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Dr David Tuller: My Letter to Professor Chew-Graham About METRIC 28th January 2019


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Trial By Error: My Letter to Professor Chew-Graham About METRIC
28 JANUARY 2019
By David Tuller, DrPH

Earlier this evening, I sent the following e-mail to Carolyn Crew-Graham, a professor of general practice research at Keele University. Professor Chew-Graham is the lead author of METRIC, the atrocious online training course hailed last week by Steve Brine MP as addressing “misconceptions” about the illness variously called ME, CFS, CFS/ME and ME/CFS.

Professor Chew-Graham is a co-author of the FINE study, which tested a combined form of CBT and GET called “pragmatic rehabilitation” for home-bound patients. As reported in The BMJ, FINE produced null results for its two primary outcomes of fatigue and physical function.