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

Burley, Lucy, Cox, Diane ORCID logo ORCID: 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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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 / Publication Title: British Journal of Occupational Therapy
Publisher: College of Occupational Therapists
ISSN: 1477-6006
Departments: Professional Services > Research Office & Graduate School (ROGS)
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Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2009 14:50
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