Table 4.

Description by Parents of How 42 Patients Evaluated for Chronic Fatigue Were Doing “Most of the Time” in the Course of Their Illness After Evaluation in 1989–1994

Symptoms
Most of the Time (%)
Activities
Most of the Time (%)
Social Activities
Most of the Time (%)
BestIn betweenWorstNormalSomeLittle/NoNormalSomeLittle/No
6 months before (n = 41)123843203539303826
Months after visit (n = 32)153847242445274230
First summer (n = 32)415635642061387
Year 2—first 6 months (n = 34)46351862241273196
Year 2—second 6 months (n = 34)5327157121679163
Second summer (n = 20)7025107521080150
Year 3—first 6 months (n = 19)6321117221679160
Year 3—second 6 months (n = 18)6122117122679226
Third summer (n = 8)7525087.512.5087.512.50
Year 4—first 6 months (n = 8)87.512.501000010000
Year 4—second 6 months (n = 8)87.5012.587.50087.5012.5
Fourth summer (n = 3)100001000010000