Good days/Bad days: Concussion, Lyme, CFS, etc.
F. Frank LeFever
flefever at ix.netcom.com
Sat Jan 4 13:22:53 EST 1997
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Frank LeFever) writes:
>In <59smh4$jhr at sjx-ixn2.ix.netcom.com> flefever at ix.netcom.com(F. Frank
>>In <59kucr$lap at sjx-ixn10.ix.netcom.com> flefever at ix.netcom.com(F.
>>>I am a neuropsychologist with a stronger "physiological" focus than
>>>most neuropsychologists. Currently I'm studying variability of
>>>symptoms in various disorders: chronic fatigue syndrome, Lyme
>>>fibromyalgia, post-concussion syndrome, MS.
>>>I am asking people who experience changes in severity and/or pattern
>>>symptoms from day to day to monitor changes and report them to me.
>>>Most useful would be daily ratings over a period of 1-2 weeks or
>>>but it is possible that "one-shot" ratings can contribute something.
>>>You can report on more than one symptom, but please rate them
>>>separately: they may or may not parallel each other in their
>>>variability. My special focus is on "cognitive" symptoms (e.g.
>>>concentration, memory) and on "lethargy" (fatigue, inertia,
>>>drive, etc.), but believe it is important to see how these relate or
>>>not relate to others (e.g. pain).
>>>For a given day (identified exactly by month and day of month, NOT
>>>of the week), rate symptom(s) as:
>>> (1) worse, better, or about the same as usual
>>> and (2) worse, better, or about the same as day before.
>>>Identify yourself as little or much as you want, but tell me
>>> (1) age
>>> (2) sex
>>> (3) diagnosis
>>> (4) possibly relevant history (if concussion: more than
>>> one? dates of each?)
>>> (5) geographical location (zip code or phone area code)
>>>PLEASE DO NOT POST REPLIES! IF YOU BELONG TO SUPPORT GROUP, PLEASE
>>>RATE THE DAY BEFORE YOU HEAR WHAT OTHERS SAY! To be useful, ratings
>>>must be independent of possible influence of responses by others.
>>>email me directly OR, send letter/card to: Monitoring Project
>>> Box 199
>>> Thiells, NY 10984
>>>If you want feedback on results, tell me how you want to get them.
>>>F. Frank LeFever, Ph.D.
>>>New York Neuropsychology Group
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