GETSET for CFS/ME: an interview study

Full title Graded Exercise Therapy guided SElf-help Treatment (GETSET) for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis: an interview study
Research type Research study
IRAS ID 164514
Contact Name Peter D White
Contact Email p.d.white@qmul.ac.uk
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Clinicaltrials.gov identifier
Additional reference number fields ISRCTN22975026, ISRCTN
Research summary Chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is a chronic disabling condition of no known cause and with no established cure. It affects about one in a hundred people. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines on the management of CFS/ME recommend graded exercise therapy (GET) as one of only two treatments for which there is research evidence of benefit. In contrast most ME charities believe that GET can be harmful, and they do not recommend it. We are testing the acceptability, effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and safety of Graded Exercise Therapy guided SElf-help Treatment (GETSET) for patients with CFS/ME attending hospital clinics. This study will interview patients who have been offered the GET within the GETSET trial to gain a deeper understanding of the patients' views and experiences of Graded Exercise Therapy (GET).
REC Name West Midlands - Black Country Research Ethics Committee
REC Reference 15/WM/0007
REC Opinion

Favourable Opinion

Favourable Opinion

Date of REC Opinion 9 January 2015