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ME/CFS Australia Ltd
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Registered Charity 3104


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PO Box 322,
Modbury North,
South Australia 5092

1300 128 339

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Monday - Friday,
10am - 4pm

ME/CFS South Australia 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.


ME/CFS South Australia Inc aims to keep members informed of various research projects, diets, medications, therapies, news items, etc. All communication, both verbal and written, is merely to disseminate information and not to make recommendations or directives.

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A research study involving people with ME/CFS

March 16, 2005

Kirsty Prior is a PhD student in the School of Medicine at Flinders University. She is currently undertaking research that focuses on the variety of ways in which people generally think about, and behave in response to, illness situations (e.g., seeking medical advice, using medication to manage symptoms, obtaining emotional/practical support from other people, ignoring symptoms, etc.).

She is particularly interested in the illness-related beliefs and behaviours of people with a medical diagnosis of myalgic encephalopathy (ME)/chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

The aim of Kirsty’s research is to identify those beliefs and behaviours that promote a person’s physical and psychological wellbeing.

Kirsty is hoping to involve about 75 people in her study. Potential participants need to be at least 18 years of age and to have received a medical diagnosis of ME/CFS at least 12 months ago. Participation in the study involves the completion of a questionnaire. Responses are provided by ticking relevant boxes or circling particular numbers. The questionnaire takes about 40-45 minutes to complete. Alternatively, Kirsty is happy to administer the questionnaire by personal interview. There is also the opportunity to participate in a 3 month and/or 12 month followup.

Kirsty is keen to gain a greater insight into the diverse health/illness experiences of people with ME/CFS and she would be most grateful if members of the Society could spare the time and effort to complete a questionnaire.

If you are interested in taking part in the research or obtaining further information about the nature of the study, please contact Kirsty directly by either telephone (8204 3987) or email ( Kirsty is happy to provide you with further information about her research and to arrange for a copy of the questionnaire to be mailed out to you.

THANK YOU for your assistance. Your support of Kirsty’s research is greatly appreciated.

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