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Research priorities: our survey results

7 August 2013

At the recent Board meeting of the UK CFS/M.E. Research Collaborative (CMRC), Action for M.E. Chief Executive Sonya Chowdhury presented the results of our research priority survey.

We asked people with M.E. to choose, from a list of 13 options, what they thought our first, second and third research priorities should be.

The survey was completed by 915 people, and the areas of research were identified in the following priority order:

  1. disease processes (to achieve a better understanding of the underlying pathology of M.E.)
  2. more effective treatments
  3. faster and more accurate diagnosis
  4. clinical course of M.E., outcomes and prognosis
  5. severely affected patients

You can see the full results of our survey as a table.

Other M.E. charities on the CMRC Executive Board have also put forward their research priorities, all of which will now be amalgamated by By Prof Stephen Holgate, Chair of the CMRC, for consideration by researchers.

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