Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Research Study

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai are partnering with individuals who have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to understand why they feel ill with minimal effort. Join our compensated study today!

Fast Facts

diagnosed with or experiencing symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome

do not have obesity (BMI < 30)

25-60 years old

Compensation Provided

Conducted in new york, NY

Study Background

We want to know why CFS patients get flare ups even after minimal exertion.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a disabling illness that features an increase in symptoms after even a small amount of effort. With this study, we want to use two standard stress tests to look more closely at how that happens.

If you are a person who has fatigue with no clear medical cause and severe enough to greatly limit your activity, you may have CFS and could be a participant in this study.

Your participation may help future researchers improve treatment approaches for CFS. Advance research today and join our compensated study!

Study # 20-02014

Additional Information

The purpose of this research study is to better understand why people with chronic fatigue syndrome feel ill with minimal effort.

You may qualify for this study if you meet the following criteria.

Key Criteria:

  • Diagnosed with or have symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome
  • 25-60 years old
  • Body mass index (BMI) less than 30
  • No depression diagnosis or severe depression symptoms (e.g., 2+ weeks of being blue or sad most of the day every day and/or having less interest in things that would normally interest you most of the day every day for 2+ weeks)
  • No cardiovascular conditions
  • Not taking heart-related medications
  • Willing and able to attend in-person study visits in New York City

If eligible, participation involves:

  • 1 visit to our office at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai for intake to assess your health, including completion of questionnaires about your health, blood draw, and lean test.
  • You will wear a wrist watch which will track your activity levels and ask questions regarding how you feel for 18 days.
  • 2 back to back visits where you will undergo blood volume analysis (BVA) and exercise testing (CPET).

Compensation is provided up to $350 for your time.

There is no cost for you to participate. Reimbursement for travel expenses is available.