A person-centred test of multidimensional perfectionism and health in people with chronic fatigue syndrome versus healthy controls Fuschia M. Sirois, Loren Toussaint, Jameson K. Hirsch, Niko Kohls, Martin Offenbacher Abstract: Theory and evidence suggests that person-centred models may be especially relevant for elucidating the role of perfectionism in health and well-being in those with chronic health conditions. This may be particularly true for conditions, such as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), in which perfectionism is known to play a prominent role in health outcomes. Yet to date no research has taken a person-centred approach to examine how within-person combinations of perfectionistic strivings and perfectionistic concerns are linked to vulnerability for poor health in CFS. The current study compared matched samples of people with CFS and healthy controls (N = 163 each) on measures of stress, depression, and health problems. Consistent with the Stress and Coping Cyclical Amplification Model of Perfectionism in Illness and the tripartite model of perfectionism, within-person combinations of high perfectionistic concerns and strivings had the poorest health profile compared to other within-person combinations, but only among those with CFS. In addition, the perfectionism was indirectly associated with health through stress in those with CFS only. Findings add to a growing evidence base on the utility of person-centred models for understanding the health risks of perfectionism in the context of chronic illness. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S019188692100413X Doesn't seem to be on Sci-Hub. These people seem to be very interested in perfectionism & all that stuff about maladaptive response & other associated items. Why can't they just leave us alone. Here are a few related publications these people have contributed in the past. Fuschia M. Sirois: "Perfectionism and maladaptive coping styles in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome and fibromyalgia/arthritis and in healthy controls." (2014) https://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/91790/1/Sirois & Molnar Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy FINAL pub.pdf Loren Toussaint: "Implications of forgiveness enhancement in patients with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome" https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20658426/ "A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Wholistic Hybrid Derived From Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and Emotional Freedom Technique (WHEE) for Self-Treatment of Pain, Depression, and Anxiety in Chronic Pain Patients" "WHEE?" https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/2156587216659400 In addition, Ashok Gupta has him as "Lead Researcher" in his crowdfunding efforts for a NLP study. https://www.guptaprogram.com/crowdfunding/ Niko Kohls: "Effectiveness of distant healing for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome: a randomised controlled partially blinded trial (EUHEALS)" https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18277062/ He also apparently sat on the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Rolfing Association. The relevant page is gone, but here's a wayback from last year: https://web.archive.org/web/2020102...tific-research/scientific-advisory-board-era/ Of course the other two pop up in related areas, doing all sorts of wonderful things with funding. I wouldn't have linked all this other stuff, but I've never heard of any of these people & figured I'd throw it in to this sandwich for context. Typical incestuous tendrils where this one reviewed that one's paper, etc, etc, a group of like-minded colleagues doing real harm who never had the opportunity to work together before. I'm so happy for them. The perfectionist in me wishes they'd continue working on 'distant healing' by going as far away as possible, where they can all go Rolf themselves (WHEE!).