Funding for this research was provided by:
Health Technology Assessment Programme (14/192/109)
Received: 30 September 2019
Accepted: 8 November 2019
First Online: 19 December 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The RCT protocol has been reviewed and approved by the South West – Frenchay Research Ethics Committee (16/SW/0268). Both the young person and their caregiver need to give consent/assent. Amendments to the trial protocol are approved by the sponsor (and the Research Ethics Committee if appropriate) prior to implementation.
: Not applicable
: EC is a medical advisor for the Sussex and Kent ME Society.HK and GB received royalties for publication of treatment manual for CBT in CFS/ME in adults.Other than those stated, above, the remaining authors have nothing to declare.