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Group cognitive–behavioural programme to reduce the impact of rheumatoid arthritis fatigue: The RAFT RCT with economic and qualitative evaluations (2019)
Journal Article
Hewlett, S., Almeida, C., Ambler, N., Blair, P. S., Choy, E., Dures, E., …Pollock, J. (2019). Group cognitive–behavioural programme to reduce the impact of rheumatoid arthritis fatigue: The RAFT RCT with economic and qualitative evaluations. Health Technology Assessment, 23(57), 1-130. https://doi.org/10.3310/hta23570

BACKGROUND: Fatigue is a major problem in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). There is evidence for the clinical effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) delivered by clinical psychologists, but few rheumatology units have psychologists. OBJECTIVE... Read More about Group cognitive–behavioural programme to reduce the impact of rheumatoid arthritis fatigue: The RAFT RCT with economic and qualitative evaluations.

Reducing arthritis fatigue impact: Two-year randomised controlled trial of cognitive behavioural approaches by rheumatology teams (RAFT) (2019)
Journal Article
Hewlett, S., Almeida, C., Ambler, N., Blair, P. S., Choy, E. H., Dures, E., …Pollock, J. (2019). Reducing arthritis fatigue impact: Two-year randomised controlled trial of cognitive behavioural approaches by rheumatology teams (RAFT). Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 78(4), 465-472. https://doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-214469

© Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2019. Objectives To see if a group course delivered by rheumatology teams using cognitive-behavioural approaches, plus usual care, reduced RA fatigue impact more than usual care alone. Methods Multicentre, 2-year ra... Read More about Reducing arthritis fatigue impact: Two-year randomised controlled trial of cognitive behavioural approaches by rheumatology teams (RAFT).

Multinational Qualitative Research Study Exploring the Patient Experience of Raynaud's Phenomenon in Systemic Sclerosis (2017)
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Robson, J., Pauling, J. D., Domsic, R. T., Saketkoo, L. A., Almeida, C., Withey, J., …Hewlett, S. (2018). Multinational Qualitative Research Study Exploring the Patient Experience of Raynaud's Phenomenon in Systemic Sclerosis. Arthritis Care and Research, 70(9), 1373-1384. https://doi.org/10.1002/acr.23475

© 2017, American College of Rheumatology Objective: Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) is the most common manifestation of systemic sclerosis (SSc). RP is an episodic phenomenon, not easily assessed in the clinic, leading to reliance on self-report. A thoroug... Read More about Multinational Qualitative Research Study Exploring the Patient Experience of Raynaud's Phenomenon in Systemic Sclerosis.

Patients’ Perspectives on the Psychological Impact of Inflammatory Arthritis and Meeting the Associated Support Needs: Open-Ended Responses in a Multi-Centre Survey (2016)
Journal Article
Morris, M., Ambler, N., Caesley, J., Peterson, A., Fraser, I., Dures, E., …Pollock, J. (2017). Patients’ Perspectives on the Psychological Impact of Inflammatory Arthritis and Meeting the Associated Support Needs: Open-Ended Responses in a Multi-Centre Survey. Musculoskeletal Care, 15(3), 175-185. https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1159

Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Objectives: Psychological support for inflammatory arthritis is recommended in rheumatology treatment guidelines. Previous research found that high numbers of patients would access such support but that prov... Read More about Patients’ Perspectives on the Psychological Impact of Inflammatory Arthritis and Meeting the Associated Support Needs: Open-Ended Responses in a Multi-Centre Survey.

Biologic interventions for fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis (2016)
Journal Article
Almeida, C., Choy, E. H., Hewlett, S., Kirwan, J. R., Cramp, F., Chalder, T., …Christensen, R. (2016). Biologic interventions for fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 6(6), CD008334. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD008334.pub2

BACKGROUND: Fatigue is a common and potentially distressing symptom for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), with no accepted evidence-based management guidelines. Evidence suggests that biologic interventions improve symptoms and signs in RA... Read More about Biologic interventions for fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis.

Item Development and Face Validity of the Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient Priorities in Pharmacological Interventions Outcome Measures (2016)
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Sanderson, T., Kirwan, J., Almeida, C., Morris, M., Noddings, R., & Hewlett, S. (2016). Item Development and Face Validity of the Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient Priorities in Pharmacological Interventions Outcome Measures. Patient, 9(2), 103-115. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40271-015-0130-3

© 2015, Springer International Publishing Switzerland. Background: The assessment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is dominated by core sets and indices that have been developed by RA professionals. Previous research developed a set of eight priority tre... Read More about Item Development and Face Validity of the Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient Priorities in Pharmacological Interventions Outcome Measures.

Patient preferences for psychological support in inflammatory arthritis: A multicentre survey (2016)
Journal Article
Dures, E., Almeida, C., Caesley, J., Peterson, A., Ambler, N., Morris, M., …Hewlett, S. (2016). Patient preferences for psychological support in inflammatory arthritis: A multicentre survey. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 75(1), 142-147. https://doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2014-205636

Objectives. Inflammatory arthritis (IA) can lead to anxiety, depression, pain and fatigue. Psychological support can improve quality of life and selfmanagement; and European and American guidelines recommend support be offered. This study examined pa... Read More about Patient preferences for psychological support in inflammatory arthritis: A multicentre survey.

