Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by Dolphin, Apr 19, 2014.
From the conclusions:
They spend quite a lot of the paper talking about this at various times.
However, if they wanted to test physical health status, I think they should have used a different measure e.g. results of an exercise test.
What they tested was recovery from an exercise test, something which has found to be impaired in CFS.
The study itself found:
which would suggest that the correlation is unusual.
which suggests the results can't simply be explained by sedentary lifestyle and the like.
They only briefly mention the other interpretation of the data:
i.e. that whatever causes the severity of the illness/disease could explain the correlation.
One would think this possibility would be highlighted more when analysing the data from a study on particular conditions.
I forgot to say they used the 2010 Fibromyalgia criteria:
These criteria don't require the tender point assessment and are broader. A higher percentage of CFS patients would satisfy these FMS criteria than the Wolfe et al. (1990) FMS criteria that require 11 of 18 tender points, etc.
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