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The role of non-pharmacological interventions in the management of rheumatoid-arthritis-related fatigue (2019)
Journal Article
Cramp, F. (2019). The role of non-pharmacological interventions in the management of rheumatoid-arthritis-related fatigue. Rheumatology, 58(Supplement_5), v22-v28. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kez310

Non-pharmacological interventions may be beneficial in the management of rheumatoid arthritis related fatigue. A narrative review was undertaken, with a focus upon research published in the past 6 years. Seven studies were identified, four focusing u... Read More about The role of non-pharmacological interventions in the management of rheumatoid-arthritis-related fatigue.

Physiotherapy outcome measures of haemophilia acute bleed episodes: What matters to patients? (2019)
Journal Article
Cramp, F., Bradshaw, E., McClellan, C., & Whybrow, P. (2019). Physiotherapy outcome measures of haemophilia acute bleed episodes: What matters to patients?. Haemophilia, 25(6), 1066-1072. https://doi.org/10.1111/hae.13840

© 2019 John Wiley & Sons Ltd Introduction: The research was conducted at a UK teaching hospital and Haemophilia Comprehensive Care Centre (CCC) as part of a research programme investigating physiotherapy for acute bleed management. Aim: The aim of... Read More about Physiotherapy outcome measures of haemophilia acute bleed episodes: What matters to patients?.

A survey examining the use of mechanical insufflation-exsufflation on adult intensive care units across the UK (2019)
Journal Article
Cramp, F., Swingwood, E., & Tume, L. (in press). A survey examining the use of mechanical insufflation-exsufflation on adult intensive care units across the UK. Journal of the Intensive Care Society, https://doi.org/10.1177/1751143719870121

© The Intensive Care Society 2019. Introduction: Despite potential benefits, it is not known how widely physiotherapists use mechanical insufflation-exsufflation devices on UK adult intensive care units. This survey aimed to describe mechanical insuf... Read More about A survey examining the use of mechanical insufflation-exsufflation on adult intensive care units across the UK.

Developing a group intervention to manage fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis through modifying physical activity (2019)
Journal Article
Salmon, V. E., Hewlett, S., Walsh, N. E., Kirwan, J. R., Morris, M., Urban, M., & Cramp, F. (2019). Developing a group intervention to manage fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis through modifying physical activity. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 20(1), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-019-2558-4

© 2019 The Author(s). Background: Fatigue is a major symptom of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). There is some evidence that physical activity (PA) may be effective in reducing RA fatigue. However, few PA interventions have been designed to manage fatigue... Read More about Developing a group intervention to manage fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis through modifying physical activity.

Matching the perceived benefits of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) for chronic musculoskeletal pain against Patient Reported Outcome Measures using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) (2019)
Journal Article
Gladwell, P. W., Cramp, F., & Palmer, S. (in press). Matching the perceived benefits of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) for chronic musculoskeletal pain against Patient Reported Outcome Measures using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Physiotherapy, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2019.01.017

Background: There is no consensus regarding the effectiveness of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) for chronic musculoskeletal or low back pain. A review of previous trial methodology identified problems with treatment fidelity. Qual... Read More about Matching the perceived benefits of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) for chronic musculoskeletal pain against Patient Reported Outcome Measures using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF).

A qualitative evaluation of the appropriateness, validity, acceptability, feasibility and interpretability of the Bristol Impact of Hypermobility (BIoH) questionnaire (2018)
Journal Article
Manns, S., Cramp, F., Lewis, R., Clark, E. M., & Palmer, S. (2018). A qualitative evaluation of the appropriateness, validity, acceptability, feasibility and interpretability of the Bristol Impact of Hypermobility (BIoH) questionnaire. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, 38, 69-76. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msksp.2018.10.002

© 2018 Elsevier Ltd Background: The Bristol Impact of Hypermobility (BIoH) questionnaire is a condition-specific patient-reported outcome measure developed for adults with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS). It has previously demonstrated strong conc... Read More about A qualitative evaluation of the appropriateness, validity, acceptability, feasibility and interpretability of the Bristol Impact of Hypermobility (BIoH) questionnaire.

