Relapse/Rebound Questionnaire

Cort

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Cycling:

Since you were diagnosed with CFS have there been periods of time in which you felt
that you were well or nearly well?

If you did feel that you were well or nearly well, how long did that period of wellness last?


  • a day
  • a week
  • Less than a month
  • Less than 6 months
  • 6 months to a year
  • 1-5 years
  • Over 5 years

What do you believe caused your period of wellness?

  • Starting A Treatment
  • Altered Activity levels
  • Housing Change
  • Move to a New Region
  • Relationship change
  • Don't Know

What do you believe triggered a resumption of the symptoms you associate with CFS

  • Stopping A Treatment
  • Starting A Treatment
  • Infection
  • Vaccination
  • Altered Activity levels
  • Return to Work
  • Diagnosis of Another Disorder
  • Injury/Operation
  • Seasonal factors - hot/cold weather
  • Relationship change
  • Other Stressful Event
  • Don't Know


I experience significant fluctuations in my health on a daily, weekly, monthly or longer basis yes/no..

If you answered yes to the above question please answer the next question

  • I regularly experience significant fluctuations in my health over a 24 hour period
yes/no

If you answered yes to the question please answer the next question

What time(s) of day do you feel significantly better?
  • Morning (need to quantify)
  • Early Afternoon
  • Late Afternoon
  • Early Evening
  • Late Even
  • Early Morning

How would you characterize your improvement?

  • 10-20% better (somewhat better)
  • 20-40% better (quite a bit better)
  • 40-70% better (very much improved)
  • >70% better (I feel healthy or almost healthy)

I have experienced very large fluctuations in my functional capacity on a weekly basis yes/no

How would you characterize your improvement?

  • 10-20% better (somewhat better)
  • 20-40% better (quite a bit better)
  • 40-70% better (very much improved)
  • >70% better (I feel healthy or almost healthy)

What do you believe triggered a week long fluctuation in your health?

  • Stopping or Starting A Treatment
  • Infection
  • Vaccination
  • Altered Activity levels
  • Return to Work
  • Diagnosis of Another Disorder
  • Injury/Operation
  • Seasonal factors - hot/cold weather
  • Relationship change
  • Other Stressful Event
  • Don't Know

I've experienced very large fluctuations in my functional capacity on a monthly basis

  • 10-20% better (somewhat better)
  • 20-40% better (quite a bit better)
  • 40-70% better (very much improved)
  • >70% better (I feel healthy or almost healthy)

What do you believe triggered a month long fluctuation in your health?

  • Stopping or Starting A Treatment
  • Infection
  • Vaccination
  • Altered Activity levels
  • Starting, Stopping or Reducing Work Levels
  • Diagnosis of Another Disorder
  • Injury/Operation
  • Exposure to chemicals
  • Seasonal factors - hot/cold weather
  • Relationship change
  • Other Stressful Event
  • Don't Know

Do these fluctuations appear seasonal in nature? If yes, please click the season(s) in which you experience noticeable changes in your well-being

  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer
How would you rate the change in your health?

  • 10-20% better (somewhat better)
  • 20-40% better (quite a bit better)
  • 40-70% better (very much improved)
  • >70% better (huge improvement)
  • 10-20% worse (somewhat worse)
  • 20-40% worse (quite a bit worse)
  • 40-70% worse (very much worse)
  • >70% worse (huge reduction in health)


How would you characterize periods of improvement/getting worse.

  • I am somewhat better
  • I am quite a bit better
  • I am very much improved)
  • I am healthy or almost healthy

I've experienced very large fluctuations in my functional capacity on a yearly basis - since I was diagnosed with CFS there have been years in which I felt much, much better and/or much, much worse.

Please characterize how much better you felt

  • I was somewhat better
  • I was quite a bit better
  • I was very much improved
  • I was healthy or almost healthy
Change In Symptoms Over Time

After the person out the symptom questionnaire they submit it - Then they are given the list of symptoms they checked; At the top of the Current Symptom Box - please tell how this symptom has changed since the beginning of your illness; after each symptom they are given the choice to choose the following. New Symptom, Much worse, somewhat worse, no change, can't tell, somewhat better, much better

At the bottom of the page they are asked to list symptoms which were present but are no longer present and rate their severity when they were present.
 
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Hi Cort,

"Infectious event" does not quite capture vaccination. What about immunological event? Or alternatively, just add one outright for vaccination.
 

OverTheHills

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My major factor affecting level is seasonal - I go from a largely housebound/very prone to PEM state in summer/early autumn to a much better level of function in winter. I think others on this forum have seasonal patterns although mostly the other way round from me.
 
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My major factor affecting level is seasonal - I go from a largely housebound/very prone to PEM state in summer/early autumn to a much better level of function in winter. I think others on this forum have seasonal patterns although mostly the other way round from me.
OTH,

You are right. Seasonal is important too.