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Chronic fatigue syndrome: comparing outcomes in White British and Black and minority ethnic patients after CBT, 2016, Ingman, Bhui, Chalder

Discussion in 'PsychoSocial ME/CFS Research' started by Hutan, Sep 24, 2019.

  1. Hutan

    Hutan Moderator Staff Member

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    Abstract
    BACKGROUND:
    Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is one of the most promising treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). It is unclear whether CBT is effective for Black and minority ethnic (BME) groups.

    AIMS:
    To assess the effectiveness of CBT in BME patients compared with White British patients presenting to a specialist CFS service.

    METHOD:
    Data from 67 (19.0%) BME participants and 285 (81.0%) White British participants referred to a specialist CFS service in the UK were collected at baseline and after CBT treatment.

    RESULTS:
    Pairwise comparisons revealed that both BME participants and White British participants significantly improved on measures of fatigue severity (P<0.001), physical functioning (P<0.001) and work/social adjustment (P<0.001). Independent samples t-tests showed that BME participants improved despite exhibiting significantly higher baseline damage beliefs (P = 0.009), catastrophising (P = 0.024), all-or-nothing behaviour (P = 0.036) and avoidance/resting behaviour (P = 0.001), compared with White British participants.

    CONCLUSIONS:
    To our knowledge, this study is the first to indicate that CBT is effective for treating CFS in a group of patients from diverse BME backgrounds.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26846611

    Related thread on Ingman here:
    https://www.s4me.info/threads/tom-ingman-research-student-chalders-protege-bps-nextgen.11438/
     
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  2. NelliePledge

    NelliePledge Moderator

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    Flashing warning lights right there “significantly improved”
     
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  3. Michiel Tack

    Michiel Tack Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    This is a study from 2016
     
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  4. Hutan

    Hutan Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks Michiel, title adjusted.
     
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  5. John Mac

    John Mac Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    What were the chances of them publishing a study that narrowed their customer base?
     
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    Andy Committee Member & Outreach

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    Mithriel Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Wow, they managed to get enough bad science in there to carry on denigrating their white patients while being insulting to other races. What a talent.
     
  8. rvallee

    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Sorry but using p-values here is a complete joke. Those are not testable things or even meaningful concepts, in general but especially in ME. The very idea that there would be differences between racial groups is ridiculous.

    Might as well be measuring fairies per karma for all that this is relevant. The field of clinical psychology is a sick embarrassment for allowing junk like this.
    It's been "researched" for 30 years, used in practice for over 20, officially implemented for well over a decade in some countries. Enough of this "promising" "more research is needed" crap. Not only does it not show promise, it's a verifiably objective failure, having actually managed to make everything worse in addition to completely stalling research. This is beyond deranged and bordering on psychotic.
     
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