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What is the cost of chronic fatigue?
« on: 15/09/2011 17:13:44 »
Chronic fatigue syndrome is an extremely debilitating illness affecting 1-2% of the population.  New research conducted at the University of Bristol reveals the cost of the syndrome to the UK economy and highlights the factors associated with discontinued employment in patients.

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« Reply #1 on: 06/11/2011 19:32:41 »
It will be interesting and useful to get the actual results from the PACE trial that show how many of the 640 patients returned to full-time or part-time work, and were able to sustain it. At the moment all we really have from that is an analysis of subjective questionnaires: the only objective measurement, the 6-minute walk test, showed minimal or no improvement, and this was presented as a smaller secondary measure.  

I would hope that decisions will be based on objective data, and the subjective responses be used to help us understand what is happening. Sadly I have found that many optimistic claims are seldom backed up with hard data.
 

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