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More participants still needed for Jason mortality survey - can you help?

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

  1. CFS_for_19_years

    CFS_for_19_years Hoarder of biscuits

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    Jason's earlier study of mortality in CFS/ME said the following:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16844674

    Abstract
    Here's the full text of the study:
    http://www.cfs-ireland.com/serious.pdf

    Here's the memorial list he used:
    http://www.ncf-net.org/memorial.htm

    The recruitment letter posted in March 2014 said the following:

    http://www.cortjohnson.org/blog/2014/03/10/chronic-fatigue-mortal

     
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  2. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    @Snowdrop, I wouldn't assume that this research has taken money that would otherwise have been used for biomedical research. I don't know what its funding source is. But social science studies (which this could be considered to be) often draw from different funding streams than biomedical ones. I'd also expect a study like this to be pretty cheap.

    So it's my assumption that this hasn't cost us any biomedical research: and, given that it's already funded and could help to stimulate a great deal of biomedical funding, I think we should support it. We certainly have nothing to lose by supporting it at this stage, and a great deal to gain.
     
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