Pain in Fatigue
We want to understand more about pain in young people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME). We are using a method called Quantitative Sensory Testing (QST) to understand more about how the brain measures pain in CFS/ME and interviewing children with CFS/ME about pain.
CACH team: Caitlin Ascough, Professor Esther Crawley
Some young people with CFS/ME have pain. We want to understand how the brain measures pain in CFS/ME. To measure pain we can use a method called Quantitative Sensory Testing, or QST for short. This has been tested in lots of children, but not in children with CFS/ME. We want to know if young people with CFS/ME are willing to do the QST and if they find it an acceptable thing to do.
We are inviting young people (aged 11-17 years) attending the specialist paediatric CFS/ME service in Bristol to take part in QST and an interview about pain.
This will be updated in Autumn 2019.