Caroline Struthers

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Caroline Struthers is a UK citizen and is part of the EQUATOR Network team. Ms. Struthers is involved in many aspects of their mission to improve "the planning, conduct and reporting of healthcare studies."[1] Struthers has developed a web-tool called Good Reports "to help authors identify and use the most appropriate reporting guideline when they are submitting their manuscript to a journal."[1] She is also part of Centre for Statistics in Medicine and blogs for the National Elf Service on dementia research.[1]

Ms. Struthers has worked for The Cochrane Collaboration, Oxford University Press, and Freelance.[2]

Caroline is an ME/CFS patient ally and blogs about the PACE trial and Cochrane at Healthy Control, WordPress.com.

Education[edit | edit source]

  • Durham University Business School[2]

Cochrane review of PACE trial[edit | edit source]

On November 29, 2018, Ms. Struthers submitted a complaint to the Cochrane Governing Board citing 15 points on their review of exercise for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). She concluded her complaint by stating "This review should be retracted and Cochrane should issue a full unreserved apology to patients."[3]

Awards[edit | edit source]

Struthers was rewarded for her work in the UK EQUATOR Centre building GoodReports.org, and for her collaboration with Penelope.ai to test the tool in a journal submission workflow.[4]

Online presence[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.01.11.2 "Caroline Struthers — Centre for Statistics in Medicine". www.csm.ox.ac.uk. Retrieved Nov 29, 2018. 
  2. 2.02.1 "Caroline Struthers". LinkedIn. 
  3. Struthers, Caroline (Nov 29, 2018). "My complaint to the Cochrane Governing Board about the Cochrane review of Exercise for chronic fatigue syndrome". Healthy Control. Retrieved Nov 29, 2018. 
  4. 4.04.1 "EQUATOR Network awarded for reducing waste in research | The EQUATOR Network". www.equator-network.org. Retrieved Nov 30, 2018. 

Oxford University - a prestigious university located in Oxford, England renowned for its teaching and research in health and medicine

PACE trial - A controversial study which claimed that CBT and GET were effective in treating "CFS/ME", despite the fact that its own data did not support this conclusion. Its results and methodology were widely disputed by patients, scientists, and the peer-reviewed scientific literature.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A controversial term, invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, that generally refers to a collection of symptoms as “fatigue”. There have been multiple attempts to come up with a set of diagnostic criteria to define this term, but few of those diagnostic criteria are currently in use. Previous attempts to define this term include the Fukuda criteria and the Oxford criteria. Some view the term as a useful diagnostic category for people with long-term fatigue of unexplained origin. Others view the term as a derogatory term borne out of animus towards patients. Some view the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, while others view myalgic encephalomyelitis as a distinct disease.

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