Thursday, May 20, 2010

The quality of life of children with ME/CFS

By: Dr Gwen Kennedy, Dr Christine Underwood and Prof. Jill Belch

The quality of life of children with CFS/ME was profoundly reduced when compared to their healthy counterparts.

The mean illness duration of patients was 3.7 years. Sixty-eight percent of the children said that their illness developed quickly; in 88% illness had had an infectious onset. Only one child (4%) attended school full time, while 12 (48%) went to school part time, and 8 (32%) had home tuition only.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you, it's a problem that's just being ignored in a manner that is tantamount to abuse of these children.

Kay Gilderdale talks here about her daughter's illness and death:


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