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Chronic fatigue fixed in four weeks


by Jared Reed

6 May 2009




A four week exercise program can help young people with chronic fatigue resume school and social activities, Melbourne researchers have shown.


Adolescent patients with chronic fatigue syndrome showed significant improvements in their physical and psychological outlook after a short, intensive inpatient exercise program, a study at Melbourne’s Austin Hospital found.


The 16 adolescents who completed four weeks of graded, intensive exercise showed improvements of 42% in depression scores, 18% in time to fatigue, and 17% peak oxygen...






Promising outcomes of an adolescent chronic fatigue syndrome inpatient programme

J Paediatr Child Health. 2009 May;45(5):286-90.

Gordon, B; Lubitz, L





Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)

is a condition of prolonged and disabling fatigue,

which is accompanied by

characteristic constitutional and neuropsychiatric symptoms.


In children and adolescents,

this condition occurring at a developmentally vulnerable time

adds to the disability

affecting self-concept, autonomy, body image,

socialisation, sexuality and academic problems.


This case series looks at

the effects of a graded exercise programme on

physical outcomes,

fatigue and

mental state in an adolescent population.





Data sets from

16 adolescents

who completed combined exercise training

as part of the 4-week inpatient intensive CFS programme

at the Austin Hospital, Melbourne

were analysed.


All patients completed

an exercise assessment and

three questionnaires

before beginning any training.


A paediatrician (LL) confirmed the diagnosis

according to the Fukuda criteria

in all patients.


Exercise was carefully supervised and

prescribed daily by an exercise physiologist (BG)

according to each individual's ability and response

with the basic aim of

increasing exercise tolerance and

improving muscle strength and endurance.





There was an

18% improvement in volitional time to fatigue (P= 0.02) and

17% improvement in peak oxygen uptake (VO2peak) (P= 0.01).


Upper body strength and function

improved with

a remarkable 70% increase

in the number of push-ups.


Fatigue severity was reported to improve by 13% (P= 0.01) and

depression index improved significantly by 42% (P= 0.02).





The significance of these improvements cannot be underestimated

as an improvement in physical capacity

through increased time to fatigue and less severe fatigue

allows adolescents to resume school, social and family activities.






adolescent • chronic fatigue syndrome • exercise




Met dank aan Jan van Roijen