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Early Intervention In Fatigue: A Feasibility Study

Portfolio Eligibility
Automatically eligible
ISRCTN 72645894
MREC N° 11/SW/0301
UKCRN ID 11924
Research Summary
The overall aim of this study is to investigate the feasibility and acceptability of conducting a Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) to investigate the efffectiveness and cost effectiveness of early intervention for CFS/ME compared with standard mediacl care in primary care.
Study Type Interventional
Design Type Prevention, Treatment
Disease(s) All Diseases
Phase Pilot/Feasibility
Current Status Closed - in follow-up
Closure Date 12/31/2013
Global Sample Size 100
Global Recruitment to Date
Geographical Scope Single Centre
Lead Country England
Main Inclusion Criteria
1.Adults patients (over 18) presenting with an unexplained primary complaint of fatigue, as a new episode, lasting more than one month but less than four.
2.Patient has given written informed consent.
3.The participant has a Chalder Fatigue score >4 (screened by trial manager)
Main Exclusion Criteria
1. Patients where fatigue is due to another cause. This means that GP’s will not refer patients with an active illness such as cancer, liver cirrhosis etc.
Chief Investigator(s)
Dr Hazel O'Dowd
Further details, please contact
Ms Sarah Horne

Frenchay Hospital
Frenchay Hospital
Frenchay Hospital
Frenchay Park Road
BS16 1LE
Funder(s) NIHR
Sponsor(s) North Bristol NHS Trust
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