Exploring treatments for younger children with CFS/ME
This study is investigating CFS/ME in younger children (5-11-year olds) and explore ways in which treatment should be adapted for this younger age-group.
CACH Staff: Amberly Brigden (PhD)
This research aims to understand more about younger children with CFS/ME (5-11-year-olds), we want to understand:
- The clinical characteristics of CFS/ME in younger children
- Rates of recovery at 6 and 12 months
- Which factors change recovery rates
- The views of children with condition and the views of their parents/carer, clinicians and teachers
Project1: This project will use information to describe the characteristics of younger children: their age and gender; the types of symptoms they have; how severe their symptoms are; and how much school they miss. It will also investigate how many children get better at 6 and 12 months and whether there are factors that predict recovery.
Project2: A systematic review to consider what is already known about how health interventions are delivered to children aged 5-11-years.
Project3: This project will explore the views of children with CFS/ME, their parents/carers, their clinicians and their teachers.