Alison Wearden and members of the team who were involved in the recently published results of the FINE trial have responded online in the British Medical Journal to criticisms of the study. And they say there are more papers on the subject in the pipeline.
Further papers will examine:
- Exercise capacity and illness beliefs as potential mediators of the effects of pragmatic rehabilitation.
- Predictors or moderators of treatment response such as the criteria fulfilled, ambulatory status and co-morbities.
- Economic outcomes and barriers to delivering these treatments.
This online response – together with other rapid responses to the original 23 April 2010 paper in the BMJ (including a response from Dr Charles Shepherd and Dr Ellen Goudsmit on behalf of the ME Association) can be read here.
All the responses are linked to the original paper, which can be read using the same weblink.