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Factors influencing the outcomes of non-pharmacological interventions for managing fatigue across the lifespan of people living with musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions: a scoping review protocol. (2024)
Journal Article
Fishpool, K., Young, G., Ciurtin, C., Cramp, F., Erhieyovwe, E. O., Farisogullari, B., …Dures, E. (2024). Factors influencing the outcomes of non-pharmacological interventions for managing fatigue across the lifespan of people living with musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions: a scoping review protocol. BMJ Open, 14(5), Article e082555. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2023-082555

Fatigue is an important and distressing symptom for many people living with chronic musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions. Many non-pharmacological interventions have been investigated in recent years and some have been demonstrated to be effective in red... Read More about Factors influencing the outcomes of non-pharmacological interventions for managing fatigue across the lifespan of people living with musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions: a scoping review protocol..

Patient experiences of brachytherapy for locally advanced cervical cancer: hearing the patient voice through qualitative interviews (2023)
Journal Article
Humphrey, P., Dures, E., Hoskin, P., & Cramp, F. (in press). Patient experiences of brachytherapy for locally advanced cervical cancer: hearing the patient voice through qualitative interviews. International Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrobp.2023.12.016

Purpose: Brachytherapy for gynecological cancer is reported to cause pain, anxiety, and distress with no clear guidance for optimizing patient experiences. The aim of this study was to explore patient experiences of brachytherapy and views on improve... Read More about Patient experiences of brachytherapy for locally advanced cervical cancer: hearing the patient voice through qualitative interviews.

Rotator cuff-related shoulder pain (RCRSP): Semi-structured patient interviews to explore the barriers and enablers to rehabilitation exercises (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Singh, V., Berry, A., & Cramp, F. (2023, November). Rotator cuff-related shoulder pain (RCRSP): Semi-structured patient interviews to explore the barriers and enablers to rehabilitation exercises. Presented at Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Annual Conference 2023, Birmingham UK

Purpose: RCRSP accounts for 50-85% of diagnoses for shoulder pain and rehabilitative exercises are recommended for management. In practice, 50-70% of patients are either non-adherent or only partially adherent to exercise. This study aimed to explore... Read More about Rotator cuff-related shoulder pain (RCRSP): Semi-structured patient interviews to explore the barriers and enablers to rehabilitation exercises.

Benefits of realist evaluation for rapidly changing health service delivery (2022)
Journal Article
Jagosh, J., Stott, H., Halls, S., Thomas, R., Liddiard, C., Cupples, M., …Walsh, N. E. (2022). Benefits of realist evaluation for rapidly changing health service delivery. BMJ Open, 12(7), e060347. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-060347

Realist evaluation is a methodology that addresses the questions: 'what works, for whom, in which circumstances, and how?'. In this approach, programme theories are developed and tested against available evidence. However, when complex interventions... Read More about Benefits of realist evaluation for rapidly changing health service delivery.

The use of mechanical insufflation-exsufflation in invasively ventilated critically ill adults (2022)
Journal Article
Swingwood, E. L., Stilma, W., Tume, L. N., Cramp, F., Voss, S., Bewley, J., …Rose, L. (2022). The use of mechanical insufflation-exsufflation in invasively ventilated critically ill adults. Respiratory Care, 67(8), 1043-1057. https://doi.org/10.4187/respcare.09704

Mechanical insufflation-exsufflation (MI-E) is traditionally used in the neuromuscular popula-tion. There is growing interest of MI-E use in invasively ventilated critically ill adults. We aimed to map current evidence on MI-E use in invasively venti... Read More about The use of mechanical insufflation-exsufflation in invasively ventilated critically ill adults.

Understanding the role of exercise professionals in the delivery of the NHS long term plan within AHP services in England (2022)
Journal Article
Singh, V., Pollard, K., Okasheh, R., Percival, J., Fordham, C., & Cramp, F. (2022). Understanding the role of exercise professionals in the delivery of the NHS long term plan within AHP services in England. Physiotherapy, 114(Supplement 1), e70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2021.12.329

Keywords: Support worker, Exercise, NHS Long Term Plan Purpose: To explore the use of exercise professionals in AHP services and to understand their current and potential role in AHP NHS commissioned services. Methods: The project had three pha... Read More about Understanding the role of exercise professionals in the delivery of the NHS long term plan within AHP services in England.

Peoples’ experiences of painful diabetic neuropathy: A qualitative interview study (2021)
Journal Article
McCabe, C., Cramp, F., Gauntlett-Gilbert, J., & Davies, B. (2021). Peoples’ experiences of painful diabetic neuropathy: A qualitative interview study. Pain and Rehabilitation, 50, 14-21

Objective Painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) is a common complication of diabetes. This study explored the experience and impact of living with PDN. Design People with PDN were recruited through local NHS clinics and by national advertisement in di... Read More about Peoples’ experiences of painful diabetic neuropathy: A qualitative interview study.

Understanding the role of exercise professionals in the delivery of the NHS long term plan within AHP services in England (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Singh, V., Pollard, K., Okesha, R., Percival, J., & Cramp, F. (2021, November). Understanding the role of exercise professionals in the delivery of the NHS long term plan within AHP services in England. Presented at Physiotherapy UK 2021 (virtual online)

Purpose: To explore the use of exercise professionals in AHP services and to understand their current and potential role in AHP NHS commissioned services. Methods: The project had three phases. In phase one an expert panel was established to gui... Read More about Understanding the role of exercise professionals in the delivery of the NHS long term plan within AHP services in England.

Promoting engagement in physical activity in early rheumatoid arthritis: A proof‐of‐concept intervention study (2020)
Journal Article
Cramp, F., Thomas, R., Haase, A. M., Domaille, M., Manns, S., Swales, C., …Walsh, N. E. (2020). Promoting engagement in physical activity in early rheumatoid arthritis: A proof‐of‐concept intervention study. Musculoskeletal Care, 18(4), 487-500. https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1493

Objective(s): The aim of this study is to test the feasibility and acceptability of promoting engagement in physical activity in early rheumatoid arthritis (PEPA-RA) to inform a future trial. Design: A ‘proof of concept’ study was carried out. Sett... Read More about Promoting engagement in physical activity in early rheumatoid arthritis: A proof‐of‐concept intervention study.