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ME/CFS SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC

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Help an ME/CFS researcher

Wednesday 7 May 2008

Griffith UniversityTanya Secker, who lives with ME/CFS herself, is conducting research into the impact of ME/CFS on the quality of life. We strongly urge our members to sign up for this project.

Read on for the details…

Research project (working title “Lifestyle Lost: the impact of CFS on quality of life”)

I am a 4th year Bachelor of Psychology honours student living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Managing CFS while progressing my studies in psychology has heightened my awareness of the need to support people living with CFS through effective evidence based practice.

To this end, for my honours thesis I am conducting a research project investigating the impact of CFS on quality of life. The aim of this research project is to quantify and provide information from people with the lived experience of CFS, to better inform practitioners providing psychological services.

Psychological support services have proved to be invaluable for many living with chronic illness and with the new medicare rebate scheme for psychological services – with a referal from your GP – they should also be more accessible.

For a group of people who are often told “there is nothing we can do for you and the best thing for you to do is nothing” I am quite passionate about the important role psychological support (e.g. grief & loss counselling, help to adjust to the impact the illness has on your life, support to manage the emotional experience, internet therapy, social support, psychoeducation for people with CFS and their families, coping skills training etc.) through effective psychotherapy has for improving the quality of life outcomes of people living with CFS.

Tanya Secker
B.Psych (Honours) student
Griffith University
Brisbane, Qld

Email: Tanya.Secker@student.griffith.edu.au

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