Friday, August 28, 2009

Volunteers Needed for Study-Can earn $50.00!

Unexplained Chronic Fatigue Questionnaire Study - Volunteers Needed

From Kathleen O'Connor at
The University of Utah:
Participants wanted for study of chronic fatigue

Individuals who have had severe, unexplained fatigue for at least six months and who have no serious abnormalities on medical tests are wanted for a study of chronic fatigue. Patients who qualify for the study will be asked to complete three questionnaires over a six month period. Participating in the study will not alter the treatment that your physician gives you. The purpose of the study is to evaluate whether patients treated by certain types of physicians improve faster than patients treated by other types of physicians. If you may be interested in participating in this study, please contact the study coordinator, Kathleen O’Connor at (801) 587-4741. For more information email kathleen.oconnor@ or visit our website at https://hci- as2.hci.utah. edu/CFSurvey/ app.

[An excerpt under the "About" section at the given website:

"There will be no costs to you for participating in the study.

We will send you $25 if you complete two questionnaires, one given to you at the time you enroll and a second given to you three months later. We will send another $25 to you for completing a questionnaire six months after you enroll. If you need to get results of your laboratory tests from physicians other than the physician who told you about this study, we will give you an additional $15 for giving us the results of all of these tests."]

Kathleen O'Connor, MSc
Research Coordinator
Health Services Research Dept.
Huntsman Cancer Institute
University of Utah
#4144 - 2000 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT
Ph: (801) 587-4741
Mobile: (801) 949-1321
Fax: (801) 585-0900
Email: kathleen.oconnor@ hci.utah. edu


  1. I would like to post this on my blog if that's alright with you.

    By the way, I hope you are starting to feel a little better.

  2. I just read your post Another Doctor Visit and about your neuro symptoms. I can't remember if I have commented here before but you really do need to check out Lyme Disease possibility.

    Have a look at my blog and you will see there has been a lot going on with IDSA review ie. blood tests miss about 50% that's even if you are given one. Long term antibiotics are helping thousands to recover their health.

    Many of the people I know through Eurolyme have Neuro and ME/CFS symptoms because of Lyme. In late stages it can affect the brain and there have been many links with patients diagnosed with MS, Parkinsons, Alzheimer's

    Please do read up as much as possible especially what ILADS guidelines say.

    best wishes