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Development of the intelligent knee osteoarthritis lifestyle app: A person-based approach (2024)
Journal Article
Stevenson, R. D. M., Chowdhury, E. A., Inza, V. B., Western, M. J., Walsh, N. E., Jones, S. L., & Bilzon, J. L. J. (2024). Development of the intelligent knee osteoarthritis lifestyle app: A person-based approach. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 25(1), Article 189. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-024-07313-4

Background: Knee osteoarthritis is one of the most prevalent long term health conditions globally. Exercise and physical activity are now widely recognised to significantly reduce joint pain, improve physical function and quality of life in patients... Read More about Development of the intelligent knee osteoarthritis lifestyle app: A person-based approach.

From sceptic to believer: Acceptability of cognitive muscular therapy TM, a new intervention for knee osteoarthritis (2023)
Journal Article
Ghio, D., Brookes, N., Preece, S., & Walsh, N. (2023). From sceptic to believer: Acceptability of cognitive muscular therapy TM, a new intervention for knee osteoarthritis. Musculoskeletal Care, 21(4), 1639-1650. https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1842

Background: Cognitive Muscular TherapyTM (CMT) is an integrated behavioural intervention developed for knee osteoarthritis. CMT teaches patients to reconceptualise the condition, integrates muscle biofeedback and aims to reduce muscle overactivity, b... Read More about From sceptic to believer: Acceptability of cognitive muscular therapy TM, a new intervention for knee osteoarthritis.

Access to first contact physiotherapy appointments in primary care: A scoping review (2023)
Journal Article
Lamb, K., Walsh, N., Comer, C., & McHugh, G. (2023). Access to first contact physiotherapy appointments in primary care: A scoping review. Musculoskeletal Care, 21(4), 1182-1194. https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1798

Background: First Contact Physiotherapy (FCP) is part of the drive to increase General Practice (GP) capacity by providing access to expert musculoskeletal (MSK) Physiotherapists in GP surgeries. For the FCP model to provide effective MSK care at the... Read More about Access to first contact physiotherapy appointments in primary care: A scoping review.

The challenges of managing Complex Regional Pain Syndrome throughout the care pathway - reporting therapists' perspectives (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Coggins, J., McCabe, C., Walsh, N., Pearon, J., Rolls, C., Collins, C., & Llewellyn, A. (2022, September). The challenges of managing Complex Regional Pain Syndrome throughout the care pathway - reporting therapists' perspectives. Poster presented at International Association for the Study of Pain 2022 World Congress on Pain, Toronto, Canada

Background and Aims Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a severe chronic pain condition which usually occurs following limb trauma[1] and causes significant burden to individuals and society. The UK has a small number of specialist CRPS centres... Read More about The challenges of managing Complex Regional Pain Syndrome throughout the care pathway - reporting therapists' perspectives.

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.

Effect of inpatient rehabilitation treatment ingredients on functioning, quality of life, length of stay, discharge destination, and mortality among older adults with unplanned admission: An overview review (2022)
Journal Article
Lambe, K., Guerra, S., Salazar de Pablo, G., Ayis, S., Cameron, I., Foster, N., …Sheehan, K. (2022). Effect of inpatient rehabilitation treatment ingredients on functioning, quality of life, length of stay, discharge destination, and mortality among older adults with unplanned admission: An overview review. BMC Geriatrics, 22(1), Article 501. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-022-03169-2

Background: To synthesise the evidence for the effectiveness of inpatient rehabilitation treatment ingredients (versus any comparison) on functioning, quality of life, length of stay, discharge destination, and mortality among older adults with an un... Read More about Effect of inpatient rehabilitation treatment ingredients on functioning, quality of life, length of stay, discharge destination, and mortality among older adults with unplanned admission: An overview review.

Allied healthcare professionals interventions for complex regional pain syndrome - which work? A systematic review of the literature (2022)
Journal Article
Friend, G., Walsh, N., & Llewellyn, A. (2022). Allied healthcare professionals interventions for complex regional pain syndrome - which work? A systematic review of the literature. Rheumatology, 61(S1), Article keac133.285. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/keac133.285

Background/Aims Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a severe chronic pain condition which usually occurs following limb trauma. Also associated with a range of signs and symptoms, including limb oedema, sensitivity to touch, skin colour and tem... Read More about Allied healthcare professionals interventions for complex regional pain syndrome - which work? A systematic review of the literature.

E27: Evidencing the behaviour change model underpinning a personalised and tailored app for low back pain (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Berry, A., & Walsh, N. (2020, November). E27: Evidencing the behaviour change model underpinning a personalised and tailored app for low back pain. Poster presented at Physiotherapy UK 2020, Virtual

Purpose: Self-management of low back pain is supported by national guidance (Savigny 2016, Foster et al, 2018, ). Digital modalities have gained traction as a potentially effective way of delivering information and education. It is vital to evaluate... Read More about E27: Evidencing the behaviour change model underpinning a personalised and tailored app for low back pain.

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.