n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Abstracts

Volume 22, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is common, and there is still no good theory as to its aetiology, no conclusive laboratory marker, and no cure. There is good evidence that graded exercise therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy can help patients with CFS, but of three randomised controlled trials that have assessed graded exercise treatment none accounted for the cyclical nature of the condition. The reports of benefit from these trials may be reflecting the outcome of treatment, the fluctuating nature of the syndrome or a combination of the two. Researchers from Australia set out to examine the effects of a graded ..

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