Tag Archives: graded exercise therapy

Revised Cochrane review of exercise treatments for CFS

WAMES statement: The revised Cochrane review on exercise therapy for ME & CFS has taken positive steps to acknowledge the limitations of the research into exercise therapy that they previously promoted, and especially the lack of research into potential harms.  … Continue reading

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Dialogues for a neglected illness – a new project

Dialogues for a neglected illness project   Dialogues for a neglected illness is a new project supported by an award from the Wellcome Public Engagement Fund 2018-2021.   It will consist of a website with a series of short videos … Continue reading

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Why GET and CBT are controversial in CFS

Why Graded Exercise Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy are controversial in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, by Michiel Tack in BMJ Medical Humanities blog Sharpe and Greco ask the interesting question of why cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and graded exercise therapy (GET) … Continue reading

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Assessment of the scientific rigour of randomized controlled trials on the effectiveness of cognitive behavioural therapy & graded exercise therapy for patients with ME/CFS: a systematic review

Assessment of the scientific rigour of randomized controlled trials on the effectiveness of cognitive behavioural therapy and graded exercise therapy for patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome: A systematic review, by SA Ahmed, JC Mewes, HJM Vrijhoef in Journal of Health … Continue reading

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The ‘cognitive behavioural model’ of CFS: critique of a flawed model

The ‘Cognitive Behavioural Model’ of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: critique of a flawed model, by Keith Geraghty, Leonard Jason, Madison Sunnquist, David Tuller, Charlotte Blease & Charles Adeniji in Journal of Health Psychology,  April 23 2019   Review abstract: Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic … Continue reading

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Challenging claims that fearful avoidance beliefs about activity in ME & CFS can be targeted with CBT/GET.

Cognitive-behavorial and graded exercise therapies for chronic fatigue (syndrome) are associated with lower levels of work/school attendance, by Frank N M Twisk in J Behav Med [Published online 28 March 2019] Psychological and demographic factors associated with fatigue and social … Continue reading

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CBT & GET are ‘unsuitable treatments or management approaches for ME/CFS’

The results of the Forward ME and Oxford Brookes University patient survey on CBT and GET in ME/CFS have been published. 2,274 people with ME/CFS of all ages responded to the online survey with their experiences of cognitive behavioural therapy and/or … Continue reading

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CBT & GET patient survey – ends 31 Jan 2019

CBT and GET Patient Survey Forward ME has launched a survey, having been asked by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to gather evidence and experiences of Graded Exercise Therapy (GET) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). NICE … Continue reading

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Science journal to withdraw chronic fatigue review amid patient activist complaints

Exclusive: Science journal to withdraw chronic fatigue review amid patient activist complaints, by Kate Kelland in Science news blog, 17 October 2018 LONDON, Oct 17 (Reuters) – A respected science journal is to withdraw a much-cited review of evidence on an … Continue reading

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GET for ME/CFS is not effective & unsafe – re-analysis of a Cochrane review

Graded exercise therapy for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome is not effective and unsafe. Re-analysis of a Cochrane review, by Mark Vink & Alexandra Vink-Niese in Health Psychology Open, Vol 5, issue: 2 [First Published October 8, 2018]   Review article abstract: … Continue reading

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