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National Fatigue Survey Examines Common Factors in Fatigue Across Chronic Medical Conditions

The survey is open to adults with a chronic medical condition, and can be completed anonymously. It can be accessed at: Participation by any adult with a chronic disorder is encouraged. The survey will be closed on Feb. 7, 2010.

Melbourne, Fla. (Vocus) January 11, 2010 -- The internet-based National Fatigue Survey currently being conducted by the Fatigue Management Institute of Florida Institute of Technology will be the first survey to examine common factors in persistent fatigue across multiple chronic medical disorders. Chronic illness-related fatigue is now recognized as one of the most perplexing and troublesome difficulties for individuals suffering from chronic illness, impacting all aspects of daily life.

Unlike normal fatigue, chronic illness-related fatigue is typically unrelated to exertion, is persistent or unpredictably recurrent, and is perceived as unavoidable and uncontrollable.

The findings of the survey will allow researchers to clarify the characteristics and fatigue management strategies that are most central to fatigue associated with chronic medical disorders, and will guide research and development of cognitive and behavioral fatigue management strategies. Evidence-based fatigue self-management programs incorporating these techniques will facilitate more integrated behavioral healthcare for the increasing population of adults aging with a chronic illness.

The survey is open to adults with a chronic medical condition, and can be completed anonymously. It can be accessed at: Participation by any adult with a chronic disorder is encouraged. The survey will be closed on Feb. 7, 2010.

For further information contact Dr. Thom Harrell, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Fatigue Management Institute, at tharrell(at)fit(dot)edu or 321-674-8104.

About the Fatigue Management Institute
The Fatigue Management Institute serves as a focal point for integrating emerging research findings with techniques for day-to-day management of fatigue. The Institute conducts research on fatigue and fatigue management interventions, provides fatigue management training, and disseminates summaries of research findings related to fatigue and its management in chronic medical conditions. The initial report from the National Fatigue Survey will be posted on the Fatigue Management Institute Web site in March 2010.

About Florida Institute of Technology
Founded at the dawn of the Space Race 51 years ago, Florida Tech is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast. With more than 8,000 students enrolled, Florida Tech has been named a Barron’s Guide “Best Buy” in College Education, listed among American’s best colleges in U.S. New & World Report, and ranked in 2009 as one of the nation’s top 18 engineering technical institutes by the Fiske Guide to Colleges. The university offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Fields of study include science, engineering, aeronautics, psychology, communication, and education. Additional information is available online at

Karen Rhine
Office of University Communications

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