Mary Gloria Njoku

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Mary Gloria C. Njoku, PhD, is a member of the Congregation of the Daughters of Divine Love and a Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Management and Social Sciences, Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu, Nigeria. Dr. Njoku conducted the first (known) community-based study of chronic fatigue syndrome in Africa.[1]

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  • Postdoctorate Psychopharmacology
  • MA/PhD Clinical Psychology
  • MEd Information Technology
  • BA Psychology

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  1. http://staff.gouni.edu.ng/staffprofile/public/staff/view_profile/00054
  2. Njoku, Mary Gloria; Jason, Leonard; Torres-Harding, Susan (2005), "The relationships among coping styles and fatigue in an ethnically diverse sample.", Ethnicity and Health, 10 (4): 263-278, doi:10.1080/13557850500138613 
  3. Njoku, Mary Gloria; Jason, Leonard; Torres-Harding, Susan (2007), "The Prevalence of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Nigeria", Journal of Health Psychology, 12 (3): 461-74, doi:10.1177/1359105307076233, PMID 17439996 
  4. Jason, LA; Torres-Harding, S; Friedberg, F; Corradi, K; Njoku, MG; Donalek, J; Reynolds, N; Brown, M; Weitner, BB; Rademaker, A; Papernik, M (2007), "Non-pharmacologic interventions for CFS: a randomized trial", Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 14 (4): 275–296, doi:10.1007/s10880-007-9090-7 
  5. Jason, Leonard; Jessen, Tricia; Porter, Nicole; Boulton, Aaron; Njoku, Mary Gloria; Friedberg, Fred (2009), "Examining Types of Fatigue Among Individuals with ME/CFS", Disability Studies Quarterly, 29 (3), doi:10.18061/dsq.v29i3.938 
  6. Njoku, Mary Gloria; Jason, Leonard; Porter, Nicole; Brown, Molly (2009), "ME/CFS Health Outcomes: The Interaction of Mode of Illness Onset and Psychiatric Comorbidity", World Academy of Science, 31: 868-873 
  7. Jason, Leonard; Boulton, Aaron; Porter, Nicole; Jessen, Tricia; Njoku, Mary Gloria; Friedberg, Fred (2010), "Classification of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Types of Fatigue", Behavior Medicine, 6 (1): 24–31., doi:10.1080/08964280903521370 
  8. Friedberg, F.; Caikauskaite, I.; Adamowicz, J.; Bivona, T. J.; Njoku, G. (2013), "Scientific status of fatigue and pain. Publishing and professional activities: 2002–2011", Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 1 (1-2): 4-11, doi:10.1080/21641846.2012.746201 

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

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.

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