What is Rest?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications

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Patients with various conditions may have to lie down and rest for a short time every couple of hours to get through the day. Resting can serve to improve mood and function by providing a period of physical and mental relaxation and recovery.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fatigue 293 67
Fibromyalgia 128 26
Pain 103 27
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome 41 9
Ankle sprain 17 6
General health 17 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 7
Mild 15
None 70

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Rest

Side effect Patients
Difficulty completing activities 6
Fatigue 4
Unrefreshing or poor sleep 4
Back pain 1
Blurry vision 1
Feelings of isolation 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently using Rest

Dosage Patients
30minutes as needed 8
2 hr daily 7
60 min daily 6
3 hr daily 4
1other as needed 4
4 hr daily 3
5 hr daily 3
60minutes as needed 3
6 hr daily 2
8 hr daily 2

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Why patients stopped taking Rest

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 10
Other 7
Did not seem to work 3
Doctor's advice 1
Expense 1
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Duration

Currently using Rest

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 11
5 - 10 years 26
10 years or more 28

Stopped using Rest

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 8
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 34
Usually 40
Sometimes 19
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 9
Somewhat hard to take 26
A little hard to take 27
Not at all hard to take 31
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 32
Not specified 61
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14 patient evaluations for Rest

Apr 26, 2010 (Started Mar 03, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: All the time (24/7)
Advice & Tips: I HATE BEING BED BOUND,I NO LONGER HAVE A LIFE.HUSBAND DOES IT ALL.I DO TEND TO MY ANIMALS AND COME BACK TO BED.EVEN IF I SPEND ONE DAY VISITING WITH MY GRANDKIDS.I AM IN SEVERE PAIN AND EXHAUSTION THE NEXT WEEK.THIS RESTING IS A CONSTANT,TO FEEL ANY RELIEF AT ALL.

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 10, 2010 (Started Mar 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain throughout body)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 15 min Daily
Advice & Tips: Everyone needs to rest now and then but people with CFS, MS or FM NEED rest more in order to function.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: do not need wheelchair anymore at this time.

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 7, 2009 (Started Feb 07, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (difficulty completing activities, interferes with socializing, ADL's, all aspects of daily life.)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: Its a catch 22....it's important to not get too fatigued and yet it can really make days very hard to schedule around these and makes it hard to get much done.
Side effects: difficulty completing activities, interferes with socializing, ADL's, all aspects of daily life.

  • 0 helpful marks
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