Persistent Lyme Symptoms: A Survey of RI patients
In a recent study conducted by Vargas et al., patients suffering from self reported post-Lyme treatment symptoms at the Lifespan Lyme Disease Center in Rhode Island took part in completing both a demographic and medical survey, the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS)-29 v2.0, and other short-form PROMIS measures of cognitive function, sleep disturbance, and fatigue.
Findings from this sample of patients showed that this group of patients reported more severe symptoms than the general population as well as reporting higher than other clinical sample groups including cancer patients and chronic pain patients, and for symptoms of fatigue, women reported higher than men.
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