The search for pain relief in people with chronic fatigue syndrome: a descriptive study

Rebecca Marshall, Lorna Paul, Leslie Wood

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the use and perceived benefit of complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) and physiotherapy treatments tried by people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) to ease painful symptoms. This study used a descriptive, cross-sectional design. People with CFS who experienced pain were recruited to this study. Participants were asked during a semistructured interview about the treatments they had tried to relieve their pain. Each interview was conducted in the home of the participant. Fifty participants were recruited, of which, 10 participants were severely disabled by CFS. Eighteen participants were trying different forms of CAM treatment for pain relief at the time of assessment.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysiotherapy Theory and Practice
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Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2010

Keywords

  • muscle pain
  • chronic fatigue syndrome

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