Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
07/07/2005
Date assigned
14/07/2005
Last edited
16/09/2009
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Prof Andrew Smith

ORCID ID

Contact details

63 Park Place
Cardiff
CF10 3AS
United Kingdom

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

To assess the efficacy of MultiConvergent Therapy in the treatment of CFS

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Condition

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Intervention

MultiConvergent Therapy (MCT) versus relaxation

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Performance scores of 80% or above

Secondary outcome measures

1. Patient satisfaction with treatment
2. Reduced fatigue
3. Reduced disability
4. Overall improvement

Overall trial start date

01/10/2000

Overall trial end date

01/07/2003

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Criteria for CFS. Performance score of 70% or less

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

60

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Performance scores above 70%
2. Not able to attend all assessment/therapy sessions

Recruitment start date

01/10/2000

Recruitment end date

01/07/2003

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

63 Park Place
Cardiff
CF10 3AS
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

The Gatsby Foundation (UK)

Sponsor details

Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts
1st Floor Allington House
150 Victoria Street
London
SW1E 5AE
United Kingdom
contact@gatsby.org.uk

Sponsor type

Charity

Website

Funders

Funder type

Charity

Funder name

The Gatsby Foundation (UK)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

1. Thomas, M., Sadlier, M & Smith A. 2006. The effect of multi-convergent therapy on psychopathology, mood and performance of chronic fatigue syndrome patients: A preliminary study. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 6, 91-99.
2. Thomas, MA, Sadlier MJ, & Smith, AP. 2008. A multi-convergent approach to the rehabilitation of patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: a comparative study. Physiotherapy 94, 35-42.

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes