Andrew Devendorf

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Andrew Devendorf, BA, is a PhD student in Clinical Psychology and a Graduate Research Assistant at University of South Florida. Formerly, he worked as a Research Project Assistant at DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, US, assisting Dr. Leonard Jason. His research interests include recovery, stigma, and suicide among chronic conditions.

He has conducted several studies that investigate how to define and measure recovery from ME/CFS.

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • 2016, The Role of Infectious and Stress-related Onsets in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Symptomatology and Functioning.[1]
  • 2016, Mortality in patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome[2] - (Full Text)
  • 2017, Defining and measuring recovery from myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome: the physician perspective[3] - (Abstract)
  • 2017, A content analysis of chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelitis in the news from 1987 to 2013[4] - (Abstract)
  • 2017, Approaching recovery from myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome: Challenges to consider in research and practice[5] - (Abstract)
  • 2018, Patients’ hopes for recovery from myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome: Toward a “recovery in” framework[6] - (Abstract)
  • 2018, Suicidal ideation in non-depressed individuals: The effects of a chronic, misunderstood illness[7] -(Abstract)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Devendorf, Andrew; Brown, Abigail; Jason, Leonard (Jul 12, 2016). "The Role of Infectious and Stress-related Onsets in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Symptomatology and Functioning". DePaul Discoveries. 5 (1). 
  2. McManimen, Stephanie L.; Devendorf, Andrew R.; Brown, Abigail A.; Moore, Billie C.; Moore, James H.; Jason, Leonard A. (2016), "Mortality in patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome", Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 4 (4): 195-207, doi:10.1080/21641846.2016.1236588 
  3. Devendorf, Andrew R.; Jackson, Carly T.; Sunnquist, Madison; A. Jason, Leonard (Jan 16, 2019). "Defining and measuring recovery from myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome: the physician perspective". Disability and Rehabilitation. 41 (2): 158–165. doi:10.1080/09638288.2017.1383518. ISSN 0963-8288. PMC 6123286Freely accessible. PMID 28982247. 
  4. Siegel, Zachary A; Brown, Abigail; Devendorf, Andrew; Collier, Johanna; Jason, Leonard A (Apr 12, 2017). "A content analysis of chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelitis in the news from 1987 to 2013". Chronic Illness. 14 (1): 3–12. doi:10.1177/1742395317703175. ISSN 1742-3953. PMC 6487662Freely accessible. PMID 28403636. 
  5. Devendorf, Andrew R; Jackson, Carly T; Sunnquist, Madison; Jason, Leonard A (Nov 28, 2017). "Approaching recovery from myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome: Challenges to consider in research and practice". Journal of Health Psychology. 24 (10): 1412–1424. doi:10.1177/1359105317742195. ISSN 1359-1053. PMC 5930162Freely accessible. PMID 29182007. 
  6. Devendorf, Andrew R; Brown, Abigail A; Jason, Leonard A (Dec 6, 2018). "Patients' hopes for recovery from myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome: Toward a "recovery in" framework". Chronic Illness: 174239531881596. doi:10.1177/1742395318815965. ISSN 1742-3953. 
  7. Devendorf, AR; McManimen, SL; Jason, LA (2018). "Suicidal ideation in non-depressed individuals: The effects of a chronic, misunderstood illness". Journal of Health Psychology. doi:10.1177/1359105318785450. 

myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.

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