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Strategic Plan - Comparison between Jan and May Versions

Strategic Plan - Comparison between Jan and May Versions

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Published by Anthony Hardie
Comparison document, between U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Gulf War Research Strategic Plans, Consensus Final Draft of Jan. 23, 2012 and VA Staff Final Draft of May 31, 2012. Consensus Final Draft was developed by VA Gulf War Steering Committee (GWSC), VA Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses (RAC-GWVI), and VA National Research Advisory Council (NRAC).
Comparison document, between U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Gulf War Research Strategic Plans, Consensus Final Draft of Jan. 23, 2012 and VA Staff Final Draft of May 31, 2012. Consensus Final Draft was developed by VA Gulf War Steering Committee (GWSC), VA Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses (RAC-GWVI), and VA National Research Advisory Council (NRAC).

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Published by: Anthony Hardie on Jul 01, 2013
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This evidence-based process would prioritize characteristics of specificity, sensitivity,
and standardization of symptom assessment in order to identify more homogeneous
groups, and subgroups, of symptomatic veterans for research studies. Once
completed, the plan recognizes the need to revisit the consensus case definition over
time, as additional data and new insights related to chronic multisymptom illness in
GWVs, and illness subgroups, become available.

The case definition process should be completed as efficiently as possible, within a
targeted time period, recognizing the need to make available an evidence-based,
consensus case definition for other studies conducted as part of the strategic plan. It is
hoped that use of a consistent, “optimized” case definition will be instrumental in
hastening progress made by the broader research effort focused on deepening
understanding of chronic multisymptom illness and improving the health and lives of
affected Veterans. In the meantime, while a consensus case definition is being
developed, researchers should identify and justify the choice of case definition in their
studies.

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