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Comparison of Fatigue Severity and Quality of Life between Unexplained Fatigue Patients and Explained Fatigue Patients, 2018, Kim et al

Discussion in 'PsychoSocial ME/CFS Research' started by Andy, May 26, 2018.

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  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member & Outreach

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    Unexplained fatigue seems to be assumed to equate to CFS by the authors.
    https://www.kjfm.or.kr/journal/view.php?doi=10.4082/kjfm.2018.39.3.180
     
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    Interesting. It's in the Korean Journal of Family Medicine, so may be a good thing in recognising the need for more support for patients with unexplained fatigue. I wonder whether Korea recognises ME/CFS. I have only read the abstract.
     
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    Sadly they cite PACE as the evidence for CBT as a treatment in the conclusion. I don't remember that they mention GET or not.
     
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    Ah, not so good then, if they are using PACE as the kind of support they are talking about.
     
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    But surely in that case, after a while, the "fatigue" would no longer be "unexplained", as it would be caused by the advice to ignore what their own bodies are telling them, leading to a worsening, but explained, "fatigue" (amongst other things) so according to the abstract of this paper the victims QoL should then improve.
     

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