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IMEG (UK) Report on Infectious diseases & sequelae in recent deployed service with focus on CFS(PDW)

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Dolphin, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    Peter Denton White was part of a small committee involved with this report it seems.

    There is no mention of the employment outcome measures from the PACE Trial which cost £5m of UK taxpayers' money, yet the subjective outcomes are mentioned.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/uploa...fectious-diseases-imeg-20-Sept_2013-clean.pdf

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  2. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    Here's some information somebody posted on a mailing list when posting the info. The point of this, the person who posted this said to me, was after the PACE Trial, the ethics committee decided investigators should have to declare competing interests (such as the work Peter White does for government agencies and insurance companies) in the participant information sheet.

     
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  3. biophile

    biophile Places I'd rather be.

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    This looks like cherry picking from individual studies?

    The meta-analysis by Castell et al (2011) which included the mighty PACE Trial:

    GET (n = 5) and CBT (n = 16) randomized controlled trials were meta-analyzed. Overall effect sizes suggested that GET (g = 0.28) and CBT (g = 0.33) were equally efficacious.

    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-2850.2011.01262.x/abstract

    And what would the full recovery rate be if the original definition of such was used in the PACE Trial?
     
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