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Victoria: “Neuropsychological functioning in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome before & after mentally fati..

Discussion in 'Active Clinical Studies' started by Sherrie, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. Sherrie


    Here's one for you Allyson :)

    Victoria University Research Study “Neuropsychological functioning in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome before and after mentally fatiguing tasks”

    It's in an image so I can't cut and paste the details to make it easier to read, details here

    This must be an ongoing stdy from last year as I found a word document from last year:

    Victoria University Research Study
    Neuropsychological functioning in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome before and after mentally fatiguing tasks”

    Participants needed
    We are looking for volunteers to be involved in a study examining the effects of mental fatigue on memory and executive functioning.

    The study involves attending 2 sessions of about 1.5 hours each, either in your home or at Victoria University’s St. Albans campus (taxi vouchers will be provided).

    During each session you will be asked to complete a battery of neuropsychological tasks that will test your attention, memory and verbal skills.

    We are looking for individuals who:

    · are aged between 18 and 45 years
    · currently have a diagnosis of ME/CFS (Canadian and Fukuda criteria)
    · speak English as their first language

    If you are interested in finding out more about this study, please contact Dr. Melinda Jackson at Victoria University on 9919 9582, or melinda.jackson@vu.edu.au

    This study has been approved by the Victoria University’s Human Research Ethics Committee.
  2. xchocoholic

    xchocoholic Senior Member

    I had this testing via a CFS specialist back in 1992. It seems to me that they know the answer to this one. :rolleyes:
  3. roxie60

    roxie60 Senior Member

    Central Illinois, USA
    wish I could participate. Curious why do they limit the age to 45 years? Seems many of us dont get a diagnoss til we have serached for years and end up in the CFIDS bucket in our 50's - 60's. Are we alrady being written off when we get to 50?
  4. Valentijn

    Valentijn Senior Member

    Well we can hardly ask the 20 year-olds to go to Carousel instead so that they can be recycled into Soylent Green :p

    But limiting based on age might help in avoiding additional health issues that are age-related, or age-related fatigue, or just keeping the patient and control groups more homozygous. There also might be more existing data available for them to compare their results to in the 18-45 range. And there's probably a TON of paper work to do if a geezer drops dead of old age during a trial :whistle:
  5. roxie60

    roxie60 Senior Member

    Central Illinois, USA
    Funny! I use to love watching Logan's Run (of course I was 20 something ;)). I was thinking along the same line, possible age related issues, but after years of fighting all these symps I feel I have aged prematurely (53 going on 85 some days)
    Valentijn likes this.

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