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Housebound versus nonhousebound patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Authors
  • Pendergrast, Tricia1
  • Brown, Abigail2
  • Sunnquist, Madison2
  • Jantke, Rachel2
  • Newton, Julia L3
  • Strand, Elin Bolle4
  • Jason, Leonard A2
  • 1 Center for Community Research, DePaul University, USA [email protected]
  • 2 Center for Community Research, DePaul University, USA.
  • 3 Newcastle University, UK.
  • 4 Oslo University Hospital, Norway. , (Norway)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Chronic illness
Publication Date
December 2016
Volume
12
Issue
4
Pages
292–307
Identifiers
PMID: 27127189
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Findings indicated that housebound patients have more impairment on functional and symptom outcomes compared to those who were not housebound. Understanding the differences between housebound and not housebound groups holds implications for physicians and researchers as they develop interventions intended for patients who are most severely affected by this chronic illness.

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