Occupational Therapy and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Written for students and clinicians who are new to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), this book aims to de-mystify the illness and its management by offering a detailed exploration of the role of the occupational therapist in facilitating the ...

Author: Diane L. Cox

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015042643273

Category: Medical

Page: 183

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Written for students and clinicians who are new to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), this book aims to de-mystify the illness and its management by offering a detailed exploration of the role of the occupational therapist in facilitating the CFS patient?s recovery. Recognising that working with people with CFS involves all aspects of the occupational therapy process, the book demonstrates how many of the skills gained in occupational therapy training and in other area of clinical practice can be transferred to the management of CFS. Case vignettes and more in-depth studies are used throughout to illustrate the syndrome and its management and a full glossary of terms is also included.

Clinical Management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Clinical Conference, American Association of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome American Association of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Clinical Conference, Nancy G. Klimas Roberto Patarca. Occupational Therapy Gloria Furst , OTR / L The term ...

Author: American Association of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Clinical Conference

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1560247924

Category: Science

Page: 267

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A guide for practitioners, scientists, and patients, Clinical Management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome provides an insightful overview of current clinical management of CFS and guidelines for dealing with the disease and its compounding issues. It also provides, especially for patients, an objective framework in which they can approach the confusing psychological and physical ramifications of the disease so that they may sort through possibly misleading information on current treatments. CFS has been the focus of an increasing number of research investigators seeking to unravel the enigmatic interrelationship of immunologic, neurologic, endocrinologic, and psychologic abnormalities associated with this debilitating disorder. Because many practical issues have been underestimated by the medical community, and considerable misinformation exists regarding the appropriate evaluation and management of the CFS patient, the American Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (AACFS) held its first clinical conference to address this problem, the results of which are presented in this book. Each chapter, based on material presented at the October 1994 conference has been completely updated and revised during a peer review process, making Clinical Management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome a useful and up-to-date guide for practitioners and scientists, as well as patients. Despite the potential of nervous system functional assessments, the diagnosis of CFS continues to be a major problem because a consensus diagnostic tool is lacking, and the monitoring of the disorder is based primarily on patient report. Moreover, dealing with the financial aspects of CFS continues to be a major problem for patients, so professionals with experience dealing with insurance companies explored this issue, as well as ways in which CFS could be considered in a broader perspective of health care, particularly focusing on governmental involvement. The chapters provide an insightful overview of current clinical management of patients and guidelines for dealing with the disease and its complicating issues. General topics of relevance covered in the book's chapters include a review of advances in basic science neurocognitive dysfunction diagnostic issues use of alternative/complementary medicine cognitive behavioral and rehabilitative therapies financial issues advances in governmental role women's issues In this book, practitioners and scientists in the field and patients living with CFS have a thorough resource on current clinical and patient management of the disease.

An Occupational Therapist s Guide to Sleep and Sleep Problems

Clauw, D.J. (2010) 'Perspectives on fatigue from the study of chronic fatigue syndrome and related conditions.' Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2, 5, 414–430. Cox, D. (2000) Occupational Therapy and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Author: Andrew Green

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784500887

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

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The first book written specifically on clinical applications of sleep and sleep disorder theory for occupational therapists, this book bridges the research to practice gap. Contributors share their expertise, exploring topics such as the relationship between mental health and sleep; how sleep is affected by age, or by specific conditions such as dementia or autism; and how occupational therapists can use their skills and training to improve sleep quality in patients who are suffering from pain, or trauma. This timely book is essential reading for occupational therapists and students of occupational therapy, covering all of the aspects of sleep and sleep disorders that they will find useful for practice.

Cognitive Behavioural Interventions in Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy

The physiotherapist or occupational therapist may have a key role in liaising with schools, offering expert advice on exercise and activity, ... Booklets Schools References Afari N, Buchwald D 2003 Chronic fatigue syndrome: a review.

Author: Marie Donaghy

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780702032950

Category: Medical

Page: 188

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It presents the application of the model of cognitive behavioural intervention in the practice of physiotherapy and occupational therapy addressing a range of clinical problems with contributions from professionals who are specialists in their field. The book explains the psychological model and provides a rationale for applying CBT as a tool to strengthen physiotherapy and occupational therapy interventions. Case studies are integral to this book, highlighting the application of CBT, outlining the strategies, and illustrating the outcomes and boundaries of treatment. • case studies • evidence–based • interdisciplinary approach • contributed to by renowned specialists in the field

Medical Etiology Assessment and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue and Malaise

( 1987 ) . The Health and Lifestyle Survey . London : Health Promotion Research Trust . Cox DL . ( 1999 ) . Chronic fatigue syndrome : An occupational therapy programme . Occupational Therapy International 6 ( 1 ) ...

