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The ME Association: Scottish Government Issue Caution for Graded Exercise Therapy in ME/CFS & Post/Long-Covid

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Kalliope, Oct 15, 2020.

  1. Kalliope

    Kalliope Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    The Scottish Health Department has posted an interim statement advising caution over the suitability of Graded Exercise Therapy (GET) in treating ME/CFS and has reiterated the earlier statement from NICE cautioning against use of GET in Post/Long-Covid.

    Following a review of the evidence behind existing recommendations of GET as a suitable therapeutic treatment for ME/CFS, Health Improvement Scotland’s Health Technologies Group produced a rapid response in August reporting the conflicting reports of effectiveness for GET.

    This has now been released in tandem with an update to the webpage for the Scottish Good Practice Statement on ME/CFS.

    https://meassociation.org.uk/2020/1...d-exercise-therapy-in-me-cfs-post-long-covid/
     
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    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    This is very muted but still a positive that should influence the NICE committee and Cochrane review.
     
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    Kalliope Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Maybe not the best thread for this question, but does anyone have an overview of which countries that no longer advice CBT/GET as ME treatments?

    USA, UK, Scotland, Sweden.. who else?
     
  4. Snowdrop

    Snowdrop Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    FWIW I'm just putting this here for information.
    Health Canada no longer has any official guidance for ME/cfs.
    There is a page on previous guidance but it has a large notice that the material has been archived and not up to standard.

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