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

Study shows why exercise magnifies exhaustion for chronic fatigue syndrome patients

The Importance of Forgiveness When Living with Chronic Illness

5 Tips for Successfully Changing Your Diet

Fatigue & Fibro Fog: Could You Have a B-12 Deficiency?

A Commercially Available Probiotic Reduces Chronic Fatigue Syndrome’s Inflammation—Should we offer t...

Evidence in chronic fatigue syndrome for severity-dependent upregulation of prefrontal myelination t...

The experience of sleep in chronic fatigue syndrome: A qualitative interview study with patients

Call to Action: Congressional Hearing on Ampligen

SURVEY RESULTS: What Name Would YOU Choose for CFS?

The Countess of Mar, Medical Politics, and ME/CFS

 
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

Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
B-12 Extreme™ B-12 Extreme™
The Most Potent Vitamin B-12 on Earth
MitoQ® MitoQ®
Powerful Antioxidant Support to Mitochondria
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%

Natural Remedies

Health Benefits Are Brewing in Green Tea Health Benefits Are Brewing in Green Tea
Stop Bacteria With Nature's Antibiotics Stop Bacteria With Nature's Antibiotics
Energy Breakthrough - One Fibromyalgia Patient’s Fortuitous Discovery Energy Breakthrough - One Fibromyalgia Patient’s Fortuitous Discovery
The 10 Supplements that Dr. Teitelbaum Recommends Most Often to Patients with CFS & Fibromyalgia The 10 Supplements that Dr. Teitelbaum Recommends Most Often to Patients with CFS & Fibromyalgia
Milk Thistle: Trusted Support for Health & Healing in a Toxic World Milk Thistle: Trusted Support for Health & Healing in a Toxic World

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