A survey of psychological support provision for people with inflammatory arthritis in secondary care in England (2016)
Journal Article
Dures, E., Almeida, C., Caesley, J., Peterson, A., Ambler, N., Morris, M., …Hewlett, S. (2016). A survey of psychological support provision for people with inflammatory arthritis in secondary care in England. Musculoskeletal Care, 12(3), 173-181. https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1071

© 2014 The Authors. Objectives: The consequences of inflammatory arthritis can include depression, anxiety and low mood, reducing patients' quality of life and increasing pressure on the healthcare system. Treatment guidelines recommend psychological... Read More about A survey of psychological support provision for people with inflammatory arthritis in secondary care in England.

Protocol for a randomised controlled trial for Reducing Arthritis Fatigue by clinical Teams (RAFT) using cognitive-behavioural approaches (2015)
Journal Article
Plummer, Z., Dures, E., Almeida, C., Hewlett, S., Hewlett, S., Ambler, N., …Pollock, J. (2015). Protocol for a randomised controlled trial for Reducing Arthritis Fatigue by clinical Teams (RAFT) using cognitive-behavioural approaches. BMJ Open, 5(8), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009061

Introduction: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) fatigue is distressing, leading to unmanageable physical and cognitive exhaustion impacting on health, leisure and work. Group cognitive-behavioural (CB) therapy delivered by a clinical psychologist demonstrate... Read More about Protocol for a randomised controlled trial for Reducing Arthritis Fatigue by clinical Teams (RAFT) using cognitive-behavioural approaches.

Non-pharmacological interventions for fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis (2013)
Journal Article
Cramp, F., Cramp, F. (., Hewlett, S., Almeida, C., Kirwan, J. R., Choy, E. H., …Christensen, R. (2013). Non-pharmacological interventions for fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2013(8), https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD008322.pub2

© 2013 The Cochrane Collaboration. Background: Fatigue is a common and potentially distressing symptom for people with rheumatoid arthritis with no accepted evidence based management guidelines. Non-pharmacological interventions, such as physical act... Read More about Non-pharmacological interventions for fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis.

"They didn't tell us, they made us work it out ourselves": Patient perspectives of a cognitive-behavioral program for rheumatoid arthritis fatigue (2012)
Journal Article
Hewlett, S., Swinkels, A., Morris, M., Hammond, A., Almeida, C., Kitchen, K., …Hewlett, S. (2012). "They didn't tell us, they made us work it out ourselves": Patient perspectives of a cognitive-behavioral program for rheumatoid arthritis fatigue. Arthritis and Rheumatism, 64(4), 494-501. https://doi.org/10.1002/acr.21562

Objective. Fatigue is an overwhelming rheumatoid arthritis (RA) symptom caused by interacting clinical and psychosocial factors. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) addresses links between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and uses cognitive restructu... Read More about "They didn't tell us, they made us work it out ourselves": Patient perspectives of a cognitive-behavioral program for rheumatoid arthritis fatigue.

Self-management of fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis: A randomised controlled trial of group cognitive-behavioural therapy (2011)
Journal Article
Hewlett, S., Ambler, N., Almeida, C., Cliss, A., Hammond, A., Kitchen, K., …Pollock, J. (2011). Self-management of fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis: A randomised controlled trial of group cognitive-behavioural therapy. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 70(6), 1060-1067. https://doi.org/10.1136/ard.2010.144691

Objectives To investigate the effect of group cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for fatigue self-management, compared with groups receiving fatigue information alone, on fatigue impact among people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods Two-arm, p... Read More about Self-management of fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis: A randomised controlled trial of group cognitive-behavioural therapy.

Rheumatology education for undergraduate nursing, physiotherapy and occupational therapy students in the UK: Standards, challenges and solutions (2008)
Journal Article
Almeida, C., Richards, P., Kay, L., Ryan, S., Hammond, A., O'Brien, A., …Almeida, C. (2008). Rheumatology education for undergraduate nursing, physiotherapy and occupational therapy students in the UK: Standards, challenges and solutions. Rheumatology, 47(7), 1025-1030. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/ken139

Objectives. Rheumatological conditions are common, thus nurses (Ns) occupational therapists (OTs) and physiotherapists (PTs) require at least basic rheumatology knowledge upon qualifying. The aim of this study was to develop a core set of teaching to... Read More about Rheumatology education for undergraduate nursing, physiotherapy and occupational therapy students in the UK: Standards, challenges and solutions.

Changes in self-efficacy, coping and emotions: Their associations among rheumatoid arthritis patients participating in routine self-management programmes (2005)
Presentation / Conference
Lowe, R., Hewlett, S., Cockshott, Z., Almeida, C., Richards, P., & Kirwan, J. R. (2005, October). Changes in self-efficacy, coping and emotions: Their associations among rheumatoid arthritis patients participating in routine self-management programmes. Poster presented at European Health Psychology Society Annual Conference


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