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Exploring the content validity of the Chalder Fatigue Scale using cognitive interviewing in an ME/CFS population (2024)
Journal Article
Dures, E. (in press). Exploring the content validity of the Chalder Fatigue Scale using cognitive interviewing in an ME/CFS population. Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health and Behavior, https://doi.org/10.1080/21641846.2024.2335861

Background The Chalder Fatigue Scale, also known as the Chalder Fatigue Questionnaire (CFQ) is a Patient Reported Outcome Measure (PROM) comprising 11 items designed to measure physical and cognitive fatigue. It is widely used with people with myalg... Read More about Exploring the content validity of the Chalder Fatigue Scale using cognitive interviewing in an ME/CFS population.

The LivDem 2023 survey: Facilitator views on benefits and the more active involvement of carers in the Living well with Dementia (LivDem) course (2024)
Journal Article
Cheston, R., Reilly, F., Topalova, N., Woodstoke, N., & Dodd, E. (2024). The LivDem 2023 survey: Facilitator views on benefits and the more active involvement of carers in the Living well with Dementia (LivDem) course. FPOP Bulletin, 166(April), 48-55. https://doi.org/10.53841/bpsfpop.2024.1.166.48

Introduction. The Living Well with Dementia (LivDem) intervention is an eight-week, group based post-diagnostic course for people living with dementia that aims to facilitate adjustment to the diagnosis. We set out to establish the views of course fa... Read More about The LivDem 2023 survey: Facilitator views on benefits and the more active involvement of carers in the Living well with Dementia (LivDem) course.

Effectiveness of a novel digital patient education programme to support self-management of early rheumatoid arthritis: A randomised controlled trial (2024)
Journal Article
Knudsen, L. R., Ndosi, M., Hauge, E., Lomborg, K., Dreyer, L., Aaboe, S., …de Thurah, A. (in press). Effectiveness of a novel digital patient education programme to support self-management of early rheumatoid arthritis: A randomised controlled trial. Rheumatology, https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/keae177

Objectives To evaluate the effectiveness of a novel digital patient education (PE) programme in improving self-management in patients newly diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods This was a parallel, open-label, two arms, randomised contro... Read More about Effectiveness of a novel digital patient education programme to support self-management of early rheumatoid arthritis: A randomised controlled trial.

How do people in prison access palliative care? A scoping review of models of palliative care delivery for prisoners in high-income countries (2024)
Journal Article
Gilbert, E., de Viggiani, N., de Sousa Martins, J., Palit, T., Sears, J., Knights, D., …Selman, L. (in press). How do people in prison access palliative care? A scoping review of models of palliative care delivery for prisoners in high-income countries. Palliative Medicine,

Background: An ageing prison population with complex health needs combined with punitive sentencing practices means palliative care for incarcerated individuals is increasingly important. However, there is limited evidence regarding the models of car... Read More about How do people in prison access palliative care? A scoping review of models of palliative care delivery for prisoners in high-income countries.

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.

First contact physiotherapy: An evaluation of clinical effectiveness and costs (2024)
Journal Article
Walsh, N., Halls, S., Thomas, R., Berry, A., Liddiard, C., Cupples, M. E., …Williams, P. (in press). First contact physiotherapy: An evaluation of clinical effectiveness and costs. British Journal of General Practice, BJGP.2023.0560. https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp.2023.0560

Background: First Contact Physiotherapy Practitioners (FCPPs) are embedded within general practice, providing expert assessment, diagnosis and management plans for patients with musculoskeletal disorders (MSKDs), without the prior need for GP consult... Read More about First contact physiotherapy: An evaluation of clinical effectiveness and costs.

Improving patients’ experiences of diagnosis and treatment of vertebral fracture: Co-production of knowledge sharing resources (2024)
Journal Article
Bennett, S. E., Gooberman-Hill, R., Clark, E. M., Paskins, Z., Walsh, N., & Drew, S. (2024). Improving patients’ experiences of diagnosis and treatment of vertebral fracture: Co-production of knowledge sharing resources. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 25(1), Article 165. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-024-07281-9

Background: Osteoporosis involves changes to bones that makes them prone to fracture. The most common osteoporotic fracture is vertebral, in which one or more spinal vertebrae collapse. People with vertebral fracture are at high risk of further fract... Read More about Improving patients’ experiences of diagnosis and treatment of vertebral fracture: Co-production of knowledge sharing resources.

