A population-based study of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) experienced in differing patient groups: An effort to replicate Vercoulen et al.'s model of CFS

  title={A population-based study of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) experienced in differing patient groups: An effort to replicate Vercoulen et al.'s model of CFS},
  author={Sharon Song and Leonard A. Jason},
  journal={Journal of Mental Health},
  pages={277 - 289}
Background: Vercoulen et al.'s (1998) model characterizes patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) as having insufficient motivation for physical activity or recovery, lacking an internal locus of control, and maintaining a self-defeating preoccupation with symptoms. However, this model has only been tested in a poorly specified group using a single comparison sample. Aims: To investigate whether Vercoulen et al.'s model provides an adequate description of CFS in a community-based sample… 
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