Author: Roberto Patarca-Montero

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 078902196X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 655

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A handy reference guide to living with fatigue! Medical Etiology, Assessment, and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue and Malaise: Clinical Differentiation and Intervention is the single reference source you need for vital information on the fatiguing illnesses that affect more than 800,000 Americans. Written by one of the foremost experts in the field, the book is a comprehensive guide to the debilitating, and often misunderstood, phenomenon of fatigue, examining its multiple causes and treatments. Through a detailed history of chronic fatigue and a look at the factors that influence evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment, the book gives you immediate access to the answers you—and your patients—have been searching for. Practical and easy-to-use, Medical Etiology, Assessment, and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue and Malaise: Clinical Differentiation and Intervention saves you the time and trouble of sorting through extensive research findings for the information you need on the many contexts and consequences of fatigue. The book examines how fatigue is defined and measured and how it relates to autoimmune diseases, cancer, neurological disease, and a variety of other pathologies. You’ll also get immediate access to the latest related findings in cardiovascular medicine, epidemiology, infectious diseases, endocrinology, psychology, and psychiatry that served as the basis for research and therapeutic interventions. Medical Etiology, Assessment, and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue and Malaise: Clinical Differentiation and Intervention provides valuable information on: complicating factors in the diagnosis and treatment of fatigue symptom distress and quality of life body defense factors fatigue perception and severity chronic fatigue syndrome fatigue and the environment predisposed and perpetuating factors for chronic fatiguing illnesses cytokines endocrine factors and much more! Medical Etiology, Assessment, and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue and Malaise: Clinical Differentiation and Intervention also includes tables, figures, and references. This accessible reference guide is crucial for anyone suffering the effects of this baffling disorder and for the healthcare professionals they depend on.

Handbook of Cancer Related Fatigue

Result of interferon - alpha therapy in patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia 60 years of age and older . American Journal of Medicine 100 ( 4 ) ... Chronic fatigue syndrome : An occupational therapy programme . Occupational Therapy ...

Author: Roberto Patarca-Montero

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0789021684

Category: Medical

Page: 483

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Recognize and treat fatigue as a major symptom of cancer and cancer treatment! The Handbook of Cancer-Related Fatigue, by Dr. Roberto Patarca-Montero, the editor of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome series from The Haworth Medical Press, focuses exclusively on fatigue as it relates to oncology. As more people every year are affected by cancer, treating the leading symptom becomes as important as treating the disease itself. Written by one of the world’s leading experts in the study of fatigue, this detailed work studies the causes, impact, and treatment of fatigue before, during, and after cancer treatment. Considered one of the most distressing yet common symptoms of cancer, fatigue must be allayed to improve the patient’s quality of life. The Handbook of Cancer-Related Fatigue studies the close relationship between fatigue and cancer, as well as cancer therapies that cause fatigue. This book identifies fatigue’s devastating effects on the body and mind and offers solutions to maximize care for all types of cancer victims using documented clinical studies from around the world. For those interested in pursuing more information, an extensive bibliography is included for all relevant text. The Handbook of Cancer-Related Fatigue provides extensive research on: determining a diagnosis of cancer-related fatigue and recognizing the syndrome at all stages of treatment long-term and short-term effects of fatigue on the cancer victim’s body and its impact on the patient’s care and treatment, even after the cancer goes into remission the underlying factors within the body systems that contribute to cancer-related fatigue numerous beneficial intervention techniques to allay the effects of cancer-related fatigue on the patient’s quality of life clinical studies showing the statistics of cancer-related fatigue in the United States and around the world identifying the relationship between cancer and fatigue using tables, references, sidebars, and an extensive bibliography and much more! Focused and thorough, The Handbook of Cancer-Related Fatigue is written for both cancer patients and health-care providers of all disciplines. Whether you are an oncologist, a therapist, or a patient, vital information is not only accessible but made easier to understand with handy charts, tables, and referenced clinical studies throughout the chapters. With fatigue categorized as one of the most important symptoms of cancer, it becomes imperative for anyone touched by this disease—personally or professionally—to keep a copy of this book at hand.

