What is Graded Exercise Therapy?

Category: Exercises


A treatment for people with chronic fatigue syndrome (or other disease-induced fatigue) which involves monitoring and logging a person's daily activity levels to establish a threshold point (when symptoms are worsened by such activity) for experiencing chronic fatigue symptoms.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome 3 3
Fibromyalgia 1 1
Numbness and tingling with pins and needles 1 0
Patellofemoral pain syndrome 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Graded Exercise Therapy

Side effect Patients Percentage
Fatigue 1
Muscle fatigue 1


Based on patients currently doing Graded Exercise Therapy

Dosage Patients Percentage
75 min daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Graded Exercise Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
Doctor's advice 1
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped doing Graded Exercise Therapy


Currently doing Graded Exercise Therapy

Duration Patients Percentage
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped doing Graded Exercise Therapy

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 1
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 2
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Graded Exercise Therapy.