Activate Now
 
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

Patient Insights into the Design of Technology to Support a Strengths-Based Approach to Health Care.

SURVEY: Weight Management & Chronic Illness

Japanese green tea consumers have reduced risk of dementia

Do Nothing, Accomplish Everything! The Connection Between Breathing and Healing

Meet the ProHealth Editors

Best Herbs to Help With Insomnia

Choline: Why You Should Eat Your Egg Yolks and Take Krill

Calcium, vitamin D supplementation associated improved stroke recovery

Acupressure reduced fatigue in breast cancer survivors

More positive evidence for melatonin in breast cancer battle

 
Print Page
Email Article

Postinfectious fatigue: prospective cohort study in primary care

  [ 25 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • May 27, 1995


The idea that chronic fatigue has an infectious origin has become
popular, but the main evidence for such an association has
come from retrospective case-control studies, which are
subject to ascertainment bias. We report a prospective study
of the outcome of clinically diagnosed infections in patients
presenting to UK general practitioners. Questionnaires
assessing fatigue and psychiatric morbidity were sent to all
patients aged 18-45 years in the study practices. The
prevalence of chronic fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome was
then ascertained among 1199 people aged 18-45 who presented to
the general practitioners with symptomatic infections and in
1167 people who attended the surgeries for other reasons. 84%
were followed up at 6 months. 9.9% of cases and 11.7% of
controls reported chronic fatigue (odds ratio 1.0 [95% CI
0.6-1.1]).

There were no differences in the proportions who
met various criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome. No effect
of infection was noted when we excluded subjects who reported
fatigue or psychological morbidity at the baseline screening.
The strongest independent predictors of postinfectious fatigue
were fatigue assessed before presentation with clinical
infection (3.0 [1.9-4.7]) and psychological distress before
presentation (1.8 [1.2-2.9]) and at presentation with the
acute infection (1.8 [1.1-2.8]). There was no effect of sex or
social class. Our study shows no evidence that common
infective episodes in primary care are related to the onset of
chronic fatigue or chronic fatigue syndrome.

Wessely S, Chalder T, Hirsch S, Pawlikowska T, Wallace P, Wright DJ




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Energy NADH™ 12.5mg

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


 
Natural Pain Relief Supplements

Featured Products

FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength

Natural Remedies

Block food Cravings At Their Molecular Root Block food Cravings At Their Molecular Root
Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Tart Cherry Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Tart Cherry
When a Negative is Positive - Goodnighties Recovery Sleepwear When a Negative is Positive - Goodnighties Recovery Sleepwear
The Curcumin Revolution: 'Golden' Ticket to Better Health The Curcumin Revolution: 'Golden' Ticket to Better Health
Coconut Oil - Healthy Gifts from the 'Tree of Life' Coconut Oil - Healthy Gifts from the 'Tree of Life'

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 AND SAVE 15% NOW*
Be the first to know about new products, special discounts and the latest health news. *New subscribers only

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

© 2016 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map