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Effect of rehabilitation for persons with chronic fatigue syndrome – systematic literature search

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A systematic reference list from an updated literature search.

A systematic reference list from an updated literature search.


About this publication

  • Year: 2013
  • Authors Dalsbø TK, Kirkehei I, Reinar LM.
  • ISBN (digital): 978-82-8121-529-0

Summary

The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services was commissioned to find relevant research about the effectiveness of rehabilitation for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME). In 2011 we published an overview of systematic reviews about the rehabilitation of CFS/ME. This publication is an update of the literature search, performed to find more recently published systematic reviews. 

Methods

We used a previously designed search strategy and searched several medical databases for systematic reviews published after 2011. We performed the electronic search for reviews in March 2013. All the references from the search was evaluated by two persons, independently and selected according to a set of inclusion criteria.

Results

We identified a total of 401 references in the database search. Five was potentially relevant reviews; Castell 2011, Larun 2011, Davidson 2011, Alraek 2011 and Reid 2011. These five reviews were grouped according to the targeted intervention.   Psychological, psychosocial treatment Castell 2011 Physical activity, work-out, exercise therapy Larun 2011, Castell 2011 Diet, nutrition, homeopathy, alternative or complementary medicine Davidson 2011, Alraek 2011 A variety of interventions such as exercise therapy medication, psychological therapy, nutrition supplements, etc. Reid 2011