ProHealth fibromyalgia Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

|
|
|

Trending News

10 "Healthy" Foods That Are NOT Fibro-Friendly

VIDEO: What It Feels Like To Live With Fibro

Fibromyalgia “Is All in Your Head” and Other Abusive Nonsense

Fibromyalgia Research Update from Integrated Tissue Dynamics

VIDEO: Treating Fibromyalgia with Oxytocin

SURVEY: Patient Experience with Physicians

The Brain Boosting and Fatigue Fighting B-12

Fibromyalgia, Family and Friends: 8 Ways to Improve Relationships

Melatonin Regulates Inflammation Resolution in Fibromyalgia and Other Disorders

Fibromyalgia and Disability Claims

 
Print Page
Email Article

Coverage of CFS Within U.S. Medical Schools Lacking, Study Finds

  [ 6 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By T. Mark Peterson et al. • www.ProHealth.com • November 27, 2013


Editor's Comment: The survey used for this study asked medical school representatives: 1) to identify whether clinical treatment for CFS was offered, and if yes, which (if any) faculty members were considered experts in treating CFS, 2) to identify any significant CFS research (current projects or papers published) taking place within the confines of the school, and 3) to describe the extent of CFS coverage and instruction within the medical schools’ curricula. A total of 21 schools offered clinical care, and a total of 20 schools included ME/CFS in their curricula. Only 11 schools had published papers on ME/CFS.

Note: You can read the full text of this study HERE.

By T. Mark Peterson, D.D.S, et al.

Abstract

Little is known about the extent to which chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is covered within medical schools in the United States (U.S.) The current study is an exploration of the extent that CFS is covered in the areas of treatment, research, and curricula in U.S. Medical Schools.

Surveys were sent to personnel at 132 accredited U.S. medical schools and a total of 71 schools responded. The extent of coverage across the three domains was extremely limited. Only 29.6% of schools met the clinical criterion, 28.2% met the curricula criterion, and 15% met the research criterion. Only four of the 71 (5.6%) responding schools met criteria for all three domains.

While the current study is preliminary, it points to significant gaps in the coverage of CFS among medical institutions, which is likely impacting the ability of physicians to fully acknowledge, understand, effectively treat, and find a cure for CFS.

Source: Universal Journal of Public Health 1(4): 177-179, 2013 DOI: 10.13189/ujph.2013.010404. T. Mark Peterson, D.D.S, Thomas W. Peterson, D.D.S., Sarah Emerson, B.S., Eric Regalbuto, Meredyth A. Evans, M.A., Leonard A. Jason, Ph.D. Center for Community Research, DePaul University, Chicago, 60614, Illinois, United States *Corresponding Author: mevans24@depaul.edu





Discuss This Article Post a Comment 




[ Be the first to comment on this article ]




 
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Our FREE
Newsletter
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Featured Products

Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™ Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™
The B-12 your brain needs for detox & sharpness
Guaifenesin FA™ Guaifenesin FA™
Natural Expectorant Relieves Chest Congestion
B-12 Extreme™ B-12 Extreme™
The Most Potent Vitamin B-12 on Earth
FibroSleep™ by ProHealth FibroSleep™ by ProHealth
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid

Natural Remedies

Live Longer: Groundbreaking Research on Omega-3s Live Longer: Groundbreaking Research on Omega-3s
Sleep Like a Baby in Nature's Cradle Sleep Like a Baby in Nature's Cradle
Could a B-12 Deficiency Be Causing Your Symptoms? Could a B-12 Deficiency Be Causing Your Symptoms?
Reversing Neurodegeneration with a New Magnesium Compound Reversing Neurodegeneration with a New Magnesium Compound
Broad Spectrum Protection Against Brain Aging Broad Spectrum Protection Against Brain Aging

FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia 101
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS 101
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE
CONTACT US
PRIVACY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing