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AB0834 Development of a conceptual framework for a patient reported outcome measure to capture patients’ perceptions of glucocorticoid therapy during treatment for rheumatic diseases (2021)
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Bridgewater, S., Dawson, J., Ndosi, M., Black, R. J., Cheah, J. T. L., Dures, E., …Robson, J. (2021). AB0834 Development of a conceptual framework for a patient reported outcome measure to capture patients’ perceptions of glucocorticoid therapy during treatment for rheumatic diseases. https://doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2021-eular.164

P200 Acceptability of a brief fatigue intervention for patients with inflammatory arthritis: a qualitative process evaluation (2021)
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Berry, A., Bridgewater, S., Abbott, B., Adams, J., & Dures, E. (2021). P200 Acceptability of a brief fatigue intervention for patients with inflammatory arthritis: a qualitative process evaluation. Rheumatology, 60(S1), https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/keab247.195

Abstract Background/Aims  Patients with inflammatory arthritis report fatigue as a primary symptom that affects everyday life. FREE-IA (Fatigue - Reducing its Effects through individualised support Episodes in Inflammatory Arthritis) is a feasibi... Read More about P200 Acceptability of a brief fatigue intervention for patients with inflammatory arthritis: a qualitative process evaluation.

O26 Testing an intervention to reduce fatigue impact in inflammatory arthritis: Design and outcomes of a single-arm feasibility study (2021)
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Bridgewater, S., Lomax, J., Abbott, B., Adams, J., Berry, A., Creanor, S., …Dures, E. (2021). O26 Testing an intervention to reduce fatigue impact in inflammatory arthritis: Design and outcomes of a single-arm feasibility study. Rheumatology, 60(S1), https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/keab246.025

Background/Aims Patients with inflammatory arthritis report that fatigue can be a challenging symptom to manage, with little support available. In response, we developed a brief one-to-one cognitive-behavioural manualised intervention, delivered by r... Read More about O26 Testing an intervention to reduce fatigue impact in inflammatory arthritis: Design and outcomes of a single-arm feasibility study.

Rheumatology patients’ perceptions of patient activation and the Patient Activation Measure: A qualitative interview study (2021)
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Jones, B., Hunt, A., Hewlett, S., Harcourt, D., & Dures, E. (in press). Rheumatology patients’ perceptions of patient activation and the Patient Activation Measure: A qualitative interview study. Musculoskeletal Care, https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1555

Introduction: An important aspect of self-management is patient activation (the skills, abilities and confidence someone uses to actively manage their health). The dominant method of capturing patient activation is the Patient Activation Measure (PAM... Read More about Rheumatology patients’ perceptions of patient activation and the Patient Activation Measure: A qualitative interview study.

Brachytherapy for locally advanced cervical cancer: A survey of UK provision of care and support (2021)
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Humphrey, P., Dures, E., Hoskin, P., & Cramp, F. (2021). Brachytherapy for locally advanced cervical cancer: A survey of UK provision of care and support. Radiotherapy and Oncology, 159, 60-66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radonc.2021.03.007

Background and purpose: Gynaecological brachytherapy can cause anxiety, distress and discomfort. It is not known how variation in delivery impacts women's experiences. To inform future research an online survey was carried out to identify variations... Read More about Brachytherapy for locally advanced cervical cancer: A survey of UK provision of care and support.

Patient perceptions of health-related quality of life in giant cell arteritis; international development of a disease-specific Patient-Reported Outcome Measure (2021)
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Robson, J., Almeida, C., Dawson, J., Bromhead, A., Dures, E., Guly, C., …Hill, C. (2021). Patient perceptions of health-related quality of life in giant cell arteritis; international development of a disease-specific Patient-Reported Outcome Measure. Rheumatology, https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/keab076

Objectives Giant cell arteritis is a large vessel vasculitis presenting with headache, jaw claudication, musculoskeletal and visual involvement. Current treatment is glucocorticoids and anti-IL6 Tocilizumab in refractory disease. The objective of t... Read More about Patient perceptions of health-related quality of life in giant cell arteritis; international development of a disease-specific Patient-Reported Outcome Measure.

2020 EULAR points to consider for the prevention, screening, assessment and management of non-adherence to treatment in people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases for use in clinical practice (2020)
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Ritschl, V., Stamm, T. A., Aletaha, D., Bijlsma, J. W. J., Böhm, P., Dragoi, R. G., …Van Den Bemt, B. J. F. (2021). 2020 EULAR points to consider for the prevention, screening, assessment and management of non-adherence to treatment in people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases for use in clinical practice. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 80(6), 707-713. https://doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2020-218986

Background Non-adherence to treatment could preclude reaching an optimal outcome. Thirty to 80% of patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) do not adhere to the agreed treatment. Objectives The objective was to establish points to... Read More about 2020 EULAR points to consider for the prevention, screening, assessment and management of non-adherence to treatment in people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases for use in clinical practice.

Prevention, screening, assessing and managing of non-adherent behaviour in people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases: Systematic reviews informing the 2020 EULAR points to consider (2020)
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Ritschl, V., Stamm, T. A., Aletaha, D., Bijlsma, J. W. J., Böhm, P., Dragoi, R., …de Thurah, A. (2020). Prevention, screening, assessing and managing of non-adherent behaviour in people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases: Systematic reviews informing the 2020 EULAR points to consider. RMD Open, 6(3), e001432. https://doi.org/10.1136/rmdopen-2020-001432

© Objective To analyse how non-adherence to prescribed treatments might be prevented, screened, assessed and managed in people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs). Methods An overview of systematic reviews (SR) was performed in four b... Read More about Prevention, screening, assessing and managing of non-adherent behaviour in people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases: Systematic reviews informing the 2020 EULAR points to consider.