Keeping physically active with rheumatoid arthritis: semi-structured interviews to explore patient perspectives, experiences and strategies (2018)
Journal Article
Thomas, R., Hewlett, S., Swales, C., & Cramp, F. (2019). Keeping physically active with rheumatoid arthritis: semi-structured interviews to explore patient perspectives, experiences and strategies. Physiotherapy, 105(3), 378-384. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2018.09.001

© 2018 Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Background: Regular physical activity is safe and beneficial for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) but the majority of people with RA are less active than the general population and have a higher risk of... Read More about Keeping physically active with rheumatoid arthritis: semi-structured interviews to explore patient perspectives, experiences and strategies.

A personal experience of performing a systematic literature review (2018)
Journal Article
Bonfield, M., Fearnside, L., & Cramp, F. (2018). A personal experience of performing a systematic literature review. Journal of Allied Health, 47(3), 167-171

This paper describes the personal experience of two novice reviewers in developing and conducting a systematic literature review (SLR) in the field of medical ultrasound. The review was performed as part of a PhD study by the first author, which requ... Read More about A personal experience of performing a systematic literature review.

The experiences of women receiving brachytherapy for cervical cancer: A systematic literature review (2018)
Journal Article
Humphrey, P., Bennett, C., & Cramp, F. (2018). The experiences of women receiving brachytherapy for cervical cancer: A systematic literature review. Radiography, 24(4), 396-403. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2018.06.002

© 2018 The College of Radiographers Objectives: To determine women's experiences of brachytherapy for cervical cancer. Key findings: Nineteen studies were included for data extraction/synthesis. Twelve studies focussed on psychological issues, seven... Read More about The experiences of women receiving brachytherapy for cervical cancer: A systematic literature review.

Combining a psychological intervention with physiotherapy: A systematic review to determine the effect on physical function and quality of life for adults with chronic pain (2018)
Journal Article
Wilson, S., & Cramp, F. A. (2018). Combining a psychological intervention with physiotherapy: A systematic review to determine the effect on physical function and quality of life for adults with chronic pain. Physical Therapy Reviews, 23(3), 214-226. https://doi.org/10.1080/10833196.2018.1483550

© 2018, © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Background: Chronic pain affects approximately 28 million people in the UK. It does not always respond to conventional curative treatments and can have a devastating impact on an... Read More about Combining a psychological intervention with physiotherapy: A systematic review to determine the effect on physical function and quality of life for adults with chronic pain.

Treatment of fatigue with physical activity and behavioural change support in vasculitis: Study protocol for an open-label randomised controlled feasibility study (2018)
Journal Article
Harper, L., Morgan, M. D., Chanouzas, D., Caulfield, H. K., Coughlan, L., Dean, C., …Daley, A. (2018). Treatment of fatigue with physical activity and behavioural change support in vasculitis: Study protocol for an open-label randomised controlled feasibility study. BMJ Open, 8(10), e023769. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023769

© 2018 Author(s) (or their employer(s)). Introduction Fatigue is a major cause of morbidity, limiting quality of life, in patients with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis (AAV). The aetiology of fatigue is multifactorial; biolo... Read More about Treatment of fatigue with physical activity and behavioural change support in vasculitis: Study protocol for an open-label randomised controlled feasibility study.

The revised Bristol Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue measures and the Rheumatoid Arthritis Impact of Disease scale: Validation in six countries (2017)
Journal Article
Hagel, S., Carmona, L., Cramp, F., Petersson, I. F., Hewlett, S., Kirwan, J., …Gossec, L. (2018). The revised Bristol Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue measures and the Rheumatoid Arthritis Impact of Disease scale: Validation in six countries. Rheumatology, 57(2), 300-308. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kex370

© The Author 2017. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the British Society for Rheumatology. All rights reserved. Objective. To evaluate the Bristol Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue Multidimensional Questionnaire (BRAFMDQ), the revised Bris... Read More about The revised Bristol Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue measures and the Rheumatoid Arthritis Impact of Disease scale: Validation in six countries.

