To exercise or not to exercise in chronic fatigue syndrome?

Andrew R Lloyd
Med J Aust 2004; 181 (10): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2004.tb06459.x
Published online: 15 November 2004

In reply: Scroop and Burnet correctly identify the vagaries of the necessarily subjective measurement of outcomes in intervention studies of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Given that muscle strength, endurance and recovery are essentially normal in patients with CFS,1 rather than become too focused on the best approach to measurement of exercise capacity the key issue is whether patients benefit in terms of self-reported symptom severity or functional status.

  • Andrew R Lloyd

  • Inflammation Research Unit, School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales, Kensington, NSW, 2052



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