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Are Reports of Psychological Stress Higher in Occupational Studies? A Systematic Review... (2013) Goodwin, Hotopf, Wessely, etc

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Esther12, Oct 8, 2020.

  1. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I thought that this was of some interest as it has Wessely seeming to be unusually open about the limitations of questionnaires for assessing symptoms/disorders. Though this time that's seemingly partly because it goes against the 'work is good for you' creed used by the UK government (Waddell & Burton's overly influential, and often over interpreted, piece is reference 8).

    https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0078693

     
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    Excellent find, Esther12.
     
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    Funny because when the nanoneedle paper came out, one of his comments was that this is probably not necessary since they do just fine diagnosing us with the usual questionnaires and talking to. Even though he readily admits to the opposite, and everything in-between. It's easy to be right by taking all possible perspectives, but normally what's supposed to follow is never being taken seriously again.
     
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    They did not get the answer they wanted so they say that it was because patients did not report the symptom, not that the findings of the study are correct. Because the study did not confirm their beliefs it had to be that the questionnaires were not filled in properly.

    So questionnaires can be trusted when they give the right answer but not otherwise.
     

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