Online Fatigue Study

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MELBOURNE, FLA.—The Fatigue Management Institute of Florida Institute of Technology has launched the National Chronic Fatigue Survey, an internet-based survey of fatigue related to chronic illness. The survey is designed to gather information on the nature and impact of fatigue associated with chronic medical disorders.

The institute will use survey findings to better describe the experience and severity of fatigue related to chronic medical conditions. This effort is expected to contribute to the development of improved techniques for managing fatigue. The Survey is open to adults with a chronic medical condition and can be completed anonymously. It may be accessed at: http://research.fit.edu/fmi.

For further information contact Professor Thom Harrell, Florida Tech School of Psychology, at tharrell@fit.edu.

About the Fatigue Management Institute

The Fatigue Management Institute serves as a focal point for integrating emerging research findings on illness-related fatigue with techniques for day-to-day management of fatigue. The Institute conducts research on fatigue and fatigue management interventions, provides fatigue management training, and disseminates summaries of research findings related to fatigue and its management in chronic medical conditions. The initial report from the National Fatigue Survey will be posted on our Web site in March 2010.