by Sasha Nimmo Researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), including Prof Andrew Lloyd, published a review stating there is a "need for longitudinal studies integrating biopsychosocial approaches to inform early management and targeted rehabilitation strategies". Prof Lloyd was on the government's ME and CFS advisory committee and received the majority of government … Continue reading Government advisor calls for more biopsychosocial research into ‘ME/CFS’
UNSW deny Prof Lloyd's CBT/GET trial causes harm to participants and refuses to stop the trial or amend it in any way. The university says the people who are protesting 'harbour resentment against the notion that CFS may have psychological causes', plus continues to defend the PACE trial.
UNSW graded exercise therapy trial under investigation after a petition signed by 702 people asked them to halt harmful treatment.
We asked them to stop the trial and they said 'no'. Australia's Health Minister responds to our petition asking them to cease graded exercise trial on chronic fatigue syndrome patients at UNSW.
By Sasha Nimmo Australia's University of New South Wales (UNSW) is trialling an education module for health professionals. The trial module treats chronic fatigue syndrome patients with graded exercise therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy (GET/CBT), despite the evidence showing these therapies have no benefit and may cause permanent harm. If you object to this trial, sign the … Continue reading Petition: UNSW must not ignore evidence-based science
The Australian federal government is spending the ME and CFS research budget on training medical professionals to use cognitive behavioural therapy and graded exercise therapy on patients in Australia and internationally, despite the fact these therapies show no benefit and may do harm.
by Sasha Nimmo Australia's University of NSW's Psychiatry Department tested a graded activity program on 25 patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, despite the evidence of harm. Before the study, patients could complete around 4 hours of 'moderate intensity exercise' a week (self-reported) which is an unusually high amount for CFS patients. Exercise was not measured or recorded at … Continue reading University of NSW tests graded activity program on mild chronic fatigue syndrome patients
by Sasha Nimmo Write to the University of NSW and ask them not to allow this trial to proceed: contact the ethics department via email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and the study's contact firstname.lastname@example.org . You may wish to also contact the administrator of the Mason Foundation, who are funding the work, email@example.com There is a proposed study/trial starting in 2016 … Continue reading Ask UNSW to cancel CBT/GET training chronic fatigue syndrome study