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Follow-up Survey of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Georgia—New—Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases (CCID), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Background and Brief Description
CDC is planning a follow-up study of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) in metropolitan, urban and rural communities in Georgia. This is in response to Congressional recommendations that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) utilize advanced surveillance methodologies for CFS to examine its natural history and identify risk factors and biomarkers.
In 2004, OMB approved the information collection, Survey of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Chronic Unwellness in Georgia, under OMB Number 0920-0638, which provided baseline information on prolonged fatiguing illness in metropolitan, urban, and rural regions in Georgia. Data from the proposed Follow-up Study of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Georgia will be used to describe the clinical course of CFS and evaluate behavioral and biochemical factors associated with outcome. This follow-up study will also determine access to and utilization of health care by persons with CFS and measure direct and indirect economic burden due to the illness. As part of a control strategy, the information from this follow up study will be used in national and pilot regional provider education programs.
The proposed study continues the Georgia survey using similar methodology and data collection instruments. This follow-up study begins with a detailed telephone interview to obtain additional data on participant health status during the last twelve month period. Eligible subjects will be asked to participate in clinical evaluations. There will be no cost to respondents other than their time. The estimated total annualized burden hours are 861.
|Respondents||Number of respondents||Number of responses per respondent||Average burden/ response (in hours)|
|Follow-up Study Detailed Interview||2,870||1||18/60|
Dated: November 15, 2007.
Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. E7-22808 Filed 11-21-07; 8:45 am]
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