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Peter White on Graded Exercise Therapy (possibly not of general interest)

Discussion in 'Action Alerts and Advocacy' started by Dolphin, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    [Not that exciting]

    I just read a copy of:

    White Peter. How exercise can help chronic fatigue syndrome.
    Pulse: 86-87, June 20, 1998
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    Contrast that with this paper:
    KY Fulcher and PD White, 'Chronic fatigue syndrome: A description of graded exercise treatment', Physiotherapy 84 (1998), pp. 223-226. (this is a May edition)

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    So in two articles published a month apart, a slightly different description is given: "stay at their current level of exercise for a further week or two" vs "they should be advised to remain at the same level for an extra week".

    Suggesting patients stay at it for 2 weeks is a bit easier to criticise.

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    He also says in the article:
    These days, he tends to bash surveys and say that the GET wasn't generally done by a properly trained expert and so wasn't GET and so the adverse effects aren't of much relevance. But he himself was encouraging such people to offer the treatment.
     
  2. V99

    V99

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    So he trains these 'experts' to try different approaches, that's very reassuring. What a sensible fellow he is. Who knew he didn't have a treatment devised? Who knew he created a treatment without any scientific evidence? Come on, show of hands?
     

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