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Reports of recovery in chronic fatigue syndrome may present less than meets the eye

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by Dolphin, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    This came out a while ago, but I couldn't find a thread on it

    Psychological interventions
    Reports of recovery in chronic fatigue syndrome may present less than meets the eye
    Fred Friedberg, Jenna Adamowicz
    Published Online First: 21 May 2014

    Evid Based Mental Health
    ebmental-2013-101652
    doi:10.1136/eb-2013-101652

    http://ebmh.bmj.com/content/early/2014/05/21/eb-2013-101652.short
     
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    Dolphin Senior Member

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    http://medicine.stonybrookmedicine.edu/psychiatry/news/friedberg_commentary

     
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    Tom Kindlon Senior Member

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    This is a letter Adrian Baldwin and I just had published in Evidence Based Mental Health in reply.

    http://ebmh.bmj.com/content/early/2014/09/19/eb-2014-101961.extract

    Unfortunately it is not open access

    It is about the recovery definition used in the PACE Trial.

    Friedberg & Adamowicz say that the recovery criteria in the PACE Trial were similar to those used by Deale et al (2001) in an earlier CBT trial, echoing PACE Trial authors claimed. We disagree pointing out how they are different.

    We then also say the use of a threshold of SF-36 PF of 60 or more to define recovery is inappropriate, including by quoting population data.
     
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