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Contrasting Case Definitions: ME International Consensus Criteria vs. the Fukuda et al. CFS Criteria

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by Dolphin, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    One can see the start of the article at: http://www.questia.com/library/1G1-322563471/contrasting-case-definitions-the-me-international
    There is also a button at the end:
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    I have the full paper printed (not sure I saved it). All the data is in the tables
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    Dolphin Senior Member

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    2 pieces of data:
    The ME-ICC group had significantly worse scores on four subscales of the SF-36: Physical Functioning, Bodily Pain, Vitality and Social Functioning.
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    Ember Senior Member

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    See also biophile's post on these findings.
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    Valentijn Activity Level: 3

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    From what I recall (if this based on the Leonard Jason study which found higher incidence of psychiatric disorder if using CCC or ICC), patients were assessed using the DSM-IV without a diagnosis of ME/CFS being taken into account. The DSM-IV allows physical symptoms of an undiagnosed medical condition to count as psychiatric symptoms.

    If I sign up for the free trial to read the full paper, I'll never remember to unsubscribe in time :p

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