An article published today in the journal ‘Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behaviour’ concludes: “The claim that patients can recover as a result of CBT and GET is not justified by the data, and is highly misleading to clinicians and patients considering these treatments.”
‘Can patients with chronic fatigue syndrome really recover after graded exercise or cognitive behavioural therapy? A critical commentary and preliminary re-analysis of the PACE trial’
Published online 14 December 2016.
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ABSTRACT – http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/21641846.2017.1259724
FIGURES & DATA – http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/figure/10.1080/21641846.2017.1259724
BACKGROUND: Publications from the PACE trial reported that 22% of chronic fatigue syndrome patients recovered following graded exercise therapy (GET), and 22% following a specialised form of CBT. Only 7% recovered in a control, no-therapy group. These figures were based on a definition of recovery that differed markedly from that specified in the trial protocol.
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether these recovery claims…
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