The authors determined that the subjects tolerated this training; thus, it was feasible. They also pointed out the positive impact of the training on fatigue, VO2 max, functional outcomes, depression and anxiety, and quality of life. These findings support the need for a similar study with a larger number of participants.
This study answers many questions about physical activity and its effects on individuals with GBS and CIDP. Most importantly, it found that these individuals can manage exercise despite their fatigue, and that the exercise will benefit their health in ways similar to other individuals. However, the study's short duration may be a concern. The authors mention that fatigue experienced in individuals with GBS and CIDP usually persists for years. It might be more useful to examine the results of a longitudinal study lasting a few years, to see if exercise continues to help these individuals over a long period, or if the effects of exercise dwindle and fatigue takes over.