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Rapid response to:


Cognitive behaviour therapy for the chronic fatigue syndrome: a randomised controlled trial

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 06 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:22

Rapid Response:

Re: Cohen's d value for this study has been calculated to be 0.54

Apologies: I forgot to include the 95% Confidence Intervals for this
study that Malouff et al[1] calculated: 0.03 to 1.06 (as already stated,
mean for Cohen's d of 0.54) (See Table 1).

Tom Kindlon

[1] Malouff, J. M., et al.: Efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy
for chronic fatigue syndrome: A meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review
(2007), doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2007.10.004

Competing interests:
Assistant Chairperson, Irish ME/CFS Association - for Information, Support & Research (voluntary position)

Competing interests: No competing interests

27 December 2007
Tom Kindlon
Unavailable for work due to ill-health
Dublin, Rep. of Ireland