Patients' hopes and expectations of a specialist chronic fatigue syndrome/ME service: a qualitative study.

@article{McDermott2011PatientsHA,
  title={Patients' hopes and expectations of a specialist chronic fatigue syndrome/ME service: a qualitative study.},
  author={Clare McDermott and Joanna Lynch and Geraldine Marie Leydon},
  journal={Family practice},
  year={2011},
  volume={28 5},
  pages={572-8}
}
BACKGROUND The 2007 National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) recommend early management of the condition. Investment by the Department of Health has expanded the number of specialist U.K. CFS/ME services but there has been little research on what patients hope or expect from referral. METHODS A qualitative study exploring hopes and expectations of patients newly referred to a CFS/ME Service in the South of… CONTINUE READING

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