1. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complex disorder marked by
incapacitating fatigue of uncertain etiology which has
resulted in a least a 50% reduction in activity and is of at
least 6 months’ duration.
2. Definitive diagnosis can be very
challenging. Because no markers objectively identify the
presence of CFS, diagnosis depends heavily on the presence of
3. The current philosophy of CFS
management is to use a multidisciplinary approach
incorporating these rehabilitation goals: restore a sense of
self efficacy and control; gradually increase physical
activity; and decrease the restrictions imposed by CFS.
Dyck D, Allen S, Barron J, Marchi J, Price BA, Spavor L, Tateishi S