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Healthcare Provision for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Marie Thomas
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Abstract

This chapter focuses on healthcare provision for people with CFS in line with recommendations made by the CMO and the CFS/ME Working Group. The chapter begins with a survey of patient and GP illness beliefs and goes on to discuss the efficacy of pharmacological therapies. Finally, the chapter presents outcomes of three behavioural therapies used to manage symptoms of the illness. These include multi-convergent therapy developed by a physiotherapist and the counselling services and rehabilitation courses run by Action for ME. The efficacy of these therapies was evaluated using the subjective and objective developed in previous research.

Keywords

Chronic fatigue syndrome Multi-convergent therapy Counselling Rehabilitation course Intervention 

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  • Marie Thomas
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  1. 1.Bath Spa UniversityBathUK

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