Motor Control in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

This study has been completed.
St. Olavs Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Norwegian University of Science and Technology Identifier:
First received: September 12, 2012
Last updated: March 10, 2015
Last verified: March 2015

This project is a comprehensive study, with main focus on motor control, comparing patients with chronic fatigue syndrome / myalgic encephalopathy (CFS/ME) and/or fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). Focus of the present project will be on detailed movement analysis in a movement laboratory and involve functional tasks such as walking and standing. Investigations will also comprise muscle activity, reaction time and fine motor control.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Motor Control in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • motor control [ Time Frame: 1 day ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 90
Study Start Date: September 2012
Study Completion Date: December 2014
Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Chronic fatigue syndrome
chronic fatigue syndrome + fibromyalgia
healthy sedentary control


Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years to 49 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia from primary care clinics.


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients who already had been treated.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01686074

Avdeling for smerte og sammensatte symptomlidelser (ASSL) St Olavs Hospital
Trondheim, Norway
Sponsors and Collaborators
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
St. Olavs Hospital
Study Director: Egil A Fors, PhD MD Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Norwegian University of Science and Technology Identifier: NCT01686074     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2012/679
Study First Received: September 12, 2012
Last Updated: March 10, 2015
Health Authority: Norway:National Committee for Medical and Health Research Ethics

Keywords provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology:
Motor control
physical activity
Muscle activity

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic
Myofascial Pain Syndromes
Central Nervous System Diseases
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Rheumatic Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
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