Invest in ME Conference 12: First Class in Every Way
OverTheHills wraps up our series of articles on this year's 12th Invest in ME International Conference (IIMEC12) in London with some reflections on her experience as a patient attending the conference for the first time.
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Depression in paediatric chronic fatigue syndrome (Crawley)

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by Bob, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. peggy-sue

    peggy-sue

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    I can't remember giving permission for my picture to be posted everywhere..... ;)
     
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    :) Please don't worry Peggy-Sue. That might be how we feel sometimes, but I promise you it's not how we look! :)
     
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    The abstract doesn't list all the main factors associated with depression - odds ratios from Table 2:
    (higher scores mean less problems with the SF-36 PF, hence the lower ORs)

    So, as you say, the consequences of dealing with living with a severe chronic illness.

    Female sex was borderline significant

    Interestingly, when adjusting for other variables
    School attendance of 40% or more 0.36 (0.23 to 0.56), p<0.0001 Adjusted for other variables: 0.75 (0.44 to 1.28), p=0.28
    the protective value of school attendance of 40% or less decreased a lot and was no longer significant.
    So forcing a child to school may not make if any benefit for their mental health (at least as measured by the HADS).
     
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