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Stressful Events In The Onset Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Sunday 28 August 2016


From PubMed:

Stressful Events in the Onset of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

[Article in English, Spanish]

Gimeno Pi I1,
Guitard Sein-Echaluce ML2,
Rosselló Aubach L3,
Torres Puig-Gros J4,
Fernández Solà J5.

1Centro de Atención Primaria 1er de Maig. Institut Català de la Salut. Lleida, España
2Facultad de Enfermería y Fisioterapia. Universidad de Lleida, Lleida. España.
3Unidad de Reumatología. Hospital Universitario Santa María. Lleida. España.
4Servicio de Vigilancia Epidemiológica. Departamento de Salud. Lleida. España.
5Unidad de Fatiga Crónica. Hospital Clínic. Universidad de Barcelona. España.


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a complex and multifactorial disease. Stressful situations experienced could be related to the presentation of the disease. Few studies have determined which factors could trigger CFS. The main objective of this study was to explore the stressful situations which can be associated with CFS presentation.


Retrospective observational case-control study with CFS diagnosed patients according to the Fukuda's criteria. Controls were matched to cases by sex, age and educational level with a 1:1 ratio. Participants aged between 18 and 75 years from the province of Lleida. Information was obtained through personal questionnaires. The measure of association was the odds ratio.


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