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Title: Exploring the beliefs and underlying functional deficits associated with chronic fatigue syndrome and the identification of predictors of recovery and successful illness management
Author: Thomas, Marie
Awarding Body: University of Wales
Current Institution: Cardiff Metropolitan University
Date of Award: 2009
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is described as an illness that produces a marked reduction in activity and an increase in mental fatigue. The condition, as the name suggests, is chronic in nature and is of sufficient severity to cause substantial functional impairment to the sufferer and exerts a significant financial drain on healthcare and welfare resources. It was the culmination of these factors which prompted the call for structured and wide-ranging programmes of research in the United Kingdom. The research project described in the following chapters was conducted in response to this call. The preliminary narrative begins with a brief introduction to the project's scope, a description of the clinical setting for the project and the participants taking part and will end with an account of my involvement in the research.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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