Review: 'Through the Shadowlands’ describes Julie Rehmeyer's ME/CFS Odyssey
I should note at the outset that this review is based on an audio version of the galleys and the epilogue from the finished work. Julie Rehmeyer sent me the final version as a PDF, but for some reason my text to voice software (Kurzweil) had issues with it. I understand that it is...
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Attention network test: Assessment of cognitive function in CFS

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by Firestormm, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. Firestormm

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  2. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member

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    I hate 'liking' stuff which is bad!
     
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    aimossy Senior Member

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    I'ts nice to see a Neuropsych assessment study, I hope to see more of these popping up.:rolleyes:
     
  4. Bob

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    This study doesn't strike me as particularly bad. Actually, I think the abstract is quite good/helpful. What have I missed?

    The results (speed of processing issues) seem to fit with this meta-analysis:

    Psychol Med. 2010 Aug;40(8):1253-67. doi: 10.1017/S0033291709992054. Epub 2010 Jan 5.
    Cognitive functioning in chronic fatigue syndrome: a meta-analysis.
    Cockshell SJ, Mathias JL.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20047703

    "Conclusions Persons with CFS demonstrate moderate to large impairments in simple and complex information processing speed and in tasks requiring working memory over a sustained period of time."
     
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    I just meant that I really dislike being able to think less quickly than I could. Not a comment on the study.

     
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    I read the full text of this. It didn't say anything I would object to. Results seem reasonable enough.

    Occasionally the odd psych suggests motivation made partly or fully explain poor results*. These authors didn't think this was relevant here:
    *often this is at the level of the individual but they don't seem to have done any calculations to check at an individual level i.e. one/two/x might show poor motivation without everyone doing so.
     
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