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Risk of Post-Exertional Malaise from Functional Capacity Evaluations

BC Women's Hospital Complex Chronic Diseases Program presents a position

statement regarding Functional Capacity Evaluations for people living with ME/CFS.

“Healthcare providers need to keep in mind that when patients with

ME/CFS exceed their individual capacities, PEM and serious deterioration of function may result”.

"Based on current guidance from major institutions..., FCEs are not recommended for assessment of functioning in individuals with a diagnosis of ME/CFS."

Read the full position statement here.



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