23 June 2006

And furthermore

Thinking more about the article regarding clowning, mentioned in this post and also in this article, the frustrating thing is they list the age range of patients from 25 to 40, but they don't specify the ages of the women who became pregnant. Not to mention that a study of 186 women is not a legitimate study. And the specifics: what are the circumstances of these women? What percentage have PCOS? What percentage are age-related infertility? What percentage are unknown causes? What percentage are male-factor? Was the control group identical to the clown group? Three women are 27 with PCOS, four women are 30 with male factor, etc., etc.?

This article is useless. The study is probably useless, too, seeing as it was only 186 women.

Tell me you're going to come in and pay for my whole treatment if you want to reduce my stress. Leave out the clowns.


At 24/6/06 12:05 a.m., Blogger Lut C. said...

Have you considered a career in research?

At 24/6/06 12:14 p.m., Blogger GZ said...

Yeah...that whole article kinda made me scratch my head...

Clowns scare me.

At 25/6/06 9:55 a.m., Blogger Meg said...

Yeah, fully. Very bizarre. And then you read things saying that stress makes no difference. You're right, we can't ever really know the research methods.

At 26/6/06 5:36 p.m., Blogger Meg said...

PS I have tagged you for a meme. sorry... :)

At 28/6/06 5:11 a.m., Blogger projgen said...

Heh, funny you should say that Lut! You'll never guess what I did for 10-something years... ;)

Thanks Meg. Actually, seriously, thanks - I've been looking for something to blog about.

GZ - Clowns should just be left to the circus and rodeos.


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