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Fear and Loathing….An Exercise Study 

Kinesiophobia, catastrophizing and anticipated symptoms before stair climbing in chronic fatigue syndrome: an experimental study.Nijs J, Meeus M, Heins M, Knoop H, Moorkens G, Bleijenberg G.

Nijs has been studying exercise and pain in ME/CFS and other disorders in Belgium for years. In this study, the first with CBT specialist Bleijenberg, Nijs noted that kinesphobia (fear of movement) and catastrophizing (expecting the worst) were common in ME/CFS and tested how they effected physical performance and activity levels.… Read More


Posted by Cort Johnson

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