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Patients’ Experiences of Telephone-Based & Web-Based [CBT] for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Longitudinal Qualitative Study, 2020, Bishop, Chalder et al

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Andy, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member & Outreach

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    Open access, https://www.jmir.org/2020/11/e18691
     
  2. Snowdrop

    Snowdrop Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    So the point of CBT for IBS is to provide patients with an understanding of IBS, it's related behaviours, symptoms and quality of life?

    This is certainly a far cry from the initial trials of all things CBT that were meant as a cure. This only provides the vaguest idea of improvement -- 'lasting positive impact on . . . quality of life' whatever is that supposed to mean?

    And how can they know it's a lasting impact unless they do a decade long follow-up? For PwIBS that would be closer to 'lasting impact' in real terms rather than a few months.

    I really don't know why I'm bothering to comment tbh. We all know that this type of 'research' is of no value and all the reasons why have been well documented on many threads here.
     
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    Forgot to tag @dave30th originally, his pen-pal Moss-Morris is one of the authors of this.
     
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    poor adherence just means to many patients can smell the bs and chose not to have their time wasted by professional liars .
     
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    Oh, no--I have to take a look. That's the study that gave rise to the online CBT for IBS program that is being fraudulently marketed by a San Francisco start-up as effective. Moss-Morris has a financial interest or relationship with the company.
     
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    Many or most big trials have a qualitative element alongside the quantitative one. That's really standard. The qualitative studies provide in-depth understanding of various aspects of the study. They're not really designed to stand alone as presenting recommendations for actionable results in population-level programs. The point is, they've published their main trial results, and they stink--even though the authors claim their approach is effective anyway.
     
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    same as in CODES project
    "TC talks briefly about the CODES trial .. and said that the therapy improved Quality of Life for the patients."

    https://www.s4me.info/threads/cochr...n-adults-2020-ganslv-et-al.15975/#post-275002
     
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