There's certainly reason to think that home bound patients might be more prevalent in chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) than in other diseases. Studies indicate, after all, that people with ME/CFS are as or more functionally limited than people with type II diabetes, multiple sclerosis, congestive heart failure and end-stage renal disease. They also have a lower quality of life than people with cancer, stroke, renal failure and schizophrenia. One study, found only an astonishingly low 13% were employed full-time. Now Lenny Jason gives us the first really substantial study on the prevalence of homebound patients in ME/CFS.
The 25% Disease: Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Unique in How Many People are Homebound?