Sensitivity and Specificity of the CDC Empirical Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Case Definition

  title={Sensitivity and Specificity of the CDC Empirical Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Case Definition},
  author={Leonard A. Jason and Meredyth Anne Evans and Abigail A Brown and Molly Brown and Nicole Porter and Jessica Hunnell and Valerie C. Anderson and Athena Lerch},
In an effort to bring more standardization to the chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) Fukuda et al. case definition [1], the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed an empirical case definition [2] that specifies criteria and instruments to diagnose CFS. The present study investigated the sensitivity and specificity of this CFS empirical case definition with diagnosed individuals with CFS from a community based study that were compared to non-CFS cases. All participants… CONTINUE READING
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