David Wilks

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Dr David Wilks is a British researcher and infectious diseases specialist, who will soon be retiring from the Regional Infectious Diseases Unit at Western General Hospital, run by NHS Lothian in Scotland, UK.[1] Dr Wilks is an honorary associate of Edinburgh Medical School.[2]

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

PACE trial: Main trial outcome

  • 1999, Comparison of Euroqol EQ-5D and SF-36 in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome [4](Abstract)
  • 2001, Health-related quality of life in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome: an international study[5](Abstract)
  • 2002, The role of fear of physical movement and activity in chronic fatigue syndrome.[7](Full text)

Letters[edit | edit source]

PACE trial authors' responses

Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]

Online presence[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

Learn more[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. NHS Scotland (2018). "Western General Hospital | Jobs" (PDF). Retrieved Feb 17, 2019. 
  2. "Associate Members & Honorary Staff". The University of Edinburgh. Retrieved Feb 17, 2019. 
  3. 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 (Mar 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 
  4. Myers, C.; Wilks, D. (Jan 1, 1999). "Comparison of Euroqol EQ-5D and SF-36 in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome". Quality of Life Research. 8 (1): 9–16. doi:10.1023/A:1026459027453. ISSN 1573-2649. 
  5. Hardt, Jochen; Buchwald, Dedra; Wilks, D; Sharpe, M; Nix, W.A; Egle, U.T (Aug 2001). "Health-related quality of life in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome". Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 51 (2): 431–434. doi:10.1016/S0022-3999(01)00220-3. 
  6. Wilks, David; Sharpe, Michael (Aug 31, 2002). "Fatigue". BMJ. 325 (7362): 480–483. doi:10.1136/bmj.325.7362.480. ISSN 0959-8138. PMID 12202331. 
  7. Silver, A; Haeney, M; Vijayadurai, P; Wilks, D; Pattrick, M; Main, C.J (Jun 2002). "The role of fear of physical movement and activity in chronic fatigue syndrome". Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 52 (6): 485–493. doi:10.1016/S0022-3999(01)00298-7. 
  8. 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 (Jan 2017). "Response to the editorial by Dr Geraghty". Journal of Health Psychology. 22 (9): 1113–1117. doi:10.1177/1359105316688953. 

Short Form 36-Item Health Survey (SF-36) - A 36-item patient-reported questionnaire, used to determine patient health status and quality of life.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.

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.

somatic symptom disorder - A psychiatric term to describe an alleged condition whereby a person's thoughts somehow cause physical symptoms. The actual existence of such a condition is highly controversial, due to a lack of scientific evidence. It is related to other psychiatric terms, such as "psychosomatic", "neurasthenia", and "hysteria". Older terms include "somatization", "somatoform disorder", and "conversion disorder". Such terms refer to a scientifically-unsupported theory that claims that a wide range of physical symptoms can be created by the human mind, a theory which has been criticized as "mind over matter" parapsychology, a pseudoscience. Although "Somatic Symptom Disorder" is the term used by DSM-5, the term "Bodily Distress Disorder" has been proposed for ICD-11. (Learn more: www.psychologytoday.com)

BMJ - The BMJ (previously the British Medical Journal) is a weekly peer-reviewed medical journal.

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