ProHealth me-cfs Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

|
|

Trending News

The END ME/CFS Project

The CFS/ME Brain Is Inflamed

SURVEY: Cognitive Impairment

Disability Claims and Social Media

“End ME/CFS” Mega Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Project Begins

Serum cytokines in patients with moderate and severe Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyeli...

Adverse events and deterioration reported by participants in the PACE trial of therapies for chronic...

Discerning primary and secondary factors responsible for clinical fatigue in multisystem diseases

Dr. Peter Rowe – Is The Physical Examination Normal in CFS? Part 3

Fight the Power

 
Print Page
Email Article

CFS Patient Harms Associated with Graded Exercise & Cognitive Behavioral Therapies - A Review

  [ 145 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • December 30, 2012


Article:
Reporting of Harms Associated with Graded Exercise Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Source: Bulletin of the IACFS/ME, Fall 2011

By Tom Kindlon

[Note: to read the full text of this article providing study data on GET and CBT harms to CFS/ME patients, (click here) and scroll down to download a full paper PDF. Tom Kindlon is voluntary Information Officer of the Irish ME/CFS Association, Email: tkindlon@maths.tcd.ie or info@irishmecfs.org]

Abstract:
Across different medical fields, authors have placed a greater emphasis on the reporting of efficacy measures than harms in randomized controlled trials (RCTs), particularly of nonpharmacologic interventions.

To rectify this situation, the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) group and other researchers have issued guidance to improve the reporting of harms.

Graded Exercise Therapy (GET) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) based on increasing activity levels are often recommended for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). However, exercise-related physiological abnormalities have been documented in recent studies and high rates of adverse reactions to exercise have been recorded in a number of patient surveys.

Fifty-one percent of survey respondents (range 28%-82%, n=4,338, eight surveys) reported that GET worsened their health while 20% of respondents (range 7%-38%, n=1,808, five surveys) reported similar results for CBT.

Using the CONSORT guidelines as a starting point, this paper identifies problems with the reporting of harms in previous randomized controlled trials and suggests potential strategies for improvement in the future.

Issues involving the heterogeneity of subjects and interventions, tracking of adverse events, trial participants’ compliance to therapies, and measurement of harms using patient-oriented and objective outcome measures are discussed.

The recently published PACE (Pacing, graded activity, and cognitive behavior therapy: A randomized evaluation) trial which explicitly aimed to assess “safety”, as well as effectiveness, is also analyzed in detail.

Healthcare professionals, researchers and patients need high quality data on harms to appropriately assess the risks versus benefits of CBT and GET.

Source: Bulletin of the IACFS/ME, Fall 2011, vol 19, #2: pp 59-111. By Kindlon T. Irish ME/CFS Association. Email: tkindlon@maths.tcd.ie or info@irishmecfs.org]



Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 



[ Be the first to comment on this article ]




 
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Our FREE
Newsletter
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Save on Vitamins and Supplements

Featured Products

Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™ Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™
The B-12 your brain needs for detox & sharpness
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
B-12 Extreme™ B-12 Extreme™
The Most Potent Vitamin B-12 on Earth
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium

Natural Remedies

Three-Step Strategy to Reverse Mitochondrial Aging Three-Step Strategy to Reverse Mitochondrial Aging
"It's Not Easy Being Green" - But It Is Healthy
IBS, Crohn’s Disease, Colitis, and Other Digestive Disorders IBS, Crohn’s Disease, Colitis, and Other Digestive Disorders
Research Links Green Tea to Weight Loss Research Links Green Tea to Weight Loss
Reversing Neurodegeneration with a New Magnesium Compound Reversing Neurodegeneration with a New Magnesium Compound

FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia 101
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS 101
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE
CONTACT US
PRIVACY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing