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Editor’s note: This is the abstract for the editorial written by David Marks introducing a special edition of the Journal of Health Psychology focusing on the PACE trial. The full editorial as well as links to all of the articles in this special edition can be viewed here.
By David F. Marks
We are proud that this issue marks a special contribution by the Journal of Health Psychology to the literature concerning interventions to manage adaptation to chronic health problems. The PACE Trial debate reveals deeply embedded differences between critics and investigators. It reveals an unwillingness of the co-principal investigators of the PACE trial to engage in authentic discussion and debate. It leads one to question the wisdom of such a large investment from the public purse (£5million) on what is a textbook example of a poorly done trial.
Source: David F. Marks. Special issue on the PACE Trial, editoral. Journal of Health Psychology. Vol 22, Issue 9, 2017