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Patterns of control beliefs in chronic fatigue syndrome: results of a population-based survey

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Psychology, March 2017
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Title
Patterns of control beliefs in chronic fatigue syndrome: results of a population-based survey
Published in
BMC Psychology, March 2017
DOI 10.1186/s40359-017-0174-3
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Authors

Johanna M. Doerr, Daniela S. Jopp, Michael Chajewski, Urs M. Nater

Abstract

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) represents a unique clinical challenge for patients and health care providers due to unclear etiology and lack of specific treatment. Characteristic patterns of behavior and cognitions might be related to how CFS patients respond to management strategies. This study investigates control beliefs in a population-based sample of 113 CFS patients, 264 individuals with insufficient symptoms or fatigue for CFS diagnosis (ISF), and 124 well individuals. Controlling for personality and coping, individuals with low confidence in their problem-solving capacity were almost 8 times more likely to be classified as ISF and 5 times more likely to be classified as CFS compared to being classified as well. However there was a wide distribution within groups and individuals with "low confidence" scores were found in 31.7% of Well individuals. Individuals with low levels of anxiety and who were more outgoing were less likely to be classified as ISF or CFS. These findings suggest that fostering control beliefs could be an important focus for developing behavioral management strategies in CFS and other chronic conditions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 27 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Doctoral Student 5 19%
Student > Postgraduate 3 11%
Student > Master 3 11%
Student > Bachelor 2 7%
Researcher 2 7%
Other 6 22%
Unknown 6 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 8 30%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 11%
Social Sciences 2 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 4%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 7 26%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 October 2020.
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