How does cognitive behaviour therapy reduce fatigue in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome? The role of physical activity.

@article{Wiborg2010HowDC,
  title={How does cognitive behaviour therapy reduce fatigue in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome? The role of physical activity.},
  author={Jan F. Wiborg and Heiko Knoop and Maja Stulemeijer and Judith Prins and Gijs Bleijenberg},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={40 8},
  pages={1281-7}
}
BACKGROUND Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is known to reduce fatigue severity in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). How this change in symptomatology is accomplished is not yet understood. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether the effect of CBT on fatigue is mediated by an increase in physical activity. METHOD Three randomized controlled trials were reanalysed, previously conducted to evaluate the efficacy of CBT for CFS. In all samples, actigraphy was used to assess the… CONTINUE READING
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