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Vancouver: Women with ME/CFS sought for study looking at effects of exercise challenges

Discussion in 'Active Clinical Studies' started by Dolphin, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    [Note from Dolphin: As usual, I don't accept any responsibility regarding people's participation in this study]

    From The Chronic Complex Diseases Study FB page
    http://on.fb.me/1MLsTqY
    i.e. https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=831252573589205&id=468387359875730&pnref=story

     
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    Dolphin Senior Member

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  3. chronix

    chronix

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    Any reason why they are only seeking women for this particular study?
     
  4. alex3619

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    Cost. A mixed cohort requires many more participants to reach statistically important cohort sizes.
     
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    *GG* Senior Member

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    Oh, I was thinking they are sexist. LOL

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    Lol, its not sexist but it does produce research that we cannot be sure generalizes to men. Just as we cannot be sure that research on mild patients generalizes to very severe patients.
     
  7. Kati

    Kati Patient in training

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    Gene expression pathways are different for men and women.
     
  8. Bob

    Bob

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  9. Bob

    Bob

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    Their university campus looks nice! (University of British Columbia at Vancouver.)

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  10. Snowdrop

    Snowdrop Rebel without a biscuit

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    It is.
    And there is a large 'park' which is actually a small forest attached to the campus. Pacific Spirit Park.
    If you ever watch any tv programmes filmed in Vancouver this location almost inevitably shows up.
     
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    What's funny is while they probably have good reason for limiting the research focus, they won't publicly state the reason. On the facebook page they will only email individuals about it. Now I don't care enough to email them about it, but if someone gets that email I would be happy to read it here :)
     
  12. Snow Leopard

    Snow Leopard Hibernating

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    @Kati already answered the question. Gene expression pathways can be subtly different between men and women and this is just a way of trying to get cleaner data. I'd do it too if I had a limited budget and sample size.
     
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  13. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    I do find it frustrating how many ME/CFS studies don't include men. But can understand it with small studies.
     
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