Kjetil is a senior researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and an associate professor at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. He is a medical physicist with a PhD in tumour physiology and medical imaging, and is now working to promote evidence-based practice by supporting guideline processes, by giving lectures and by authoring systematic reviews. He has co-authored several systematic reviews about chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME), e.g. a systematic review about case criteria and a traditional Cochrane review about the efficacy of exercise therapy for patients. He is also co-authoring an upcoming Cochrane review about exercise therapy based on individual patient data, a work that has given detailed insight into the existing evidence.
This commentary by Kjetil Gundro Brurberg, Signe Flottorp and Aase Aamland was written in response to an invitation from the Editor of the Journal of Health Psychology, who subsequently decided not to publish it. In the interest of science and open debate, we have decided to publish the commentary.[read the full story...]