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dc.contributor.authorSalkovskis, Paul Martin
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-24T16:38:22Z
dc.date.available2020-01-24T16:38:22Z
dc.date.issued2019-11
dc.identifier.citationJo Danielsa, Hannah Parker, Paul Martin Salkovskis. Prevalence and treatment of Chronic FatigueSyndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and co-morbidsevere health anxiety. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology (2019).en
dc.identifier.issn1697-2600
dc.identifier.urihttps://oxfordhealth-nhs.archive.knowledgearc.net/handle/123456789/407
dc.descriptionThisis an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).en
dc.description.abstractChronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is a debilitatingcondition that affects 0.2---0.4% of the population. Health focussed anxiety is common acrossmedical conditions, and may be relevant in CFS/ME. This study sought to identify the preva-lence and impact of health anxiety (HA) in CFS/ME and evaluate the effectiveness of CognitiveBehavioural Therapy for HA in CFS/ME. Cross-sectional questionnaire methods and case-seriesdesign were used to achieve study aims. Analysis indicated that 41.9% of the CFS/ME clinicsample experienced threshold levels of health anxiety, which was associated with elevatedsymptom severity across several dimensions. Stepwise multiple regression indicated physicalfunctioning and depression accounted for 23.8% of variance in fatigue; depression, fatigue andHA, accounted for 32.9% of variance in physical functioning. Large effect sizes and clinicallysignificant changes were generated in the treatment study. HA is common in CFS/ME and likelyto exacerbate fatigue and physical functioning. This study identifies HA as an important targetfor treatment, trial findings should be further replicated on a larger scale.en
dc.description.urihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijchp.2019.11.003en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectChronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)en
dc.subjectMyalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)en
dc.subjectHealth Anxietyen
dc.titlePrevalence and treatment of Chronic FatigueSyndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and co-morbidsevere health anxietyen
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