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Fatigue Self-Management in Primary Care

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 19, 2009
Last Update Posted : October 1, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Stony Brook University

Brief Summary:
This study will evaluate, in a primary care setting, the effectiveness of a brief self-management behavioral treatment in patients with medically unexplained chronic fatigue. The hypothesis will be tested that fatigue self-management will yield improvements in fatigue,functioning, and distress in comparison to the two control conditions: standard medical care alone or standard medical care plus an attention control symptom monitoring condition.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Medically Unexplained Chronic Fatigue Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Behavioral: Cognitive-behavioral self-management Behavioral: Symptom monitoring Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 107 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Fatigue Self- Management in Primary Care: Efficacy, Credibility, and Economics
Study Start Date : February 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2011

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Fatigue

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Behavioral Self-Management
Cognitive-behavioral self-management
Behavioral: Cognitive-behavioral self-management
Graded activity, pacing, stress reduction, low effort pleasant activities, cognitive coping skills.

Active Comparator: Symptom Monitoring Behavioral: Symptom monitoring
Daily symptom via web diary

No Intervention: Standard Medical Care

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Fatigue Severity Scale [ Time Frame: 3 months, 6 months, 15 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Beck Anxiety Inventory [ Time Frame: 3 months, 6 months, 15 months ]
  2. Beck Depression Inventory [ Time Frame: 3 months, 6 months, 15 months ]
  3. SF-36 physical function subscale [ Time Frame: 3 months, 6 months, 15 months ]
  4. Global Impression of Change Rating [ Time Frame: 3 months, 6 months, 15 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • diagnosis of unexplained chronic fatigue
  • diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome

Exclusion Criteria:

  • medically explained fatigue
  • any psychosis or dementia

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00997451

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United States, New York
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, New York, United States, 11794
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stony Brook University
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Principal Investigator: Fred Friedberg, PhD Stony Brook University
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Stony Brook University Identifier: NCT00997451    
Other Study ID Numbers: NIH 5R01NR010229 - 03
First Posted: October 19, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 1, 2012
Last Verified: September 2012
Keywords provided by Stony Brook University:
Medically unexplained chronic fatigue
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Cognitive-behavior therapy
Primary care
Economic analysis
Cost effectiveness
One year follow-up
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic
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Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
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Neuromuscular Diseases