Table 4

Response assessment: improvement of fatigue plus depression (ESAS) on day 6 depending on the initial value of fatigue

Initial value of fatiguePlaceboMethylphenidateP value
nMeanSDnMeanSD
Moderate19−2.42(3.4)23−2(4.2)0.9
Severe14−3.2(5.4)19−5(5.3)0.3
  • *Fatigue ESAS (5–10/10)+depression (0–10/10).

  • ESAS, Edmonton Symptoms Assessment System.