Beyond aches and pain: The hidden economic burden of musculoskeletal conditions in children and adolescents (2024)
Journal Article
Ndosi, M., & Livermore, P. (in press). Beyond aches and pain: The hidden economic burden of musculoskeletal conditions in children and adolescents. Evidence-Based Nursing, https://doi.org/10.1136/ebnurs-2023-103891

Commentary on: Espirito Santo, C. M. et al. Overview of the economic burden of musculoskeletal pain in children and adolescents: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Pain 165, 296-323 (2024). https://doi.org:10.1097/j.pain.0000000000003037

‘Do I cry or just carry on’: A story completion study of healthcare professionals’ anticipated responses to experiencing chest pain (2024)
Journal Article
Vries, C., & Flurey, C. A. (in press). ‘Do I cry or just carry on’: A story completion study of healthcare professionals’ anticipated responses to experiencing chest pain. Journal of Health Psychology, https://doi.org/10.1177/13591053231221400

Healthcare professionals may experience barriers to seeking healthcare that differ from the general population. We explored healthcare professionals’ anticipated responses to experiencing chest pain following a period of stress using qualitative stor... Read More about ‘Do I cry or just carry on’: A story completion study of healthcare professionals’ anticipated responses to experiencing chest pain.

Personalised care packages for people with rheumatoid arthritis: a mixed-methods study. (2024)
Journal Article
Dey, M., Busby, A., Isaac, J., Pratt, A., Ndosi, M., Young, A., …Nikiphorou, E. (2024). Personalised care packages for people with rheumatoid arthritis: a mixed-methods study. RMD Open, 10(1), Article e003483. https://doi.org/10.1136/rmdopen-2023-003483

Disease management in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) requires holistic assessment. We aimed to design personalised care packages suitable for people with RA. This study was conducted using a mixed-methods approach and exploratory sequential design. Consen... Read More about Personalised care packages for people with rheumatoid arthritis: a mixed-methods study..

Chronic pain after cancer treatment: Insights from cancer survivors and healthcare professionals in England, UK to consider how cancer survivors’ experiences can be improved (2024)
Thesis
Armoogum, J. Chronic pain after cancer treatment: Insights from cancer survivors and healthcare professionals in England, UK to consider how cancer survivors’ experiences can be improved. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/10623386

Chronic pain is a common side effect of cancer treatment. Pain is frequently cited as a top concern and unmet need for cancer survivors. This thesis explored experiences of cancer survivors living with chronic pain after cancer and investigated how... Read More about Chronic pain after cancer treatment: Insights from cancer survivors and healthcare professionals in England, UK to consider how cancer survivors’ experiences can be improved.

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.

Exploring the provision of services to support people with cancer-related pain (2023)
Journal Article
Galligan, M., Tanay, M., Armoogum, J., Cook, J., Chapman, S., & Crighton, R. (in press). Exploring the provision of services to support people with cancer-related pain. Cancer Nursing Practice, https://doi.org/10.7748/cnp.2023.e1853

Background. Cancer-related pain is the most reported symptom across all cancer types. Its impact on the person experiencing it is significant and reduces their quality of life. Cancer-related pain is complex, to ensure optimal management, it requir... Read More about Exploring the provision of services to support people with cancer-related pain.

Non-pharmacological fatigue interventions for patients with a primary brain tumour: A scoping review protocol (2023)
Journal Article
Simms-Moore, R., Dures, E., Barua, N., & Cramp, F. (2023). Non-pharmacological fatigue interventions for patients with a primary brain tumour: A scoping review protocol. BMJ Open, 13(12), Article e078183. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2023-078183

Introduction Fatigue is the most prevalent symptom for patients with a primary brain tumour (PBT), significantly reducing quality of life and limiting daily activities. Currently, there are limited options for managing cancer-related fatigue (CRF) in... Read More about Non-pharmacological fatigue interventions for patients with a primary brain tumour: A scoping review protocol.

