Severe chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME): recovery is possible

Burley, Lucy, Cox, Diane and Findley, Leslie J. (2007) Severe chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME): recovery is possible. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70 (8). pp. 339-344. Full text not available from this repository.

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Abstract

The recovery of individuals with very severe chronic fatigue syndrome/
myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is possible with successful multidisciplinary
management. This case vignette aims to highlight the beneficial outcome of
using occupational therapy lifestyle management and the Canadian Occupational
Performance Measure to identify perceived problems in occupational performance
and indicate change. The current management strategies in CFS/ME are discussed
briefly and the challenges of the management of severe CFS/ME are described,
indicating a need for a supportive team and specialist inpatient services.
In 2003, the Department of Health released funds in England to develop more
widely accessible CFS/ME services. This case study illustrates a positive outcome
for one individual with severe CFS/ME, following admission to a specialist
inpatient facility. It is hoped that it may aid other therapists working with and
developing services for people with severe presentations of CFS/ME.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Occupational Therapy
Publisher: College of Occupational Therapists
ISSN: 0308-0226 (print) 1477-6006 (online)
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Health, Psychology and Social Studies > Public Health, Specialist and Advanced Practice > Health Improvement and Public Health QG
Depositing User: Janet Henderson
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2009 14:50
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2016 16:08
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/26

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