Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test Performance in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis


Physical Therapy


Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is characterized by a waxing and waning set of disabling symptoms that occur in response to physical activity. Symptomatology is thought to be associated with decremented performance on CPET, however study results have been mixed. The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to compare CPET performance between individuals with ME/CFS and matched control subjects.

Document Type

Conference Presentation

Publication Date

Winter 2-13-2020

Publication Title

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting

Conference Dates

02/12/2020 - 02/15/2020