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Quality of Life Issues in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • P. G. McKay
  • C. R. Martin
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Abstract:

 Quality of life has become an area of important clinical concern within the context of the  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The association of deficits in quality of life in this group has been thrown into sharp relief by the more recent conceptualization of this distressing presentation as likely of being of biological, rather than psychiatric, origin. Chronic fatigue syndrome is an enigmatic presentation, the etiology of which remains speculative, this arising to the vacuum of evidence regarding causation being filled by opinion rather than fact, often to the detriment to the patient group as a whole. This chapter will explore the salient issues regarding assessment of quality of life in patients diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome.

Keywords

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Life Index Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patient Sickness Impact Profile Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network 
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List of Abbreviations:

CFS

chronic fatigue syndrome

CHD

coronary heart disease

EQ-5D

EuroQOL Five Dimensions

HRQL

 health-related quality of life

ME

 Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

QLI

Quality of Life Index

SF-36

short-form 36

SIP

sickness impact profile

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