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Graded Exercise Therapy doesn’t restore the ability to work in ME/CFS. Rethinking of a Cochrane Review

Graded Exercise Therapy doesn’t restore the ability to work in ME/CFS. Rethinking of a Cochrane review, by Mark Vink, Friso Vink-Niese in Work vol. 66, no. 2, pp. 283-308, 20 July 2020 [doi:10.3233/WOR-203174]   Research abstract: Background: Cochrane recently amended its … Continue reading

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The Health Minister, Covid-19, ME, rehabilitation & NICE

The Health Minister comments on Covid-19, ME, rehabilitation & NICE   The Health Minister Vaughan Gething has replied to the letter WAMES sent to him on International ME Awareness Day highlighting the links between Covid-19, PVFS and ME, and requesting … Continue reading

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Patients’ experiences and effects of non-pharmacological treatment for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome – a scoping mixed methods review

Patients’ experiences and effects of non-pharmacological treatment for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome – a scoping mixed methods review, by Anne Marit Mengshoel, Ingrid Bergliot Helland, Mira Meeus, Jesus Castro-Marrero, Derek Pheby & Elin Bolle Strand in International Journal of Qualitative Studies … Continue reading

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Post Covid-19 rehabilitation & PVFS

Physios4ME blog post: Post Covid-19 Rehabilitation, May 2020   During this national crisis many physiotherapists have been redeployed to front-line services, but as time goes on our attention will shift to the rehabilitation of survivors. COVID-19 is a new virus … Continue reading

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Defining & measuring recovery from ME and CFS – the physician perspective

Research abstract: Defining and measuring recovery from myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome: the physician perspective, by Andrew R. Devendorf, Carly T. Jackson, Madison Sunnquist & Leonard A. Jason in Disability and Rehabilitation [Published online: 05 Oct 2017] Purpose: To … Continue reading

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Understanding severely affected CFS: the gravity of the situation

Review abstract: Understanding severely affected chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS): The gravity of the situation, by Victoria Strassheim, Robert Ballantine, Katie L. Hackett, James Frith, Julia L. Newton in Physical Therapy Reviews [Preprint May 25, 2017] Objective: To describe how the effects of gravity … Continue reading

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In ME/CFS fear of exercise is a reasonable, knowledgeable, and learned response to a noxious stimulus

Prof Mark VanNess responds to the study published in the Lancet claiming that fear of exercise hinders recovery in CFS, in the Just ME blog: I was saddened to see the press releases regarding the ME/CFS studies from Kings College … Continue reading

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Experiences of daily activity in CFS/ME & implications for rehabilitation programmes

Abstract PURPOSE Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME), has a significant impact upon daily functioning. Most recommended treatments aim to alter activity patterns based upon assumptions of activity avoidance. However, as there is limited research on the … Continue reading

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Reasons for poor experiences of rehabilitation therapies

Review abstract Purpose:  First, to explore the experiences of people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) of rehabilitation therapies so as to build an understanding of reasons for the discrepancy between the notably mixed experiences regarding effectiveness reported in patient … Continue reading

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Nursing Standard article on ME/CFS

Abstract: Chronic fatigue syndrome or myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is a debilitating illness that affects many systems of the body, particularly the nervous and immune systems. The condition affects all age, racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups. This article focuses on the … Continue reading

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