Psychological and self-management support for people with vasculitis or connective tissue diseases: UK health professionals' perspectives (2020)
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Austin, K., Robson, J. C., Shepherd, M., Harper, L., Ndosi, M., Flurey, C., …Dures, E. (2020). Psychological and self-management support for people with vasculitis or connective tissue diseases: UK health professionals' perspectives. Rheumatology Advances in Practice, 4(2), https://doi.org/10.1093/rap/rkaa016

© The Author(s) 2020. Objectives. CTD and systemic vasculitis impact on health-related quality of life. Treatment can be complex, involving multiple medical specialities. The aim of this study was to investigate psychological and self-management supp... Read More about Psychological and self-management support for people with vasculitis or connective tissue diseases: UK health professionals' perspectives.

Mixed methods study of clinicians' perspectives on barriers to implementation of treat to target in psoriatic arthritis (2020)
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Dures, E., Taylor, J., Shepperd, S., Mukherjee, S., Robson, J., Vlaev, I., …Coates, L. C. (2020). Mixed methods study of clinicians' perspectives on barriers to implementation of treat to target in psoriatic arthritis. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 79(8), 1031-1036. https://doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2020-217301

Objectives: In treat to target (T2T), the patient is treated to reach and maintain specified and sequentially measured goals, such as remission or low disease activity. T2T in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) has demonstrated improved clinical and patient-r... Read More about Mixed methods study of clinicians' perspectives on barriers to implementation of treat to target in psoriatic arthritis.

Hip and knee replacements: Should we follow them up? A survey of orthopaedic health professionals (2020)
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Rose, A., Dures, E., & Smith, L. K. (2020). Hip and knee replacements: Should we follow them up? A survey of orthopaedic health professionals. Musculoskeletal Care, 18(1), 74-80. https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1427

The aim of this study was to collect evidence on the current view of orthopaedic health professionals on follow-up services after hip or knee replacement. It consisted of a short survey that was distributed, following ethical approval, at the British... Read More about Hip and knee replacements: Should we follow them up? A survey of orthopaedic health professionals.

A biopsychosocial network model of fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis: A systematic review (2019)
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Geenen, R., & Dures, E. (2019). A biopsychosocial network model of fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis: A systematic review. Rheumatology, 58(Supplement_5), v10-v21. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kez403

Fatigue in RA is prevalent, intrusive and disabling. We propose a network model of fatigue encompassing multiple and mutually interacting biological, psychological and social factors. Guided by this model, we reviewed the literature to offer a compre... Read More about A biopsychosocial network model of fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis: A systematic review.

Group cognitive–behavioural programme to reduce the impact of rheumatoid arthritis fatigue: The RAFT RCT with economic and qualitative evaluations (2019)
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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), 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.

Diagnosis and initial management in psoriatic arthritis: A qualitative study with patients (2019)
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Dures, E., Bowen, C., Brooke, M., Lord, J., Tillett, W., McHugh, N., & Hewlett, S. (2019). Diagnosis and initial management in psoriatic arthritis: A qualitative study with patients. Rheumatology Advances in Practice, 3(2), https://doi.org/10.1093/rap/rkz022

Objectives. PsA is an inflammatory condition that can cause pain, fatigue, swelling and joint stiffness. The consequences include impaired physical function, a high psychosocial burden, reduced quality of life and work disability. The presenting sym... Read More about Diagnosis and initial management in psoriatic arthritis: A qualitative study with patients.

Training and delivery of a novel fatigue intervention: a qualitative study of rheumatology health-care professionals’ experiences (2019)
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Dures, E., Rooke, C., Hammond, A., & Hewlett, S. (2019). Training and delivery of a novel fatigue intervention: a qualitative study of rheumatology health-care professionals’ experiences. Rheumatology Advances in Practice, 3(2), https://doi.org/10.1093/rap/rkz032

Objectives Successful, non-pharmacological research interventions are challenging to implement in clinical practice. The aim of the study was to understand the experiences of rheumatology nurses and occupational therapists (tutors) delivering a nove... Read More about Training and delivery of a novel fatigue intervention: a qualitative study of rheumatology health-care professionals’ experiences.

The experience of people with rheumatoid arthritis living with fatigue: A qualitative metasynthesis (2019)
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Primdahl, J., Hegelund, A., Lorenzen, A. G., Løppenthin, K., Dures, E., & Esbensen, B. A. (2019). The experience of people with rheumatoid arthritis living with fatigue: A qualitative metasynthesis. BMJ Open, 9(3), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024338

Objectives To identify, appraise and synthesise qualitative studies on the experience of living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)-related fatigue. Methods We conducted a qualitative metasynthesis encompassing a systematic literature search in Febr... Read More about The experience of people with rheumatoid arthritis living with fatigue: A qualitative metasynthesis.

Reducing arthritis fatigue impact: Two-year randomised controlled trial of cognitive behavioural approaches by rheumatology teams (RAFT) (2019)
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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).

Exploring the illness representations of people with psoriatic arthritis: A secondary analysis of focus group data (2018)
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Erskine, G., Dures, E., McHugh, N., & Hewlett, S. (2018). Exploring the illness representations of people with psoriatic arthritis: A secondary analysis of focus group data. Rheumatology Advances in Practice, 2(2), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1093/rap/rky023

© The Author(s) 2018. Background. PsA is an inflammatory arthritis associated with psoriasis, affecting the joints and connective tissue. According to the common-sense model (CSM), patients develop illness beliefs when faced with new symptoms, which... Read More about Exploring the illness representations of people with psoriatic arthritis: A secondary analysis of focus group data.