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Occupational Therapy and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Occupational Therapy and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Diane Cox

ISBN: 978-1-861-56155-8

Feb 2000

196 pages

Select type: Paperback

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Written for students and clinicians who are new to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), this book aims to de-mystify the illness and its management by offering a detailed exploration of the role of the occupational therapist in facilitating the CFS patient?s recovery. Recognising that working with people with CFS involves all aspects of the occupational therapy process, the book demonstrates how many of the skills gained in occupational therapy training and in other area of clinical practice can be transferred to the management of CFS. Case vignettes and more in-depth studies are used throughout to illustrate the syndrome and its management and a full glossary of terms is also included.
Section One.

Current Understanding of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

What is CFS?

Definition and Diagnostic Criteria; Aetiology; Clinical Features and Presentation; Prevalence and Prognosis ?

The History of CFS.

Section Two.

The Clinical Management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

The Clinical Assessment of CFS?

The Pharmacology Management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Section Three.

Treatment Approaches in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; The Development of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies; The Rationale for the use of CBT with CFS; The Practice of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy ?

Graded Exercise: The Rationale for the use of Graded Exercise in CFS; The Practice of Graded Exercise?

Occupational Therapy and Lifestyle Management: The Historical Context of Occupational Therapy; the Theoretical Foundations of Occupational Therapy; the Practice of Occupational Therapy.