Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) & accurate feeling-of-knowing judgments

Many Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) patients complain of memory
impairments which have been difficult to document empirically.
Subjective complaints of memory impairment may be due to a
deficit in metamemory judgment. CFS patients and matched
controls were tested with a computerized Trivia Information
Quiz that required them to rate their confidence about
correctly recognizing an answer in a multiple choice format
that they had been unable to remember in a fact-recall format.
Even though CFS patients reported significantly greater
amounts of fatigue, cognitive, and physical symptoms, the
accuracy of their confidence levels and recognition responses
were similar to controls. This finding suggests that a
metamemory deficit is not the cause of the memory problems
reported by CFS patients.

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