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Effectiveness a herbal medicine (Sipjeondaebo-tang) on adults with chronic fatigue syndrome, 2020, Shin et al

Discussion in 'Alternative Therapies' started by Andy, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member & Outreach

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    Full title: Effectiveness a herbal medicine (Sipjeondaebo-tang) on adults with chronic fatigue syndrome: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    Open access, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213422020303000
     
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    Trish Moderator Staff Member

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    So if I read this correctly the questionnaire used as the primary outcome measure, the Checklist of individual strength, which appears to be a fatigue questionnaire, showed no significant between group difference, but other fatigue questionnaires including the Chalder one did show a significant difference.

    I think the key finding from that has nothing to do with the specific medicine being tested, but the inconsistency between fatigue scales, making them all useless as measures of anything.
     
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    "Our research goal is to make some random numbers appear to say something we want them to say." :rolleyes:
     
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    shak8 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I sure would want to know all the herb's chemical properties and any toxicities before ingesting it in a clinical trial.
     
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