Dr Lynette Hodges, Lecturer in Exercise and Sport at the Massey University School of Exercise and Sport has spoke to our Wellington Support Group meeting in June on the results of her study assessing responses to repeated exercise testing in individuals with ME/CFS, Multiple Sclerosis and healthy age matched controls.
The Venue: Anvil House
The design of Dr Hodges’ study included physiological exercise testing validated by Staci Stevens in California and blood analysis to be used in research by Professor Warren Tate (Otago University) as he searches for a biomarker. Tests also included an arterial stiffness assessment, blood samples, brief neuropsychological tests, exercise testing lasting for approximately 12 minutes on a cycle ergometer and an exercise recovery questionnaire. All these tests have been used safely with people with ME/CFS in the past. Dr Ros Vallings, Staci Stevens, Dr Don Baken (also of Massey University) and Professor Warren Tate were all involved in the design of the study. It has been an exciting opportunity for individuals with ME/CFS to participate in a cutting edge piece of research within New Zealand. It will be an informative presentation.
Massey university bio: http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/expertise/profile.cfm?stref=434040