Tag Archives: assessment of symptoms

CFS/ME & FM: the foundation of a relationship

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and Fibromyalgia (FM): the foundation of a relationship, by Pamela G Mckay, Colin R Martin, Helen Walker, Mick Fleming in British Journal of Pain Oct 2019 [doi.org/10.1177/2049463719875164] Research abstract: Introduction: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)/Myalgic … Continue reading

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Differentiating post-polio syndrome from ME & CFS

Differentiating post-polio syndrome from myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome, by Lauren Klebek, Madison Sunnquist & Leonard A Jason in Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior.  Published online: 06 Nov 2019 [doi.org/10.1080/21641846.2019.1687117]   Research abstract: Background:  Overlapping and concomitant symptoms among … Continue reading

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The development of an instrument to assess post-exertional malaise in patients with ME & CFS

The development of an instrument to assess post-exertional malaise in patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome, by Leonard A Jason, Carly S Holtzman, Madison Sunnquist, Joseph Cotler in Journal of Health Psychology, 24 Oct 2018 [Preprint] Research abstract: Post-exertional malaise, … Continue reading

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ME: symptoms & biomarkers

Review abstract: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) continues to cause significant morbidity worldwide with an estimated one million cases in the United States. Hurdles to establishing consensus to achieve accurate evaluation of patients with ME continue, fueled by poor agreement about case definitions, slow progress … Continue reading

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DSQ is valid tool for assessing symptoms in ME/CFS

Abstract Background: The diagnosis of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is complex and largely based on self-reported symptom profiles. The field lacks consensus for a singular case definition and heterogeneous samples make comparability across studies difficult. Purpose: The present study … Continue reading

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Accuracy of memory of CFS symptoms

Abstract This study serves as an investigation of the reliability of symptom data as reported by individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), across three recall time frames (the past week, the past month, and the past 6 months), and at … Continue reading

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