Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Dolphin, Nov 16, 2015.
Moving on to the next group of patients to abuse already. Sick children, of course.
Red rag to a bull there then.
Red rag to a bully.
Telling sick people that their symptoms are caused by poor attitude is abuse, and not "positive thinking".
Looking at the evidence, yet so blind.
The severity of a symptom as reported on a questionnaire is not the same as the experience of that symptom. The effect they are measuring between psychological factors and symptoms is that psychological factors bias how those symptoms are reported.
This paper reports on a few previous studies, a couple of which found a relationship between self-reported fatigue and self-reported depression in these kids. Some of the scales used in the studies are pediatric ones, so I don't know them off by heart.
But its worth pointing out that most depression scales include a good proportion of items that ask directly about fatigue and other "somatic symptoms". So you're not measuring two independent things, but rather two very messy and partially overlapping constructs. Makes no sense at all!
This is a tweetable quote, @A.B.! Especially if the link to the abstract is added. Anyone twitter-wise want to take up the challenge?
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