“Work with us… to make it more accessible”. What women with intellectual disabilities want from infant-feeding health resources: An exploratory study (2023)
Journal Article
Douglass, E., Johnson, C., Lucas, G., & Dowling, S. (2023). “Work with us… to make it more accessible”. What women with intellectual disabilities want from infant-feeding health resources: An exploratory study. International Breastfeeding Journal, 18(1), Article 67. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13006-023-00606-9

Background: More women with intellectual disabilities are becoming mothers but fewer are known to breastfeed compared with other women. Women with intellectual disabilities are entitled to accessible antenatal and infant feeding information, yet are... Read More about “Work with us… to make it more accessible”. What women with intellectual disabilities want from infant-feeding health resources: An exploratory study.

Reliability of kinematic waveforms during gait analysis with total hip arthroplasty patients (2023)
Journal Article
Langley, B., Greaves, H., Whelton, C., Page, R., Cramp, M., Morrison, S. C., …Board, T. (2024). Reliability of kinematic waveforms during gait analysis with total hip arthroplasty patients. Journal of Joint Surgery and Research, 2, 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jjoisr.2023.11.003

Purpose The aim of the study was to determine the test-retest reliability of lower limb kinematic waveforms derived from 3D gait analysis (3DGA) in patients following total hip arthroplasty (THA). Methods Eight (7M:1F; age: 70 ± 7 years; height: 1... Read More about Reliability of kinematic waveforms during gait analysis with total hip arthroplasty patients.

Lycra sleeve compression and its physiological and biomechanical effects on the upper limb in healthy adults (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Kumar, P., Stokes, A., Barber, K., Hockey, H., Harris, B., Ho, J., …Diteesawat, R. (2023, December). Lycra sleeve compression and its physiological and biomechanical effects on the upper limb in healthy adults. Poster presented at UK Stroke Forum, Birmingham

Background Previous studies have shown beneficial effects of a Lycra arm sleeve in people with stroke (PwS), however, the mechanism of these effects is unclear. The aim was to investigate the effects of a Lycra arm sleeve on pressure, temperature,... Read More about Lycra sleeve compression and its physiological and biomechanical effects on the upper limb in healthy adults.

Enhancing self-directed upper-limb (UL) exercise practice using GripAble gaming device and Lycra arm sleeve in people with stroke (PwS): An evaluative study (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Pearce, A., Ruiz Garate, V., Welsby, J., Caleb-Solly, P., & Kumar, P. (2023, December). Enhancing self-directed upper-limb (UL) exercise practice using GripAble gaming device and Lycra arm sleeve in people with stroke (PwS): An evaluative study. Poster presented at UK Stroke Forum, Birmingham

Background: The national clinical guidelines recommend repetitive task training to enhance UL rehabilitation in PwS. GripAble™ (a self-directed exergaming device) has shown to increase repetitive practice in PwS. Previous studies have shown that a Ly... Read More about Enhancing self-directed upper-limb (UL) exercise practice using GripAble gaming device and Lycra arm sleeve in people with stroke (PwS): An evaluative study.

Ambulance clinicians implementing evidence-based practice: Mind the gap! Attitudes, perceptions and experiences of student paramedics (2023)
Journal Article
Newton, J., & Smith, A. (2023). Ambulance clinicians implementing evidence-based practice: Mind the gap! Attitudes, perceptions and experiences of student paramedics. British Paramedic Journal, 8(3), 11-19. https://doi.org/10.29045/14784726.2023.12.8.3.11

Background: Evidence-based practice (EBP) represents the conscientious and judicious use of the best contemporaneous evidence in partnership with patient values and clinical expertise to guide healthcare professionals. As a result, EBP is a recommend... Read More about Ambulance clinicians implementing evidence-based practice: Mind the gap! Attitudes, perceptions and experiences of student paramedics.

Challenges to wellbeing amongst clinical academic health professionals (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Jennings, A., Galpin, K., Smith, L., Jarvis, C., & Bellaouaied, M. (2023, November). Challenges to wellbeing amongst clinical academic health professionals. Paper presented at Developing and Celebrating a Research Skilled Workforce Conference 2023, University of Plymouth

Background: The Covid-19 pandemic exacerbated the toll on the NHS of a decade of austerity and increasing demand from an aging population with talk of giving attention to staff wellbeing. In the literature, employee wellbeing is clearly recognized... Read More about Challenges to wellbeing amongst clinical academic health professionals.