Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by Firestormm, Sep 29, 2013.
I hate 'liking' stuff which is bad!
I'ts nice to see a Neuropsych assessment study, I hope to see more of these popping up.
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.
"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."
I just meant that I really dislike being able to think less quickly than I could. Not a comment on the study.
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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