Paul McCrone

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Professor Paul McCrone (Paul Richard McCrone) is Professor of Health Economics, and Director of Health Economics at the Institute of Psychiatry, a department of King's College London.[1][2] Professor McCrone is also a co-Director of the Mental Health Policy Research Unit, which is jointly led by King's College London and University College London and funded by the National Institute for Health Research, UK.[3] He has worked at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience for 25 years.[4]

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • 2003, Cost-effectiveness of counselling, graded-exercise and usual care for chronic fatigue: evidence from a randomised trial in primary care[5](Abstract)
  • 2003, The economic cost of chronic fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome in UK primary care[6](Abstract)

PACE trial publications include:

Main trial outcome
Other PACE trial publications

Letters[edit | edit source]

Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]

Professor Paul McCrone has given a number of presentations at the Science Media Centre, including several promoting the benefits of Cognitive behavioral therapy or graded exercise therapy for ME/CFS, and lectures or seminars on the same topic at other UK universities.[14] He has been quoted in a number of news articles or press releases promoting the effectiveness or cost effectiveness of these treatments.[15][16][17]

Online presence[edit | edit source]

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Learn more[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Paul McCrone - Research Portal, King's College, London". kclpure.kcl.ac.uk. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  2. "King's College London - Paul McCrone". www.kcl.ac.uk. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  3. "King's College London - Research unit to bring evidence to forefront of mental health policy". www.kcl.ac.uk. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  4. "King's College London - Research unit to bring evidence to forefront of mental health policy". www.kcl.ac.uk. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  5. Sabes-Figuera, Ramon; McCrone, Paul; Hurley, Mike; King, Michael; Donaldson, Ana Nora; Ridsdale, Leone (August 20, 2012). "Cost-effectiveness of counselling, graded-exercise and usual care for chronic fatigue: evidence from a randomised trial in primary care". BMC Health Services Research. 12 (1): 264. doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-264. ISSN 1472-6963. PMC 3480915. PMID 22906319.
  6. Seed, P.; Ridsdale, L.; Darbishire, L.; McCrone, P. (February 2003). "The economic cost of chronic fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome in UK primary care". Psychological Medicine. 33 (2): 253–261. doi:10.1017/S0033291702006980. ISSN 1469-8978.
  7. Seed, P.; Darbishire, L.; Ridsdale, L.; McCrone, P. (August 2004). "Cost-effectiveness of cognitive behavioural therapy, graded exercise and usual care for patients with chronic fatigue in primary care". Psychological Medicine. 34 (6): 991–999. doi:10.1017/S0033291704001928. ISSN 1469-8978.
  8. Clark, Lucy V.; McCrone, Paul; Ridge, Damien; Cheshire, Anna; Vergara-Williamson, Mario; Pesola, Francesca; White, Peter D. (June 8, 2016), "Graded Exercise Therapy Guided Self-Help Trial for Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (GETSET): Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial and Interview Study", JMIR research protocols, 5 (2): 70, doi:10.2196/resprot.5395, PMC 4917732, PMID 27278762
  9. White, PD; Goldsmith, KA; Johnson, AL; Potts, L; Walwyn, R; DeCesare, JC; Baber, HL; Burgess, M; Clark, LV; Cox, DL; Bavinton, J; Angus, BJ; Murphy, G; Murphy, M; O'Dowd, H; Wilks, D; McCrone, P; Chalder, T; Sharpe, M; The PACE Trial Management Group (March 5, 2011), "Comparison of adaptive pacing therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, graded exercise therapy, and specialist medical care for chronic fatigue syndrome (PACE): a randomised trial", The Lancet, 377 (9768): 823–836, doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(11)60096-2, PMID 21334061
  10. McCrone, P; Sharpe, M; Chalder, T; Knapp, M; Johnson, AL; Goldsmith, K (August 1, 2012), "Adaptive Pacing, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Graded Exercise, and Specialist Medical Care for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis", PLoS One, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0040808, PMID 22870204
  11. Walwyn, R; Potts, L; McCrone, P; Johnson, AL; DeCesare, JC; Baber, HL; Goldsmith, KA; Sharpe, M; Chalder, T; White, PD (November 13, 2013), "A randomised trial of adaptive pacing therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, graded exercise, and specialist medical care for chronic fatigue syndrome (PACE): statistical analysis plan", Trials Journal, doi:10.1186/1745-6215-14-386
  12. White, PD; Chalder, T; Sharpe, M; Angus, BJ; Baber, HL; Bavinton, J; Burgess, M; Clark, LV; Cox, DL; DeCesare, JC; Goldsmith, KA; Johnson, AL; McCrone, P; Murphy, G; Murphy, M; O'Dowd, H; Potts, L; Walwyn, R; Wilks, D (January 2017). "Response to the editorial by Dr Geraghty". Journal of Health Psychology. 22 (9): 1113–1117. doi:10.1177/1359105316688953.
  13. "Testing a 'controversial' treatment for CFS/ME in children | Science Media Centre". Science Media Centre. Science Media Centre. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  14. "Paul McCrone - Centre for Health Economics, The University of York". www.york.ac.uk. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  15. "Brain training best value for ME". BBC news. August 2, 2012. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  16. Queen Mary University of London. "SMD - Two effective chronic fatigue syndrome treatments are good value for money - Queen Mary University of London". www.qmul.ac.uk. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  17. "Calls to scrap common treatment for ME". BBC News. May 8, 2018. Retrieved February 5, 2019.

cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) - A type of psychotherapy geared toward modifying alleged unhealthy thinking, behaviors or illness beliefs. One of the treatment arms used in the controversial PACE trial.

graded exercise therapy (GET) - A gradual increase in exercise or activity, according to a pre-defined plan. Focuses on overcoming the patient's alleged unhelpful illness beliefs that exertion can exacerbate symptoms, rather than on reversing physical deconditioning. Considered controversial, and possibly harmful, in the treatment or management of ME. One of the treatment arms of the controversial PACE trial.

randomized controlled trial (RCT) - A trial in which participants are randomly assigned to two groups, with one group receiving the treatment being studied and a control or comparison group receiving a sham treatment, placebo, or comparison treatment.

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