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Title: An exploration of activity, fatigue and mood in chronic fatigue syndrome : and research portfolio
Author: Verity, Kirsten S.
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 1998
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Previous studies of activity, fatigue and mood in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) have used diverse methodologies, often implementing retrospective, subjective measurements. Recent literature has suggested that such methods may not yield accurate representations of the experience of CFS. This study, therefore, attempts to apply scientific method to this complex and subjective field by making use of an objective measure of activity in conjunction with concurrent, hourly self-ratings of fatigue and mood states. The results indicate that the CFS subjects (n = 10) are significantly different from the healthy matched control group with regard to activity, fatigue and mood variables. Investigations of diurnal patterns and interrelationships of the measured variables, show that the CFS group possess a different pattern of daily activity and different variable interrelationships to those found in the matched controls. These findings, and their implications for future research, are discussed.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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