Tag Archives: Interpretative bias

Graded Exercise Therapy doesn’t restore the ability to work in ME/CFS. Rethinking of a Cochrane Review

Graded Exercise Therapy doesn’t restore the ability to work in ME/CFS. Rethinking of a Cochrane review, by Mark Vink, Friso Vink-Niese in Work vol. 66, no. 2, pp. 283-308, 20 July 2020 [doi:10.3233/WOR-203174]   Research abstract: Background: Cochrane recently amended its … Continue reading

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Bias, misleading information & lack of respect for alternative views have distorted perceptions of ME/CFS & its treatment

Article abstract: Bias, misleading information and lack of respect for alternative views have distorted perceptions of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome and its treatment, by Ellen Goudsmit, Sandra Howes in Journal of Health Psychology [First Published May 29, 2017] The PACE trial is … Continue reading

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The difficulties of studying whether negative illness beliefs contribute to maintenance of CFS symptoms

Review abstract: PURPOSE: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterized by severe and debilitating fatigue. Studies based on self-report measures suggest negative illness representations, related symptom interpretations, and heightened symptom focusing are maintaining factors of fatigue. This study reviews studies which … Continue reading

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