Schweizerische Gesellschaft für ME & CFS

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The Schweizerische Gesellschaft für ME & CFS (Swiss Association for ME & CFS) is a non-profit organisation. It was founded in 2019 and is located in Zurich, Switzerland. The Swiss Association is run by dedicated volunteers. [1]

Aims[edit | edit source]

The Swiss Association is committed to ensuring that ME is recognised as a physical illness in Switzerland and that adequate medical, nursing and social care can be guaranteed for those affected. They aim to educate both the general population and health professionals about ME and CFS, inform them about international scientific and health policy news concerning ME and CFS, and create awareness for the currently still very difficult situation of those affected.[2]

Events[edit | edit source]

The association started as a loose collective of patients and caregivers who organised a screening of Unrest in Bern and one in Zurich in 2018.[3]

Notable projects[edit | edit source]

The association provides the International Consensus Criteria as an online questionnaire. Whether the criteria (minimum number of symptoms per category) are met is calculated automatically and the results can be downloaded in a report and brought to the doctor to facilitate diagnosis. The questionnaire is currently available in German and English. Further languages are planned.

Every two years, the association carries out a comprehensive data collection on the situation of ME patients in Switzerland in the areas of medical care, livelihood and coping with everyday life as well as personal social situation. The first analysis was published in 2021.[4] The next publication is planned for 2023.

Media reports[edit | edit source]

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Online presence[edit | edit source]


References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Impressum". Schweizerische Gesellschaft für ME & CFS. Retrieved July 22, 2021.
  2. "Über die SGME". Schweizerische Gesellschaft für ME & CFS. Retrieved July 22, 2021.
  3. "Jahresbericht 2019 & 2020". Schweizerische Gesellschaft für ME & CFS. Retrieved July 22, 2021.
  4. "Die Situation der ME-Patient:innen in der Schweiz" (PDF). Schweizerische Gesellschaft für ME & CFS. Retrieved July 28, 2021.

The information provided at this site is not intended to diagnose or treat any illness.
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