Elevated Perceived Exertion in People with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia: A Meta-analysis

  title={Elevated Perceived Exertion in People with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia: A Meta-analysis},
  author={Ellen E. Barhorst and William E. Andrae and Tessa J. Rayne and Michael J. Falvo and Dane B. Cook and Jacob B. Lindheimer},
  journal={Medicine \& Science in Sports \& Exercise},
  pages={2615 - 2627}
Supplemental digital content is available in the text. ABSTRACT Purpose Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and fibromyalgia (FM) are two debilitating illnesses primarily characterized by chronic symptoms of fatigue and musculoskeletal pain, respectively. Some investigators have observed an elevated sense of effort in these patient groups; however, this effect has not been substantiated via quantitative review. As such, we conducted a meta-analysis of RPE responses to… 
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