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dc.contributor.advisorBurdsal, Charles A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBenton, Mary Catherineen_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.)--Wichita State University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Dept. of Psychologyen_US
dc.description.abstractThe current study experimentally examined the effectiveness of the Energy Envelope Theory in explaining the relationship between chronic fatigue syndrome patients’ energy levels and fatigue within the context of four non-pharmacological treatment conditions. Seventy-four patients were randomly assigned to one of four treatment conditions: cognitive-behavior therapy with graded activity, anaerobic exercise, cognitive therapy, and a control condition. Results of the study suggest that while no one treatment was more effective in reducing fatigue, the most effective treatment for keeping patients within their energy envelope was cognitive-behavior therapy with graded activity. In addition, while Energy Envelope Theory may provide conceptual value, particular components, namely perceived energy, had more predictive power and was associated with reduced fatigue and greater quality of life.en_US
dc.format.extentx, 64 p.en_US
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dc.publisherWichita State Universityen_US
dc.subject.lcshElectronic dissertationsen
dc.titleAn examination of energy envelope theoryen_US

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