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Protocol for the PACE trial: A randomised controlled trial of adaptive pacing, cognitive behaviour therapy, and graded exercise as supplements to standardised specialist medical care versus standardised specialist medical care alone for patients with the chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis or encephalopathy

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Background: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS, also called myalgic encephalomyelitis/encephalopathy or ME) is a debilitating condition with no known cause or cure. Improvement may occur with medical care and additional therapies of pacing, cognitive behavioural therapy and graded exercise therapy. The latter two therapies have been found to be efficacious in small trials, but patient organisations' surveys have reported adverse effects. Although pacing has ...

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10.1186/1471-2377-7-6

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
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Publisher:
BioMed Central
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BMC Neurology More from this journal
Volume:
7
Article number:
6
Publication date:
2007-03-08
Acceptance date:
2007-03-08
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1471-2377
Language:
English
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uuid:fae36864-af8e-4d79-862f-4f5800a4828e
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237027
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2012-12-19

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