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Abstract: Psychosocial factors in chronic fatigue syndrome among Chinese Americans: a longitudinal community-based study

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Transcult Psychiatry. 2003 Sep;40(3):429-41.

Lim BR, Tan SY, Zheng YP, Lin KM, Park BC, Turk AA.

Fuller Theological Seminary, Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, California, USA. blim@fuller.edu

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a relatively new condition of unknown etiology. Research suggests that psychosocial factors such as perceived social support, life stress, and acculturation may significantly influence individuals who are prone to CFS. For 57 Chinese American individuals initially diagnosed with CFS, those who recovered after one year reported lower levels of life stress than those who did not recover. Effects of changes in perceived social support also appeared to be mediated by life stress.

PMID: 14649853 [PubMed – in process]

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