Tag: graded exercise therapy

Take action: graded exercise harming people with ME and COVID long haulers

#MEAction UK has sent an open letter to Matt Hancock asking him to recognise the harm caused by graded exercise therapy. We are calling on him to ensure all advice for people with ME, and those at risk of developing ME post-COVID, warns of the harm from graded exercise therapy. Join us by asking your MP to write to Matt Hancock too and telling them about your experience of ME.

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Graded exercise therapy not recommended for post-COVID fatigue, say NICE

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have released a document entitled “interim findings”, stating that the recommendation of graded exercise therapy for mild and moderate ME/CFS should not apply to people with fatigue following COVID-19. They note that the existing guideline was published in 2007, many years before the pandemic, and that they are aware of concerns around graded exercise therapy.

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How an Australian’s FOI request busted open a UK science scandal

The 2011 PACE trial examined the effect of graded exercise therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy against standard medical care, but refused to share their data.
West Australian Alem Matthees filed a UK Freedom of Information Act. The ruling released the data and further examination found glaring problems with the study.

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UNSW tests graded exercise on mild CFS patients

Australia’s University of NSW’s Psychiatry Department tested a graded activity program on 25 patients with chronic fatigue syndrome. Before the study, patients could complete around 4 hours of ‘moderate intensity exercise’ a week (self-reported). It was not measured or recorded at the end of the program but the study found small improvements in cognitive performance, with some caveats.

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Ask UNSW To Cancel CBT/GET Training Study

Write to the University of New South Wales and ask them not to allow a trial to train health professionals in graded exercise therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome patients in Australia.

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