Tag Archives: Abigail A Brown

Patients’ hopes for recovery from ME/CFS: toward a “recovery in” framework”

Patients’ hopes for recovery from myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome: Toward a “recovery in” framework, by Andrew R Devendorf, Abigail A Brown, Leonard A Jason in Chronic Illness [First published 6 Dec 2018]   Research abstract: Objective: There is no consensus … Continue reading

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Meta-analysis investigating post-exertional malaise between patients & controls

Review abstract: Meta-analysis investigating post-exertional malaise between patients and controls by Abigail Brown and Leonard Jason in J Health Psychol. 2018 Jul [First published 5 July 2018] Post-exertional malaise is either required or included in many previously proposed case definitions of myalgic … Continue reading

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Investigating Post-Exertional Malaise as a core symptom of ME & CFS: a meta-analytic approach

Thesis abstract: Investigating Post-Exertional Malaise as a Core Symptom of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Meta-Analytic Approach, by Abigail A. Brown (2017). Phd thesis 234, College of Science and Health, DePaul University. [Published Online September 27, 2017] Efforts to establish a … Continue reading

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Differentiating MS from ME & CFS

Research abstract: Differentiating Multiple Sclerosis from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, by LA Jason, D Ohanian, A Brown. M Sunnquist, S McManimen, L Klebek, P Fox and M Sorenson in Insights in Biomedicine Vol. 2 No. 2:11 2017 Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Myalgic … Continue reading

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A content analysis of CFS & ME in the US news from 1987 to 2013

Research abstract: A content analysis of chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelitis in the news from 1987 to 2013, by Zachary A Siegel, Abigail Brown, Andrew Devendorf,  Johanna Collier, Leonard Jason in Chronic Illness [Preprint April 2017] Objectives: The aim of this … Continue reading

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Identifying key symptoms differentiating ME & CFS from MS

Research abstract: It is unclear what key symptoms differentiate Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and Chronic Fatigue syndrome (CFS) from Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The current study compared self-report symptom data of patients with ME or CFS with those with MS. The self-report … Continue reading

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Increased risk of mortality in patients with ME & CFS

Research abstract: Background: There is a dearth of research examining mortality in individuals with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Some studies suggest there is an elevated risk of suicide and earlier mortality compared to national norms. However, findings are inconsistent. Objective: … Continue reading

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The role of infectious and stress-related onsets in ME & CFS

Research abstract: This study examined how the mode of onset for myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME and CFS) impacts patients’ presenting symptomatology. Specifically, this study investigated the differences between the most commonly reported ME and CFS onsets: infectious, … Continue reading

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Methods of evaluating ME interventions

Research abstract: INTRODUCTION The current study provides data from two patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis, who charted several of their symptoms over time. CASE PRESENTATION Each patient charted domains that were relevant to them, and they were attempting to assess the … Continue reading

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Defining ME/CFS: McGrath comments on Brown/Jason research

Simon McGrath at Phoenix rising comments on the full text (not available free) of Brown and Jason’s paper Validating a measure of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome symptomatology Extract from : Validating a measure of ME/CFS symptomatology – Brown & Jason … Continue reading

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