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Predictors of outcome in a multi-component treatment program for chronic fatigue syndrome

Kempke, S; Goossens, L; Luyten, P; Bekaert, P; Van Houdenhove, B; Van Wambeke, P; (2010) Predictors of outcome in a multi-component treatment program for chronic fatigue syndrome. J AFFECT DISORDERS , 126 (1-2) 174 - 179. 10.1016/j.jad.2010.01.073.

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Abstract

Background: Little is known about factors predicting treatment outcome in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).Methods: Based on Vercoulen et al.'s (1998) cognitive-behavioral model of perpetuating factors in CFS, the predictive value of the following patient characteristics were examined in a sample of 178 CFS patients who followed a multi-component treatment program: (1) somatic attributions, (2) psychological attributions, (3) sense of control over symptoms, (4) physical activity, (5) functional impairment, (6) somatic focus, and (7) severity of depression.Results: Only pre-treatment severity of depression was associated with negative treatment outcome defined in terms of post-treatment fatigue and improvement in fatigue.Limitations: The study was conducted at a tertiary care centre and did not include a control group or a long-term follow-up.Conclusions: Level of depression may be the most important factor of the cognitive-behavioral model predicting post-treatment fatigue in CFS. Hence, findings suggest that treatment of CFS should include a focus on severity of depression. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Type: Article
Title: Predictors of outcome in a multi-component treatment program for chronic fatigue syndrome
DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2010.01.073
Keywords: Chronic fatigue syndrome, Cognitive-behavioral model, Multi-component treatment, Predictors, Depression, MULTIDIMENSIONAL PAIN INVENTORY, RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED-TRIAL, COGNITIVE-BEHAVIOR-THERAPY, MULTIPLE-SCLEROSIS, DEPRESSION SCALE, HOSPITAL ANXIETY, HEALTH SURVEY, FOLLOW-UP, FIBROMYALGIA, SYMPTOMS
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Clinical, Edu and Hlth Psychology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1314197
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