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Systematic Review of the Current Literature Related to Disability and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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About the Course

The purpose of this publication is to present an evidence base, consisting of the most current medical and scientific knowledge, for evaluating disability as defined by the Social Security Administration (SSA) in persons with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). It examines both mental and physical impairment, as well as evidence for successful and unproven treatments for the disorder.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Systematic Review of the Current Literature Related to Disability and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome created by Levine, C., Ganz, N., Estok, R., et al. of Meta Works, Inc., under contract with AHRQ.

Course Material Author

Levine, C., Ganz, N., Estok, R., et al. of Meta Works, Inc., under contract with AHRQ.
Prepared for Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality US Department of Health and Human Services

Levine, C., Ganz, N., Estok, R., et al. of Meta Works, Inc., under contract with AHRQ. authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

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Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. to learn more about the prevalence, diagnostic criteria, and treatment of CFS
  2. to examine the methodology used in preparing evidence/data on CFS
  3. to look at results and responses to key questions regarding the impairment found in CFS patients and ways to improve the condition

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Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

CE Learning Systems adheres to the ACCME's Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CE activity – including faculty, planners, reviewers, or others ― are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (formerly known as commercial interests).

The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by this activity's planners, faculty, and the reviewer:

Planners and Reviewers

The planners of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships.

Faculty: Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

There are no relevant disclosures.

Commercial support

There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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Course Number 100164
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