Saturday, May 16, 2015

Post-Exertional Malaise Survey

Dr. Leonard Jason of DePaul University, a longtime ME/CFS advocate and researcher, is conducting a study on Post-Exertional Malaise using an online survey that anyone with ME/CFS can participate in.

The aim of the survey is not only to characterize what post-exertional malaise is and how it affects patients but also to determine what words and phrases best describe it.

I took the survey this morning, and it took me about 20-30 minutes to complete it, so set aside a bit of time before you start. It is mostly multiple choice with a few short answer parts where you can use your own words to describe exertion intolerance, how it affects you, and how to explain it to others.

This is a great opportunity to help move ME/CFS research forward without leaving your bed or couch! So, click the link above and do your part today. The better that researchers understand and can describe post-exertional malaise (there HAS to be a better term than that!), the closer they will get to figuring out how to treat or even cure it.



Unknown said...

I will take this survey this evening - thank you for writing about it. I do not know if you have checked out There are some studies of interest on that website. I am participating in one of them from home.

Sue Jackson said...

No, I'm not familiar with that site - thanks for sharing it. I will check it out!