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  1. Prevalence of fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome in a primary care practice.

    Article - En anglais

    Background

    Our goals were to determine the prevalence of unusual, debilitating fatigue and the frequency with which it was associated with the chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or other physical or psychological illness in an outpatient clinic population.

    Methods

    We prospectively evaluated a cohort of 1000 consecutive patients in a primary care clinic in an urban, hospital-based general medicine practice.

    The study protocol included a detailed history-, physical examination, and laboratoy and psychiatric testing.

    Results

    Five patients who came because of CFS studies were excluded.

    Of the remaining 995, 323 reported fatigue, and 271 (27%) complained of at least 6 months of unusual fatigue that interfered with their daily lives.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Homme, Australie, Océanie, Prévalence, Fatigue, Chronique, Fatigue chronique syndrome

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Human, Australia, Oceania, Prevalence, Fatigue, Chronic

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    Cote : 94-0156072

    Code Inist : 002B15I. Création : 199406.