FACETS – Fatigue: Applying Cognitive behavioural and Energy effectiveness Techniques to LifeStyle
Fatigue is the most common symptom of MS and the main reason why people with MS stop working. FACETS is an evidence-based face-to-face fatigue management group programme for MS developed by researchers from Bournemouth University in collaboration with Poole hospital. FACETS combines cognitive behavioural and energy effectiveness approaches. It is delivered by health care professionals and provides people with MS with tools and strategies to manage their fatigue more effectively and explore different, more helpful ways of thinking about fatigue.
To date, over 200 health care professionals have attended training to enable them to deliver FACETS in their local area and more than 1500 people with MS across the UK have received FACETS. There is significant interest in the programme from a number of international MS groups and universities. Work is currently underway on creating a FACETS digital toolkit to promote quality of life of people with multiple sclerosis.
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