Occupational aspects of the management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A National Guideline

Published Online October 4 2006; 64 pages, available in PDF format at http://www.dh.gov.uk/PublicationsAndStatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidanceArticle/fs/en?CONTENT_ID=4139436&chk=NmfsZo

Best Practice Guidance for occupational health staff, general practitioners, and hospital specialists. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a medically unexplained illness characterized by severe, disabling fatigue and other symptoms. Although there is a large body of research into CFS and its treatment, few studies have looked at the employment outcomes of individuals with CFS. This review summarizes current evidence and is intended to assist occupational health professionals, managers and other interested parties in providing advice on fitness for work in employees with CFS.

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