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Review of systematic reviews of non-pharmacological interventions to improve quality of life in cancer survivors (2017) White (no declared COI), Chald

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Esther12, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I only had a very quick look at this, and thought I'd post as it seemed odd that there was no declared COI from White when just a few months earlier Swiss Re were describing his as one of their Chief Medical Officers.

    http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/7/11/e015860

    I first opened it to see how they dealt with potential problems with bias for self-reported quality of life in these nonblinded trials... I didn't see anything about it. Seems that they may have just ignored that one. Didn't see anything on objective outcomes either, but I really did just skim through a lot of the paragraphs.

    There was this in possible reporting bias:

    Didn't seem to stop them being confident in their own conclusion though:

     
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  2. TiredSam

    TiredSam Moderator Staff Member

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    I think this review of systematic reviews needs to be reviewed.
     
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    Revel Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    "Conclusions
    Systematic reviews of patients with cancer and their QoL showed that effective interventions included physical activity, CBT and mindfulness-based stress reduction training."


    The conclusions drawn appear to be the panacea for all ills - or is White simply a 'one trick pony'? :emoji_horse:

    OK, so I was looking for an excuse to use the equine emoji, guilty as charged . . .
     

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