ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Ultrasound Therapy for Fibromyalgia and Lyme Disease

Curcumin: The All In One Solution, Part 2

What Are the Benefits of Vitamin K2?

Vitamin D deficiency + high fat diet = metabolic syndrome

Why You Should Take Your Apple Cider Vinegar at Night

Use Burdock Oil to Promote Healthy Hair Growth

Meet Your Weight Loss Goals

People with forms of early-onset Parkinson's disease may benefit from boosting niacin in diet, resea...

AMA journal associates iron deficiency with hearing loss

Why the Mediterranean Diet Is so Successful

 
Print Page
Email Article

Practice Nurses’ views of their role in the management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalitis: A qualitative study - Source: BMC Nursing, Jan 22, 2009

  [ 5 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By Carolyn Chew-Graham, et al. • www.ProHealth.com • January 22, 2009


[Note: to read the free full text of this open access article, click here.]

Background: NICE [the UK’s National Institute for Clinical Excellence] guidelines suggest that patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalitis (CFS/ME) should be managed in Primary Care. Practice Nurses are increasingly being involved in the management of long-term conditions, so are likely to also have a growing role in managing CFS/ME.

However their attitudes to, and experiences of patients with CFS/ME and its management must be explored to understand what barriers may exist in developing their role for this group of patients. The aim of this study was to explore Practice Nurses’ understanding and beliefs about CFS/ME and its management.

Methods: Semi-structured interviews with 29 Practice Nurses. Interviews were transcribed verbatim and an iterative approach used to develop themes from the dataset.

Results: Practice nurses had limited understanding about CFS/ME which had been largely gained through contact with patients, friends, personal experiences and the media rather than formal training.

They had difficulty seeing CFS/ME as a long term condition.

They did identify a potential role they could have in management of CFS/ME but devalued their own skills in psychological intervention, and suggested counseling would be an appropriate therapeutic option.

They recognized a need for further training and ongoing supervision from both medical and psychological colleagues.

Some viewed the condition as contentious and held pejorative views about CFS/ME. Such skepticism and negative attitudes will be a significant barrier to the management of patients with CFS/ME in primary care.

Conclusions:

• The current role of Practice Nurses in the ongoing management of patients with CFS/ME is limited.

• Practice Nurses have little understanding of the evidence-base for treatment of CFS/ME, particularly psychological therapies, describing management options in terms of advice giving, self-help or counseling.

• Practice Nurses largely welcomed the potential development of their role in this area, but identified barriers and training needs which must be addressed to enable them to feel confident managing of patients with this condition.

• Training must begin by addressing negative attitudes to patients with CFS/ME.

Source: BMC Nursing (BioMedCentral), Jan 22, 2009: 8(2). DOI:10.1186/1472-6955-8-2, by Chew Graham C, Dixon R, Shaw JW, Smyth N, Lovell K, Peters S. Schools of Community-Based Medicine, Psychological Sciences, and Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK. [E-mail: cchew@manchester.ac.uk]





Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium

Natural Remedies

Coenzyme Q10 - The Energy Maker Coenzyme Q10 - The Energy Maker
Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Tart Cherry Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Tart Cherry
Prepare Yourself for Cold & Flu Season Prepare Yourself for Cold & Flu Season
Front Line Defense Against Colds & Flu - Support for Healthy Immune System Balance Front Line Defense Against Colds & Flu - Support for Healthy Immune System Balance
"It's Not Easy Being Green" - But It Is Healthy

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map