Conceptualizing the benefits of a group exercise program developed for those with chronic fatigue: a mixed methods clinical evaluation.

Conclusions: The concept maps have depicted key concepts relating to the successful delivery of a novel exercise program for people with fatigue and identified specific targets for future program enhancements. Implications for rehabilitation Orthostatic symptoms are common in those with fatigue and might be a target for group-based exercise programs. People with fatigue value a group-based exercise program that targets orthostatic symptoms. The key concepts of a group-based exercise program valued by those with fatigue are the exercises, group atmosphere, physical benefits, self-management support, acceptance, education and support with looking forwards following the program. PMID: 31286801 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research

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