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Data on harms done by CBT & GET therapies for ME/CFS
Monday 12 December 2011
By Tom Kindlon
[Note: The full text of this article is available at www.iacfsme.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=Rd2tIJ0oHqk%3D&tabid=501]
To rectify this situation, the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) group and other researchers have issued guidance to improve the reporting of harms.
However, exercise-related physiological abnormalities have been documented in recent studies - and high rates of adverse reactions to exercise have been recorded in a number of patient surveys.
The recently published PACE (Pacing, graded activity, and cognitive behavior therapy: A randomized evaluation) trial, which explicitly aimed to assess “safety”, as well as effectiveness, is also analyzed in detail.
Healthcare professionals, researchers and patients need high quality data on harms to appropriately assess the risks versus benefits of CBT and GET.
The above originally appeared here.
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