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Cochrane Review protocol: Exercise therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome (individual patient data)

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by Dolphin, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. A.B.

    A.B. Senior Member

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    Terrific post. Is there any way us patients can share our concerns with persons at Cochrane that may take them seriously?
     
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  2. Bob

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    There is a mechanism to raise concerns at Cochrane. Whether they take our concerns seriously, or not, is another matter.
     
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  3. biophile

    biophile Places I'd rather be.

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    Thanks. I think Bob mentioned earlier on this thread he might prepare some document?
     
  4. Bob

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    Yes, that is/was the plan. But it's on hold at the moment because of other stuff to attend to. If anyone wants to help out with the document that we're attempting to create then please PM me.
     
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  5. biophile

    biophile Places I'd rather be.

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    Dolphin posted this on another thread:

    "Researchers are influenced by their own investment in the field, when interpreting a meta-analysis that includes their own study. Authors who published significant results are more likely to believe that a strong association exists compared with methodologists."

    So imagine what happens when a dozen pro-GET authors of GET studies get together to conduct a meta-analysis on GET which consists mostly of their own controversial studies?

    Keith Laws tweeted this recently: "Given bias in meta analyses for those who have studies included in analysis - worth considering CBT for psychosis meta analyses authors"

    https://twitter.com/Keith_Laws/status/456847804485214209
     
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  6. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    Another paper

    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
     
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  8. biophile

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    Esther posted this (point made by a Cochrane blog) on another thread:

    http://www.thecochranelibrary.com/d...eness-the-haphazard-route-to-finding-out.html
     
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  11. biophile

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    Adding a few more to the collection ...

    And ...

    The ending of the last article is pretty funny:

     
  12. Dolphin

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    This has been pointed out to me today:


    I don't know whether much if anything has changed.
     
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  13. BurnA

    BurnA Senior Member

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    Did anything ever happen with this ?
     
  14. Bob

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    Two of us were attempting to create a document compiling a list of conflicts of interests but we lost momentum partly because it was such a boring task, partly because of health, and partly because there are always so many other things on our to-do lists. I keep coming back to this issue and always regret not having finished the task. It's great that James Coyne raised this very issue in his latest blog yesterday.
     
  15. BurnA

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    Thanks. Yes I can imagine how boring it is.
    However it would be very useful, not only for conflicts of interest but also to highlight the relationships between different people and show what a tightly knit group of people these folk really are.
    If there is anything I can do to help let me know.
     
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  16. Marky90

    Marky90 Science breeds knowledge, opinion breeds ignorance

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    Im writing an article on this now, and found a lot of the information here extremely useful. Thanks, ur doing a great job!
     
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  18. Bob

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    Perhaps worth starting a new thread for that paper, so it's widely noticed?
     
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  19. Esther12

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    You fancy doing it? I read it yesterday, so have forgotten most of it now!
     
  20. Bob

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