Keep up to date with the latest news and articles from BMC Health Services Research and BioMed Central.
Jin-Mann S Lin*, Dana J Brimmer, Roumiana S Boneva, James F Jones and William C Reeves
Corresponding author: Jin-Mann S Lin firstname.lastname@example.org
BMC Health Services Research 2009, 9:13 doi:10.1186/1472-6963-9-13
(2009-08-11 11:23) Irish ME/CFS Association - for Information, Support & Research
I think this is an interesting issue. However I think the paper would have benefited from quotes from what the participants
said and generally more qualitative information. If healthcare providers are to improve
on the situation, they need as much information as they can get about what exactly
are the barriers. In particular, I feel more qualitative information on "Knowledge,
Attitudes, and Beliefs (KABs)" and "Healthcare System" would have been useful. Perhaps the data could be used to write another paper. By the way, I find the use of the phrase (and acronym) "while those with insufficient
fatigue (ISF)" in the abstract to be far from satisfactory. It seems to put fatigue
onto a pedestal as the primary part of the definition of CFS. People for example
may be in the ISF category because they don't have four of the case defining symptoms
(while at the same time having "sufficient fatigue" i.e. the fatigue satisfies the
entry criteria for CFS).
No competing interests
BioMed Central Ltd unless otherwise stated. Part of Springer Science+Business Media.