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A retrospective observational study .. somatosensory amplification in [FM], chronic pain, psychiatric disorders & healthy subjects, 2020, Ciaramella

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia and Connective Tissue Disorders' started by Andy, Nov 4, 2020.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member (& Outreach when energy allows)

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    Full title: A retrospective observational study comparing somatosensory amplification in fibromyalgia, chronic pain, psychiatric disorders and healthy subjects
    Paywall, https://www.degruyter.com/view/jour...020-0103/article-10.1515-sjpain-2020-0103.xml
    Sci hub, no access
     
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  2. Sean

    Sean Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Somatosensory amplification (SA) has been described as an important feature of somatoform disorders, and an “amplifying somatic style” has been reported as a negative connotation of body perception.

    Gotta admit, they are experts at bootstrapping. :thumbsdown:
     
  3. rvallee

    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    This wouldn't even get a pass grade in high school. There are multiple layers of assumptions all built on one another. Most B movie plots are more consistent than this.
    I see that peer review is now a mere theatrical performance. Why even bother at this point? Just publish the conclusions alone with nothing else to support it, it clearly makes no difference.

    The combination of obsessive overreliance on questionnaires and a pathological inability to reliably ask relevant questions is, unsurprisingly, very bad. I don't know if it's a sampling issue but about 99% of all research in this field is completely inept. It isn't just a large number, it's an overwhelming proportion.
     
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    That suggests the SSAS isn't measuring what the name suggests it should be measuring.

    Does anyone have a link to the questionnaire?
     
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  5. rvallee

    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    It appears even more ridiculous than I feared: https://bpsmedicine.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/1751-0759-1-17.
    The statements:
    There is more interpretation to those statements than a typical art history class, or an interpretive dance recital. They are completely ambiguous and could be rated in so many ways. It's hard to reconcile that this junk is taken seriously.

    I guess this is one way to turn the ink blot test into a questionnaire form.
     
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    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    What a joke. Literally 2 points separating typical and "high somatization" on a 50 point scale.

    Basically this is rated like a shower water temperature knob, all the sensitivity is located in a narrow middle band.

    Crisis of validity. This is not a problem of replicability. This is absurdly invalid. This whole field is a sick joke.
     
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  7. NelliePledge

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    Ooh yes those various things happening within in the body can be very debilitating :banghead:
     
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    What in earth happens to medics when they train as psychiatrists?
     
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