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

16 Tips from 16 Years Sick

Fibromyalgia Fare Fit for All Seasons

New Study Shows Artificial Sweeteners Lead to Diabetes

Essential Oils — An Effective and Healthy Option to Treat Headaches

Higher vitamin D levels associated with less severe disease in NAFLD patients

Krill Oil: Make This Omega-3 Supplement Part of Your Health Regimen

How zinc helps fight esophageal cancer

Everything You Need to Know About Black Cohosh

Low vitamin D levels predict ED in diabetics

The Cellular Enzyme That Promotes Longevity And Reduces Fat Storage

Print Page
Email Article

Chronic fatigue, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), & Fibromyalgia (FM). Disability & health-care use

  [ 32 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By Bombardier CH, Buchwald D • • September 11, 1996

OBJECTIVES: Disabling chronic fatigue that does not meet criteria
for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or fibromyalgia (FM) is a
condition thought to be associated with substantial disability
and an apparently high use of health-care services. The
authors compare patients who have chronic fatigue, CFS, FM, or
CFS and FM together (CFS+FM) on employment status,
self-reported disability, number of medical care visits, type
of services obtained, and other diagnoses received.

The authors studied 402 patients from a university-based
chronic fatigue clinic. All patients underwent an initial
structured diagnostic assessment. One hundred forty-seven
patients met case criteria for CFS, 28 for FM, 61 for CFS+FM,
and 166 fell in the residual chronic fatigue group. Of these
patients, 388 completed a follow-up questionnaire an average
of 1.7 years later. Chi-squared tests and analysis of variance
were used to compare groups on follow-up measures of
health-care use and disability.

RESULTS: Patients with chronic
fatigue, CFS, FM, and CFS+FM were similar in terms of
disability and health-care use, though those with CFS+FM were
significantly more likely to be unemployed and to use more
chiropractic and "other" provider services. Rates of
unemployment ranged from 26% (chronic fatigue) to 51%
(CFS+FM). Overall, patients reported a mean of 21 visits to a
wide variety health-care providers during the previous year,
with no significant differences between groups.

Chronic fatigue, CFS, and FM are associated with considerable
personal and occupational disability and low rates of
employment. The potentially large economic burden of these
disorders underscores the need for accurate estimates of
direct and indirect costs, the relative contribution of
individual factors to disability, and the need to develop
targeted rehabilitation programs.

MCM: Reports rates of unemployment at intake of 26.1% in CF,
37.4% in CFS, 35.7% in FM, and 50.8% in CFS+FM.

Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® FibroSleep™

Article Comments

Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment

Optimized Curcumin Longvida with Omega-3

Featured Products

Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function

Natural Remedies

Relief for Dry, Itchy Skin Caused by Fibromyalgia Relief for Dry, Itchy Skin Caused by Fibromyalgia
Looking for Energy? Turn to Plants. Looking for Energy? Turn to Plants.
Eating Fat is Good... Maybe... Could Be... Sometimes Eating Fat is Good... Maybe... Could Be... Sometimes
The Brain Boosting and Fatigue Fighting B-12 The Brain Boosting and Fatigue Fighting B-12
Secret Nutrient for Radiant Skin Secret Nutrient for Radiant Skin

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

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
Credit Card Processing
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