Biomedical Insights that Inform the Diagnosis of ME CFS

Cognitive behaviour group therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome: A non-randomised waiting list controlled study. Psychother. Psychosom. ... [CrossRef] Cox, D.L. Chronic fatigue syndrome: An occupational therapy programme. Occup. Ther.

Author: Brett A. Lidbury

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 9783039283903

Category: Medical

Page: 202

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Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a severe chronic health condition that is often misunderstood or ignored by health establishments. The lack of definitive diagnostic markers to separate ME/CFS patients from the healthy population as well as from other chronic disorders is problematic for both health professionals and researchers. A consortium of Australian researchers gathered to systematically understand ME/CFS, ranging from a deep analysis of clinical and pathology data to metabolomic profiles and the investigation of mitochondrial function. From this broad collaboration, a number of compelling insights have arisen that may form the basis of specific serum, blood, and/or urinary biomarkers of ME/CFS. This Special Edition reports on a conference centred on these biomedical discoveries, with other contributions, with a translation focus for predictive markers for ME/CFS diagnosis. By supporting health professionals with developments in diagnostics for this condition, the patients and their families will hopefully benefit from an improved recognition of the biomedical underpinnings of the condition and will be better able to access the care that is urgently required. This Special Edition contains a mix of speaker submissions and other accepted manuscripts that contributed to our objective of advancing biomedical insights to enable the accurate diagnosis of ME/CFS.

Lifestyle Management in Health and Social Care

Epidemiology of chronic fatigue syndrome and self-reported myalgic encephalomyelitis in 5–15 year olds: cross sectional study. ... Chronic fatigue syndrome – an occupational therapy programme. Occupational Therapy International, 6(1): ...

Author: Miranda Thew

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444309393

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 280

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Lifestyle Management in Health and Social Care is a one-stop handbook for health and social care professionals that assists in the provision of a wide range of professional lifestyle advice, treatment or condition specific therapy. It is both evidence-based and highly practical. Each chapter provides background information on a particular lifestyle factor including fatigue, stress, relationships and diet. In addition the book offers suggestions for further reading and step-by-step advice on how to explain and facilitate lifestyle skills with clients. At the end of each chapter and posted on the companion website are information sheets to hand out to clients to further support their understanding and their ability to apply effective strategies and skills for change. Features Companion website with downloadable PDF files of client handouts Evidence-based Multi-professional contributions Suggestions for further reading Includes motivational interviewing

Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

“Coenzyme Q10 Deficiency in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/ CFS) is Related to Fatigue, Autonomic and Neurocognitive Symptoms and Is Another Risk Factor ... The British Journal of Occupational Therapy 61, no.

Author: Naheed Ali

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442226586

Category: Medical

Page: 232

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Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a condition that causes persistent and debilitating tiredness. The condition has no obvious cause but persists for more than six months, and patients tend to avoid activity due to constant fatigue. A wide variety of causes are thought to contribute to the condition, while the relatively low disease prevalence and lack of diagnostic criteria has made it difficult to identify and diagnose CFS. Here, Naheed Ali presents an overview of CFS, its causes, symptoms and outcomes, and the treatment options available to sufferers. He also includes information about lifestyle changes, preventative measures, and emotional and mental approaches to having the disorder. Readers will find here a ready resource for understanding CFS and the various ways of approaching it, and living well in spite of it.

The Handbook of Operator Fatigue

Occupational Therapy, 65(10), 461–8. Cox,D.L. & Findley, L.J. (1998). The management of chronic fatigue syndrome inan inpatient setting: Presentation ofan approach and perceived outcome. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 61(9), ...

Author: Dr Paula A Desmond

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409487005

Category: Science

Page: 530

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Fatigue is a recognized problem in many facets of the human enterprise. It is not confined to any one area of activity but enters all situations in which humans have to perform for extended intervals of time. Most problematic are the circumstances in which obligatory action is continuous and the results of failure are evidently serious or even catastrophic. Therefore, the modern media especially highlights fatigue-related failures in industries such as transportation, materials processing and healthcare. It can be, and indeed is, no coincidence that most of the spectacular failures in process control that have resulted in the world's largest industrial accidents have occurred in the small hours of the morning when the circadian rhythm is lowest and operator fatigue itself peaks. While there have been legislative efforts made at state, federal and international levels to regulate working hours of employees, the appropriate implementation of such legislation is still a long way off. The Handbook of Operator Fatigue provides a comprehensive account of the subject to serve as the definitive reference work for researchers, students and practitioners alike. The volume features 30 chapters written by experts from around the world to address each important facet of fatigue, including: the scale of the fatigue problem (Section I), the nature of fatigue (Section II), how to assess fatigue (Section III), the impact of fatigue on health (Section IV), fatigue in the workplace (Section V), the neurological basis of fatigue (VI), sleep disorders (VII), and the design of countermeasures to fatigue (VIII).

