Pilot study exploring pacing to increase physical activity for adults with ME/CFS: Is active video gaming a feasible and acceptable strategy?

Are you 18-65 years old and have been diagnosed by a GP or medical practitioner as having Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and do not currently play active video games?

If so, you may be eligible to participate in our study titled:  ‘Active video gaming to increase physical activity in adults with chronic fatigue syndrome’’.

Improving the physical activity levels of people with chronic fatigue syndrome could lead to positive health outcomes. In addition, understanding the links between physical activity and inflammatory pathways in the body may help us to understand the mechanism behind CFS/ME.

The study involves playing active video games every second day for 6 to 12 months, and slowing increasing the amount. At the end of the intervention, participants will be able to keep the active gaming console as compensation for their time. 

The study protocol has been developed by extensive consultation with the ME/CFS community. The study has been approved by the UniSA Human Research Ethics Committee.

For more information and to register your interest please contact the Sansom Clinical Trial Facility on (08) 8302 1365 or email sansom.researchvolunteers@unisa.edu.au

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