterations in short-term memory; semantic memory; naming; executive function and attention compared to NC or MO groups (Table 1). Severity of cognitive impairment was significantly correlated with severity of olfactory dysfunction (χ2 = 13.82; p= 0.003) but not severity of acute COVID-19. Conclusion: Older adults frequently suffer persistent cognitive impairment after recovery from SARS-CoV-2 infection; cognitive impairment is correlated with persistent anosmia.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Barrantes, Francisco José;
    Country: Argentina

    Abstract: The role of cholesterol in severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and other coronavirus-host cell interactions is currently being discussed in the context of two main scenarios: i) the presence of the neutral lipid in cholesterol-rich lipid domains involved in different steps of the viral infection and ii) the alteration of metabolic pathways by the virus over the course of infection. Cholesterol-enriched lipid domains have been reported to occur in the lipid envelope membrane of the virus, in the host-cell plasma membrane, as well as in endosomal and other intracellular membrane cellular compartments. These membrane subdomains, whose chemical and physical properties distinguish them from the bulk lipid bilayer, have been purported to participate in diverse phenomena, from virus-host cell fusion to intracellular trafficking and exit of the virions from the infected cell. SARS-CoV-2 recruits many key proteins that participate under physiological conditions in cholesterol and lipid metabolism in general. This review analyses the status of cholesterol and lipidome proteins in SARS-CoV-2 infection and the new horizons they open for therapeutic intervention.

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Díaz, Francisco Javier; D'Agostino, Sandra; Molinari, Lía Hebe; Osorio, Alejandra; Amadeo, Ana Paola; Vaena, Rubén Abel;
    Country: Argentina

    The Phone Line 148 (in spanish, Centro de Atencion Integral Telefonica-linea 148, CAIT) of the de Government of Province of Buenos Aires (Argentina) is the telephone communication channel with citizens for consultations about general provincial procedures. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the phone line 148 is one of the first contacts between a person that believes to be infected and the Health Care System. It is the principal place of the registry of suspected cases of infection and close contact cases. In addition, it provides general information about situations related to the pandemic. The use of a virtual learning tool as Moodle, facilitated the formation of a community to establish a uniform discourse before citizens and guarantee immediate communication in the face of new guidelines or emerging situations. Facultad de Informática

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Garófalo, Carolina Sofía; Petrikovich, Lucia; Garcia, Claudia Silvina;
    Country: Argentina

    Abstract: the study of older adults has gained relevance in recent years. Although personality traits, coping strategies, and nonspecific psychological distress are related to mental health, they have not been studied in depth in this age group. The main purpose of this review was to address the interaction between these variables, considering adaptive and maladaptive aspects, and clarifying their specific characteristics in older adults. The current context of the COVID-19 pandemic represents a risk factor and a challenge for individuals in this age group, influencing both physical and mental health.