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Comparing the DePaul Symptom Questionnaire with doctors’assessments

Research abstract: Background: Diagnostic assessment of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is largely based on a two part process; screening patients who might meet criteria and following up this assessment with physicians’ clinical evaluation of a range … Continue reading

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4 key characteristics of ME identified in 3 countries

Research abstract: The present study attempted to identify critical symptom domains of individuals with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Using patient and control samples collected in the United States, Great Britain, and Norway, exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was … Continue reading

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Differences found in CFS experience in UK & USA

Research abstract: Few studies have compared symptomatology and functional differences experienced by patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) across cultures. The current study compared patients with CFS from the United States (US) to those from the United Kingdom (UK) across … Continue reading

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Useful symptom questionnaire to aid ME diagnosis

 Research abstract Background: The DePaul Symptom Questionnaire (DSQ) was developed to provide a structured approach for collecting standardized symptomatology and health history information to allow researchers and clinicians to determine whether a patient meets the diagnostic criteria for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic … 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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Vision related symptoms in CFS/ME

Extract: People diagnosed with CFS/ME consistently report that they experience vision-related symptoms associated with their illness and some of these reports are being verified experimentally.  Although vision-related symptoms may represent a significant clinical feature of CFS/ME that could be useful … Continue reading

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