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Fatigue - concepts for physiotherapy management and measurement, 2007, O'Connell and Stokes

Discussion in 'PsychoSocial ME/CFS Research' started by Hutan, Feb 22, 2021.

  1. Hutan

    Hutan Moderator Staff Member

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    An old paper, one that I found when I was looking for papers related to physiotherapy.
    https://www.researchgate.net/public..._for_physiotherapy_management_and_measurement
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    Hutan Moderator Staff Member

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    One of the things that is interesting about this paper, is its view of chronic fatigue syndrome, and the suggestion that the condition didn't have a name for many years prior.



    There's a quote about the lack of attention fatigue has had, despite it being very debilitating.
    Which highlights the ignoring that has gone on, both of all the people living in Central Africa, and all the people living with fatigue.



    There's acknowledgement of the importance of fatigue in the symptoms of MS, post-stroke and Parkinsons:


    There's also a nice list of fatigue measuring tools and some discussion:
     
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    While some people in central Africa may prefer to be ignored rather than studied or colonised by outsiders, people with fatigue need to be properly understood and investigated and supported.
     
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    That sounds like CFS is being used to mean, well, having chronic fatigue rather than the specific disease that was meant to be identical to ME. When patient groups complained that this would happen they were assured that they were being just silly and of course no professionals could mistake the syndrome of CFS with the symptom chronic fatigue.

    If people think that CFS is just having a fatigue it is no wonder there has been no progress in forty years. Now we have the internet it is astounding how many of the symptoms we have in common which were acknowledged in ME but have been neglected for all these years.
     
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