Discussion in 'BioMedical ME/CFS Research' started by Andy, Mar 16, 2019.
Paywalled at https://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(19)30123-4/fulltext
Well, that looks slightly more useful than Wyller's recent study on simply letting the GPs make a guess..
Sci hub link for full paper
@rvallee, I puzzled over that '126 scales' for a while. It's actually the sample size; it was written poorly.
This is from the paper:
From the abstract, it looks like a useful study though.
Ooof That really seemed extraordinarily high.
Assessment tool predicts chronic fatigue syndrome six months after mono
I'm surprised at this. So the main author of this paper is suggesting potential follow-up research in which treatment of CFS will be begun at the time the severe mononucleosis is diagnosed. And the treatments that Medical Xpress mentions are GET and CBT. This would seem to suggest that the author(s) are signing up to the 'CFS is caused by deconditioning' idea.
And Leonard Jason is a co-author on this current study?
The most likely explanation is that Medical express put the GET/CBT thing in there.
Yeah, I wondered about that. But Dr Katz himself talks about treatment for CFS - if he's got something that isn't GET and CBT, I'd like to know what it is.
A quick skim/search through the article shows no reference to CBT and/or GET. Katz is corresponding author, perhaps a quick email from someone could clear it up, or clarify.
Happily, somebody else has beaten us to it.
ETA: Added "happily" and emoji to improve tone.
Covered on USA News website
I'm the only person I know that had mono who later went on to develop ME/CFS. And that was 14 years later.
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