Pamela G Mckay
Exploratory study into the relationship between the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)/myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and fibromyalgia (FM) using a quasiexperimental design
Mckay, Pamela G; Walker, Helen; Martin, Colin R.; Fleming, Mick
Colin R. Martin
Objective To explore the relationship between symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)/myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and fibromyalgia (FM). The hypothesis predicated that there would be no significant differences between the group’s symptom experience.
Design A quasiexperimental design. Structural equation modelling (SEM) and invariance testing.
Participants Males (M) and females (F) >16 with a confirmed diagnosis of CFS/ME or FM by a general practitioner or specialist. CFS/ME (n=101, F: n=86, M: n=15, mean (M) age M=45.5 years). FM (n=107, F: n=95, M: n=12, M=47.2 years).
Outcome measures Diagnostic criteria: the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for CFS/ME and the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria for FM. Additional symptom questionnaires measuring: pain, sleep quality, fatigue, quality of life, anxiety and depression, locus of control and self-esteem.
Results Invariance was confirmed with the exception of the American CDC Symptom Inventory, Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (p
Mckay, P. G., Walker, H., Martin, C. R., & Fleming, M. (2021). Exploratory study into the relationship between the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)/myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and fibromyalgia (FM) using a quasiexperimental design. BMJ open, 11(2), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-041947
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Jan 13, 2021|
|Online Publication Date||Feb 1, 2021|
|Deposit Date||Feb 16, 2021|
|Publicly Available Date||Feb 16, 2021|
|Publisher||BMJ Publishing Group|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
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