What Reeves has been doing for the past 5 years

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by mbofov, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. mbofov

    mbofov Active Member

    This is sort of hard to read .... what Reeves hasn't been doing for the past 5 years, it's not really new info, just a little absurb on the heels of everything else coming out --

    I got this from pubmed - if you go to http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/ you can sign up for an account and get e-mail updates on publications on various topics. I get an e-mail update weekly on CFS research.

    Anyways, here it is:


    BMC Med Educ. 2009 Dec 2;9(1):70. [Epub ahead of print]

    Continuing Medical Education Challenges in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
    Brimmer DJ, McCleary KK, Lupton TA, Faryna KM, Reeves WC.

    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) affects at least 4 million people in the United States, yet only 16% of people with CFS have received a diagnosis or medical care for their illness. Educating health care professionals about the diagnosis and management of CFS may help to reduce population morbidity associated with CFS. METHODS: This report presents findings over a 5-year period from May 2000 to June 2006 during which we developed and implemented a health care professional educational program. The objective of the program was to distribute CFS continuing education materials to providers at professional conferences, offer online continuing education credits in different formats (e.g., print, video, and online), and evaluate the number of accreditation certificates awarded. RESULTS: We found that smaller conference size (OR = 80.17; 95% CI 8.80, 730.25), CFS illness related target audiences (OR = 36.0; 95% CI 2.94, 436.34), and conferences in which CFS research was highlighted (OR = 4.15; 95% CI 1.16, 14.83) significantly contributed to higher dissemination levels, as measured by visit rates to the education booth. While print and online courses were equally requested for continuing education credit opportunities, the online course resulted in 84% of the overall award certificates, compared to 14% for the print course. This remained consistent across all provider occupations: physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and allied health professionals. CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that educational programs promoting materials at conferences may increase dissemination efforts by targeting audiences, examining conference characteristics, and promoting online continuing education forums. KEYWORDS: CFS, continuing medical education, primary care/generalist education, chronic disease, allied health profession.

    PMID: 19954535 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

  2. skeptik2

    skeptik2 Member

    Now, Kim McCleary is conducting RESEARCH with Reeves!

    The CAA continues it's shameful ways of colluding with the enemy.

    They will soon have no patients to advocate for...I hope.

    What qualifications does she have to be a researcher? To decide
    what a patient needs in terms of care? To train physicians and

    I'm sick of this crap.

  3. mbofov

    mbofov Active Member

    I was out of town (seeing a doctor, of course), just got back. I'm afraid I don't know who Kim McCleary is (though I feel I should!) And, what is the CAA? I do know who William Reeves is ...

    I just found the study completely absurd. They've spent 5 years disseminating mostly useless information at conferences, and now have published a study about it ..... it almost makes me laugh if it didn't mean that this is what the CDC does in lieu of real work re CFS ... grrrr!!!

  4. mbofov

    mbofov Active Member

  5. skeptik2

    skeptik2 Member

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