Rachel Jantke

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Rachel L. Jantke, PhD, is the Director for the Chicago Department of Public Health’s Office of HIV/AIDS Surveillance. From Oct 2013 to Feb 2016, she was the Project Director at DePaul University’s Center for Community Research, managing a 5-year NIH-funded epidemiological research study titled “Pediatric Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) in a community based sample" which will estimate the prevalence of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) in a pediatric sample.[1]

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  • 2015, PhD in Community Psychology, National Louis University, Chicago, Illinois[2]

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  1. https://www.linkedin.com/in/racheljantke/
  2. https://www.linkedin.com/in/racheljantke/
  3. Williams, Yolonda J.; Jantke, Rachel L.; Jason, Leonard A. (2014), "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Case Definitions and Diagnostic Assessment", New York State Psychologist, 26 (4): 41–45, PMID 27594717
  4. Wise, S., Jantke, R., Brown, A., O'Connor, K., & Jason, L. A. (2015). Functional level of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome reporting use of alternative vs. traditional treatments. Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 3 (4), 235-240. doi:10.1080/21641846.2015.1097102
  5. Jason, Leonard A; Sunnquist, Madison; Brown, Abigail; Furst, Jacob; Cid, Marjoe; Farietta, Jillianna; Kot, Bobby; Bloomer, Craig; Nicholson, Laura; Williams, Yolonda; Jantke, Rachel; Newton, Julia L; Strand, Elin Bolle (2015), "Factor Analysis of the DePaul Symptom Questionnaire: Identifying Core Domains", Journal of Neurology and Neurobiology, 1 (4), doi:10.16966/2379-7150.114
  6. Jason, Leonard A; Katz, Ben Z.; Mears, Cynthia J.; Jantke, Rachel; Brown, Abby; Sunnquist, Madison; O’Connor, Kelly (2015), "Issues in Estimating Rates of Pediatric Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis in a Community-based Sample", Avicenna Journal of Neuropsychophysiology, 2 (4), doi:10.17795/ajnpp-37281
  7. Pendergrast, Tricia; Brown, Abigail; Sunnquist, Madison; Jantke, Rachel L.; Newton, Julia L.; Strand, Elin Bolle; Jason, Leonard A. (2016), "Housebound versus nonhousebound patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome", Chronic Illness, doi:10.1177/1742395316644770

myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.) - 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 illness any long-term illness, regardless of the severity. Chronic illnesses are typically incurable, requiring long-term management.

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