What are the effects of energy conservation techniques on fatigue for patients with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis?
Clinical Bottom Line
The use of energy conservation techniques in occupational therapy practice leads to a decrease in fatigue impact for persons with multiple sclerosis. A randomized controlled trial (Mathiowetz, et al., 2005) reports that the efficacy and effectiveness of an energy conservation course decreases fatigue impact, and increases self-efficacy and some aspects of quality of life. An energy conservation course “taught by occupational therapists is a legitimate non-pharmacological approach for managing fatigue for persons with multiple sclerosis.” (p. 600)
Peacock, Jill, "Energy Conservation Techniques are an Effective form of Treatment for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis" (2009). Physical Function CATs. 11.