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Exercise and Behavioral Therapy Trial (EBT).

This study has been completed.
United States Department of Defense
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First received: December 29, 2000
Last updated: June 25, 2015
Last verified: June 2015
This trial is a study of Gulf War era veterans who have unexplained chronic medical symptoms such as pain, fatigue, and/or cognitive difficulties. The treatments to be studied, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and aerobic exercise, have been shown to be effective in alleviating symptoms in individuals with other similar types of illnesses, such as chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. This is a Phase 3, 2X2 factorial designed study. All study participants are assigned to one of four treatment groups - CBT and aerobic exercise, aerobic exercise alone, CBT alone or usual and customary care. This study durations is 28 months; 1092 participants were enrolled and will be followed in clinic at 3, 6 and 12 months after enrollment.

Condition Intervention Phase
Persian Gulf Syndrome Behavioral: Aerobic exercise Behavioral: Cognitive behavioral therapy Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: CSP#470 - A Randomized, Multi-Center, Controlled Trial of Multi-Modal Therapy in Veterans With Gulf War Illnesses

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Estimated Enrollment: 1064
Study Start Date: March 1999
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2001
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Gulf War era veterans deployed to the South West Asia theater of operations between August 1990 and August 1991 who have two of the following three symptoms that began after 1990 lasting more than 6 months and continuing to present - fatigue that limits usual activities (work, recreation or social), musculoskeletal pain involving more than one region of the body or neurocognitive dysfunction (self-reported difficulties in memory, concentration, or attention).
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00007748

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VA Office of Research and Development
United States Department of Defense
  More Information Identifier: NCT00007748     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 470
Study First Received: December 29, 2000
Last Updated: June 25, 2015

Keywords provided by VA Office of Research and Development:
aerobic exercise
cognitive behavioral therapy
Gulf War Illnesses

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Persian Gulf Syndrome
Occupational Diseases processed this record on September 19, 2017