Table 2

Summary results for pooled analyses

Effect fociTrials, n (participants, n)Effect size, SMD (95% CI)I2, %
Mixed exercise7 (519)–0.34 (–0.52 to –0.17)0
Diagnostic criteria3 (195)–0.38 (–0.67 to –0.10)0
Symptom checklist4 (324)–0.34 (–0.62 to –0.06)25
Lowest risk of bias3 (404)–0.36 (–0.61 to –0.10)27
Active control4 (284)–0.44 (–0.67 to –0.20)0
Extended follow-up4 (436)–0.32 (–0.54 to –0.10)19
  • SMD, standard mean difference.