Please take part in student survey on use of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy as a tool to manage ME/CFS | 9 February 2016

Pippa Stacey, who is taking a BSc in Psychology in Education at the University of York, has asked us to publicise her survey on the use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy as a tool in the management of ME/CFS. If you would like to take part, please read her request below.

Pippa writes:

I am looking for participants with ME/CFS to take part in a research questionnaire for my university dissertation. The questionnaire can be accessed on both computer and mobile devices, and should take no longer than 25 minutes to complete. You can also save your responses partway through to return to later, should you need to take a break. The results from this study may be used in future research but your responses will be kept anonymous throughout the study, so that you cannot be identified from your individual answers.

The purpose of the study is to examine the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in the management of ME/CFS. The questionnaire aims to investigate the opinions of patients towards CBT, and also how these opinions differ according to factors such as age, location, occupational status and more. If you have had CBT in the past, you will also be invited to share your experiences.

Though this research is for a psychology dissertation and focuses on a psychological management approach, the research will in no way imply that ME/CFS is a psychological condition. As an ME/CFS sufferer myself, I aim to critically evaluate the use of CBT and question the way it is delivered in this debilitating physical condition.

If you have any concerns or questions about this research prior to completing the questionnaire, please feel free to contact me at

Click on this link to find the survey:


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