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BMJ Randomised Controlled Trial of Graded Exercise in Patients with the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Author ( s ) :

@inproceedings{Fulcher2008BMJRC,
  title={BMJ Randomised Controlled Trial of Graded Exercise in Patients with the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Author ( s ) :},
  author={Kathy Y Fulcher and Peter D White},
  year={2008}
}
Objective: To test the efficacy of a graded aerobic exercise programme in the chronic fatigue syndrome. Design: Randomised controlled trial with control treatment crossover after the first follow up examination. Setting: Chronic fatigue clinic in a general hospital department of psychiatry. Subjects: 66 patients with the chronic fatigue syndrome who had neither a psychiatric disorder nor appreciable sleep disturbance. Interventions: Random allocation to 12 weeks of either graded aerobic… Expand

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