ME/CFS Australia (SA) Inc supports the needs of sufferers of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and related illnesses. We do this by providing services and information to members.
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is a chronic, complex, multi-faceted condition characterized by extreme fatigue and other symptoms that are not improved by rest. The etiology and pathogenesis remain unknown; there are no laboratory diagnostic tests; and so far there are no known cures. The condition results in severe impairment in daily functioning. CFS/ME is poorly accepted and poorly understood, and the diagnosis is controversial. Knowledge about the condition is scarce, and many patients have experienced misbelief.
The National Advisory Unit has the following responsibilities within its field: i) To build and disseminate competence; ii) To monitor and communicate treatment outcomes; iii) To participate in research and the establishment of research networks; iv) To contribute to relevant teaching; v) To ensure the provision of guidance and the dissemination of knowledge and competence to the health services, other service providers and clients; vi) To implement measures to ensure equal access to national services; vii) To contribute to the implementation of national guidelines and evidence-based practice. The National Advisory Unit on CFS/ME has aided The Ministry of Health and Care Services in making National Guidelines for diagnoses and management of CFS/ME.
By establishing a National Advisory Unit on CFS/ME, the diagnosis CFS/ME has been established and knowledge about the disease has increased.