SOCIODEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE FROM CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME IN MEXICO

Abril Berenice Macías Torres, Andrea Feliciano Cruz, Yesica Danitzel Montiel Orihuela, Norma Coffin Cabrera, Constanza Mirlario Medina

Resumen


Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome (CFSDI), is a complex and debilitating chronic condition which has a serious impact on the lifestyle of the sufferer. A number of studies have stated the importance of demographic factors in the development of this illness. Some sociodemographic topics have been asseted in this study, such as: gender, age, ethnicity, and marital status, among others. The current study compared two samples of undergraduate students: a sample of 51 students from DePaul University who identified as Caucasian (not Latino), and a sample of 156 students of Latino origin from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). Results show that women report higher levels at men; participants who have never been married reported less prone to CFS/ME; Also, in the geographical area, at Mexican sample, it was found that 40% suffered from CFS and the State of Mexico. Little research has been made in this field, being necessary.

 


Palabras clave


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; demographic data; transcultural study.

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