Disability and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

mination for patient applicants with CFS remains inadequate, sluggish, and sometimes even unfair and inhumane. In determining disability, a consensus on ... Am J of Occupational Therapy 1995; 49(4): 327-337. 7. Heiman T. Chronic fatigue ...

Author: Nancy G. Klimas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136789892

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 134

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Because of the individual and varying symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, medical guidelines encompassing the needs of every patient simply do not exist. Through proven research and recommendations for future treatment, Disability and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Clinical, Legal, and Patient Perspectives discusses the difficult subject of how to diagnose disability in chronic fatigue syndrome patients, how to determine the severity of a patient’s disability, and how new disability guidelines would make more chronic fatigue patients eligible to apply for disability benefits. From this information, you will gain a clearer understanding of chronic fatigue syndrome, enabling you to more accurately assess a patient’s condition or decide if your client is eligible for disability benefits. Essential for clinicians, lawyers, patients, and medical insurers, Disability and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome provides an outline of disability guidelines established by the Social Security Administration (SSA), the Veterans’Administration, and the American Medical Association, as well as federal guidelines. While gaining information on the different types of disability insurance available to chronic fatigue patients, such as the Long Term Disability (LTD) policy, you will also learn how standard procedures such as psychiatric evaluation, neuropsychological testing, and physical capacity measurement can both help and hinder the process of determining disability in a patient. In addition, Disability and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome provides insight into: the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, such as inability to work and level of stamina, in accordance with medical and legal definitions disability guidelines set by the SSA how patients’varying symptoms and conflicting findings affect disability diagnosis in chronic fatigue syndrome patients by SSA standards plans by the Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) Association of America to work with the SSA concerning strategies to dissolve barriers to Social Security Disability Income Benefits for patients and to advocate for up-to-date information on CFIDS in the SSA’s Listing of Impairments. tips on applying for SSA benefits claims that insurance companies have used misleading surveillance videos and fraud to discontinue disability benefits to patients in need of coverage Since the Social Security Administration does not currently consider a CFIDS diagnosis enough to win a disability claim, Disability and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome also contains many recommendations for improving federal disability guidelines, such as using results from functional evaluations, neuropsychological testing, and exercise endurance testing as evidence of impairment. For less severe cases, this book provides you with suggestions for rehabilitation of CFS patients before disability claims are made, including patient training and education, dependency counseling, muscular conditioning, and occupational therapy. Whether you are a patient, clinician, lawyer, or medical insurer, Disability and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome will guide you through the complex issues surrounding disability and this intricate disease.

Neuroimaging

An occupational therapy approach to persons with chronic fatigue syndrome: Part two, assessment and intervention. Occupational Therapy in Health Care. 2003;17(2):63-87. DOI: 10.1080/ J003v17n02_05 [10] Cook DB, O'Connor PJ, Lange G, ...

Author: Yongxia Zhou

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9781789844306

Category: Medical

Page: 140

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In vivo brain neuroimaging with cutting-edge technologies has achieved great success with high spatial and temporal resolutions. Several distinct medical imaging perspectives such as disease neurobiology, multimodal imaging techniques and applications, large-size clinical trials of neuro-oncology, and bioinformatics with illustrative examples and comprehensive summaries could expand our knowledge of neuroimaging mechanism, methodologies, and applications. This book highlights the possibility and achievement of early detection and multiple neuroimaging biomarkers based on various features for pathophysiological probing and therapeutic prevention. It examines the use of neuroimaging techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electroencephalography (EEG), and near-infrared resonance spectroscopy (NIRS) with specific and innovative biomedical applications. It provides thorough reviews, accurate descriptions, and confirmative evidences of many related important research topics together with up-to-date imaging network management.

Disability and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

For less severe cases, this book provides you with suggestions for rehabilitation of CFS patients before disability claims are made, including patient training and education, dependency counseling, muscular conditioning, and occupational ...

