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Leonard Jason: Special Issue: Operationalizing Criteria for ME, ME/CFS and CFS Case Definitions.

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  1. Bob

    Bob

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    Lenny Jason has been busy! A special issue of the Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community has been published that contains only work by Leonard Jason's team at DePaul University. It contains seven separate papers.

    Special Issue: Operationalizing Criteria for ME, ME/CFS and CFS Case Definitions.
    Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community
    13 Jan 2015
    http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/wpic20/43/1
     
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    These are the individual papers:

    An Overview of Operationalizing Criteria for ME, ME/CFS, and CFS Case Definitions.
    Jason LA, So S, Evans M, Brown A, Sunnquist M, Im Y, Schafer C.
    13 Jan 2015
    J Prev Interv Community. 43:1-4.
    doi: 10.1080/10852352.2014.973237.
    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10852352.2014.973237

    Measuring substantial reductions in activity.
    Schafer C, Evans M, Jason LA, So S, Brown A.
    13 Jan 2015
    J Prev Interv Community. 43:5-19.
    doi: 10.1080/10852352.2014.973242.
    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10852352.2014.973242

    Problems in defining post-exertional malaise.
    Jason LA, Evans M, So S, Scott J, Brown A.
    13 Jan 2015
    J Prev Interv Community. 43:20-31.
    doi: 10.1080/10852352.2014.973239.
    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10852352.2014.973239

    Are stamina and fatigue polar opposites? A case study.
    So S, Evans M, Jason LA, Brown A.
    13 Jan 2015
    J Prev Interv Community. 43:32-41.
    doi: 10.1080/10852352.2014.973235.
    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10852352.2014.973235

    Complications in operationalizing lifelong fatigue as an exclusionary criterion.
    Sunnquist M, Jason LA, Brown A, Evans M, Berman A.
    13 Jan 2015
    J Prev Interv Community. 43:42-53.
    doi: 10.1080/10852352.2014.973238.
    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10852352.2014.973238

    An Investigation of Symptoms Predating CFS Onset.
    Evans M, Barry M, Im Y, Brown A, Jason LA.
    13 Jan 2015
    J Prev Interv Community. 43:54-61.
    doi: 10.1080/10852352.2014.973240.
    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10852352.2014.973240

    Chronic fatigue syndrome versus sudden onset myalgic encephalomyelitis.
    Jason LA, Evans M, Brown A, Sunnquist M, Newton JL.
    13 Jan 2015
    J Prev Interv Community. 43:62-77.
    doi: 10.1080/10852352.2014.973233.
    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10852352.2014.973233
     
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    There's a special Phoenix Rising prize* for the first person to read them all, and to provide a succinct summary! :)

    * Actually, there isn't really a prize. But you will get lots of gratitude.
     
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    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Interesting that he's teamed up with Julia Newton in that last one.
     
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    Valentijn Senior Member

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    Sure there is.

    We're calling it "The Bob" :D
     
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    Lucky prize winners!
     
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    SOC Senior Member

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    :bouquet::trophy::bouquet: The Bob. Given with much gratitude to whoever manages to read and summarize long and important papers. It comes with :hug: and :thumbsup:, but sadly no :moneybag::moneybag::moneybag: or :beer:.
     
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    can't access the papers w/o a registration from institution...
     
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    lnester7 Seven

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    pay wall? $40
     
  10. Bob

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    Oh, that's a shame; for some reason I had assumed they were open-access. (I'd only looked at the abstracts.)
     
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    Good news.
    All of these papers have been made open access (free to view & download) until April 30, 2015.
    Download them while they're available. There are seven in total.
    http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/wpic20/43/1
     
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  12. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6?

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    I don't have time (or brainpower!) to read them properly, but am a bit puzzled by the repeated use of the word 'fatigue' as apparently-synonymous with ME/CFS in at least some papers, and also the omission of gut dysfunction in 'An Investigation of Symptoms Predating CFS Onset' (apart from 'abdomen pain') (tabulated in Table 1 here).
     
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    Which is a pretty grand prize if you ask me. :)
     
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