An Exploration of Activity, Fatigue and Mood in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Research Portfolio

Verity, Kirsten S (1998) An Exploration of Activity, Fatigue and Mood in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Research Portfolio. D Clin Psy thesis, University of Glasgow.

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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.

Item Type: Thesis (D Clin Psy)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: Colin Espie
Keywords: Clinical psychology
Date of Award: 1998
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1998-74508
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2019 18:02
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2019 18:02

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