Author: Nancy G. Klimas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136789885

Category: Law

Page: 134

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Because of the individual and varying symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, medical guidelines encompassing the needs of every patient simply do not exist. Through proven research and recommendations for future treatment, Disability and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Clinical, Legal, and Patient Perspectives discusses the difficult subject of how to diagnose disability in chronic fatigue syndrome patients, how to determine the severity of a patient’s disability, and how new disability guidelines would make more chronic fatigue patients eligible to apply for disability benefits. From this information, you will gain a clearer understanding of chronic fatigue syndrome, enabling you to more accurately assess a patient’s condition or decide if your client is eligible for disability benefits. Essential for clinicians, lawyers, patients, and medical insurers, Disability and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome provides an outline of disability guidelines established by the Social Security Administration (SSA), the Veterans’Administration, and the American Medical Association, as well as federal guidelines. While gaining information on the different types of disability insurance available to chronic fatigue patients, such as the Long Term Disability (LTD) policy, you will also learn how standard procedures such as psychiatric evaluation, neuropsychological testing, and physical capacity measurement can both help and hinder the process of determining disability in a patient. In addition, Disability and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome provides insight into: the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, such as inability to work and level of stamina, in accordance with medical and legal definitions disability guidelines set by the SSA how patients’varying symptoms and conflicting findings affect disability diagnosis in chronic fatigue syndrome patients by SSA standards plans by the Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) Association of America to work with the SSA concerning strategies to dissolve barriers to Social Security Disability Income Benefits for patients and to advocate for up-to-date information on CFIDS in the SSA’s Listing of Impairments. tips on applying for SSA benefits claims that insurance companies have used misleading surveillance videos and fraud to discontinue disability benefits to patients in need of coverage Since the Social Security Administration does not currently consider a CFIDS diagnosis enough to win a disability claim, Disability and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome also contains many recommendations for improving federal disability guidelines, such as using results from functional evaluations, neuropsychological testing, and exercise endurance testing as evidence of impairment. For less severe cases, this book provides you with suggestions for rehabilitation of CFS patients before disability claims are made, including patient training and education, dependency counseling, muscular conditioning, and occupational therapy. Whether you are a patient, clinician, lawyer, or medical insurer, Disability and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome will guide you through the complex issues surrounding disability and this intricate disease.

Handbook of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Complete Coverage of chronic fatigue syndrome The Handbook of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome provides authoritative coverage of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).

Author: Leonard A. Jason

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 047141512X

Category: Psychology

Page: 794

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Complete Coverage of chronic fatigue syndrome The Handbook of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome provides authoritative coverage of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). A leading group of international contributors present up-to-date information and guidance to improve the understanding, proper identification, and treatment of this debilitating disease. The handbook's comprehensive, multidisciplinary format draws on the medical, as well as mental health-related, aspects of CFS, including: History, diagnosis, and classification Phenomenology Symptomatology Assessment Treatment and intervention Pediatric and community issues Topics covered include complexity of diagnosis, social effects of chronic disorders, and a variety of treatment techniques, including phase-based therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapies, exercise therapy, and nutritional approaches. An insightful and unique resource, the Handbook of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is an enlightening book for all mental health professionals, including psychologists, social workers, and counselors, as well as medical personnel, such as nurses, physicians, and physical-occupational therapists.

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Assessment by an occupational therapist ( OT ) who understands the particular problems of ME / CFS patients may be helpful for some patients . An individualized management program may be developed with input from the patient .

