To investigate the point prevalence of the chronic fatigue syndrome and unexplained debili tating chronic fatigue in a community-based sample o persons and to describe demographic, clinical, and psychosocial differences among those with the chronic fatigue syndrome, those with chronic fatigue, and healthy controls..
A random sample of 4000 members of the health maintenance organization was surveyed by mail for the presence of chronic fatigue..
Persons with chronic fatigue were evaluated using a questionnaire that requested information about medical history and fatigue and related symptoms ; validated measures of functional status and psychological distress ; a physical examination ; and standardized blood tests.
A structured psychiatric in terview was done in persons who appeared to meet the original Centers for Disease Control and Preventior (CDC) criteria for the chronic fatigue syndrome.
Partic ipants completed self-report measures at 12 and 24 months.
Those with chronic fatigue were reevaluated ir person 1 year after study enrollment..
3066 (77%) of the 4000 members surveyed responded.
Chronic fatigue was reported by 590 persons (19%). Of these, 388 (66%) had a medical or psychiatric condition that could account for the fatigue Of the 74 persons (37%) with chronic fatigue who were enrolled in the study, only 3 met the CDC criteria for the chronic fatigue syndrome.
Mots-clés Pascal : Fatigue, Chronique, Syndrome, Etats Unis, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Etude cohorte, Homme, Washington, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Fatigue, Chronic, Syndrome, United States, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Cohort study, Human, Washington, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0418659
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 01/03/1996.