Author: Kenny Meirleir

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0789022079

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 178

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An important medical milestone for anyone connected with ME/CFS! Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Clinical Working Case Definition, Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols includes a clinical definition (clinical diagnostic criteria) for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). The clinical case definition was developed by an expert medical consensus panel of treating physicians, teaching faculty and world leaders in the research of ME/CFS. An expert subcommittee of Health Canada established the Terms of Reference for the consensus panel. The definition more adequately reflects the complexity of symptoms of a given patient’s pathogenesis and should establish ME/CFS as a distinct medical entity and help distinguish it from overlapping medical conditions in the absence of a definitive laboratory test. “The clinical definition will enable clinicians to make an early diagnosis which may assist in lessening the impact of ME/CFS in some patients,” said Dr. Bruce M. Carruthers, lead author of the definition. “It will reduce the expensive problem of patients being sent to many specialists before being diagnosed and will allow patients to receive appropriate treatments in a timely fashion.” The panel's clinical case definition determines that more of the prominent symptoms are compulsory and symptoms that share a common region of pathogenesis are grouped together for clarity. In addition to severe prolonged fatigue, the definition includes the hallmark symptoms of post-exertional malaise and/or fatigue, sleep dysfunction, pain, two or more of the given neurological/cognitive manifestations, and at least one of the given symptoms from two of the categories of autonomic, neuroendocrine, and immune manifestations. Diagnostic exclusions and common co-morbid entities are also given. The special issue of the Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome also includes a discussion of prominent symptoms, clinical practice diagnostic and treatment guidelines based on the best available research evidence, and an overview of available research on ME/CFS. The expert panel of 11 physicians—who have diagnosed and/or treated more than 20,000 ME/CFS patients between them—has developed a clinical case definition that provides a flexible conceptual framework based on the characteristic patterns of symptom clusters, which reflect specific areas of pathogenesis. The expert subcommittee of Health Canada selected the expert consensus panel. Authors include: Dr. Bruce M. Carruthers, lead author of the consensus document; co-author of the draft of the original version of the ME/CFS clinical definition, diagnostic and treatment protocols document; internal medicine, Galiano, British Columbia. Dr. Anil Kumar Jain, co-author of the draft the original version of the ME/CFS consensus document, affiliate of Ottawa Hospital, Ontario. Dr. Kenny L. De Meirleir, Professor Physiology and Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium; ME/CFS researcher and clinician; organizer of the World Congress on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Related Disorders; a board member of the American Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; and co-editor of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Critical Reviews and Clinical Advances (Haworth) Dr. Daniel L. Peterson, affiliate of the Sierra Internal Medicine Associates in Incline Village, Nevada; ME/CFS researcher and clinician; a board member of the American Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; and member of the International Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Study Group Dr. Nancy G. Klimas, Clinical Professor of Medicine in Microbiology/Immunology/Allergy and Psychology, University of Miami School of Medicine; ME/CFS researcher and clinician; a board member of the American Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; and member of the federal CFS Coordinating Committee Dr. A. Martin Lerner, staff physician at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan; Clinical professor and former chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Wayne State University's School of Medicine; and ME/CFS researcher and clinician Dr. Alison C. Bested, haematological pathologist; former head of the Division of Haematology and Immunology at the Toronto East General and Orthopaedic Hospital; affiliate of the Environmental Health Clinic and Sunnybrook & Women's College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario; ME/CFS researcher and clinician Dr. Pierre Flor-Henry, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Alberta; Clinical Director of General Psychiatry and Director of the Clinical Diagnostic and Research Centre, both based at Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; ME/CFS brain researcher Dr. Pradip Joshi, internal medicine, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's, Canada Dr. A. C. Peter Powles, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Health Science, McMasters University, Hamilton; Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto; Chief of Medicine and Sleep Disorders Consultant, St. Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto; Sleep Disorder Consultant at the Sleep Disorder Clinic at St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton, and Central West Sleep Affiliation, Paris, Ontario Dr. Jeffrey A. Sherkey, family medicine, affiliate of the University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario; and diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome nearly 10 years ago Marjorie I. van de Sande, Consensus Coordinator; and Director of Education for the National ME/FM Action Network, Canada Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Clinical Working Case Definition, Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols also addresses diagnostic exclusions and common co-morbid entities. This groundbreaking book is must reading for anyone connected with the disease—personally or professionally.

Neuromuscular Diseases Advances in Research and Treatment 2012 Edition

A further 39 who recovered were randomly selected and matched to CFS/ME participants. ... of Occupational Therapy (The occupational and quality of life consequences of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis in young people.

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Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 9781481601405

Category: Medical

Page: 132

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Neuromuscular Diseases—Advances in Research and Treatment: 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Neuromuscular Diseases. The editors have built Neuromuscular Diseases—Advances in Research and Treatment: 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Neuromuscular Diseases in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Neuromuscular Diseases—Advances in Research and Treatment: 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

The Practice of Psychosocial Occupational Therapy

Golledge , J. ( 1998b ) Is there unnecessary duplication of skills between occupational therapists and physiotherapists ... Hughes , J. L. ( 2002 ) Illness narrative and chronic fatigue syndrome / myalgic encephalomyelitis : a review .

Author: Linda Finlay

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 074877257X

Category: Ergothérapie

Page: 290

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Since the second edition of this text was published in 1997, significant developments have taken place within occupational therapy in the mental health context. In this new edition, Linda Finlay addresses and reflects on these changes, including those brought about by the National Service Framework for Mental Health. Updated with a more evidence-based approach, this discussion of the theory and practice of occupational therapy emphasises the need for clear aims of treatment on the basis of a sound theoretical understanding. Case studies, practical illustrations and examples of research demonstrate the practical application of occupational therapy. At the end of each chapter, a Conclusion and Reflections section aims to provoke discussion, aided by the author's personal reflections.