Test-retest reliability and smallest detectable change of the Bristol Impact of Hypermobility (BIoH) questionnaire (2017)
Journal Article
Palmer, S., Manns, S., Cramp, F. A., Lewis, R., & Clark, E. M. (2017). Test-retest reliability and smallest detectable change of the Bristol Impact of Hypermobility (BIoH) questionnaire. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, 32, 64-69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msksp.2017.08.007

© 2017 Elsevier Ltd Objective The Bristol Impact of Hypermobility (BIoH) questionnaire is a patient-reported outcome measure developed in conjunction with adults with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS). It has demonstrated strong concurrent validity... Read More about Test-retest reliability and smallest detectable change of the Bristol Impact of Hypermobility (BIoH) questionnaire.

Physical activity interventions for fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review (2017)
Journal Article
Cramp, F., Walsh, N. E., Salmon, V. E., Hewlett, S., Walsh, N., Kirwan, J. R., & Cramp, F. A. (2017). Physical activity interventions for fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review. Physical Therapy Reviews, 22(1-2), 12-22. https://doi.org/10.1080/10833196.2016.1277454

© 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Background: Fatigue is a major symptom of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and the need for effective interventions is evident. Programmes based upon physical activity (PA) have been shown to i... Read More about Physical activity interventions for fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review.

Problems, solutions, and strategies reported by users of TENS for chronic musculoskeletal pain: A qualitative exploration using patient interviews (2016)
Journal Article
Gladwell, P., Badlan, K., Cramp, F. (., & Palmer, S. (2016). Problems, solutions, and strategies reported by users of TENS for chronic musculoskeletal pain: A qualitative exploration using patient interviews. Physical Therapy, 96(7), 1039-1048. https://doi.org/10.2522/ptj.20150272

BACKGROUND: Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) could offer a non-drug form of pain relief, but there is no consensus regarding its effectiveness for chronic musculoskeletal pain or chronic low back pain. A recent review of previous t... Read More about Problems, solutions, and strategies reported by users of TENS for chronic musculoskeletal pain: A qualitative exploration using patient interviews.

Consensus on exercise reporting template (Cert): Modified delphi study (2016)
Journal Article
Lauret, G. J., Regnaux, J. P., Petersen, T., Cramp, F., Slade, S. C., Dionne, C. E., …White, C. (2016). Consensus on exercise reporting template (Cert): Modified delphi study. Physical Therapy, 96(10), 1514-1524. https://doi.org/10.2522/ptj.20150668

© 2016 American Physical Therapy Association. Background. Exercise interventions are often incompletely described in reports of clinical trials, hampering evaluation of results and replication and implementation into practice. Objective. The aim of t... Read More about Consensus on exercise reporting template (Cert): Modified delphi study.

The feasibility of a randomised controlled trial of physiotherapy for adults with joint hypermobility syndrome (2016)
Journal Article
Cramp, F., Rimes, K. A., Palmer, S., Cramp, F. (., Clark, E., Lewis, R., …Horwood, J. (2016). The feasibility of a randomised controlled trial of physiotherapy for adults with joint hypermobility syndrome. Health Technology Assessment, 20(47), 1-290. https://doi.org/10.3310/hta20470

© Queen’s Printer and Controller of HMSO 2016. Background: Joint hypermobility syndrome (JHS) is a heritable disorder associated with laxity and pain in multiple joints. Physiotherapy is the mainstay of treatment, but there is little research investi... Read More about The feasibility of a randomised controlled trial of physiotherapy for adults with joint hypermobility syndrome.

Development and initial validation of the Bristol Impact of Hypermobility questionnaire (2016)
Journal Article
Gould, G., Lewis, R., Cramp, F., Palmer, S., Palmer, S., Cramp, F. (., …Clark, E. M. (2017). Development and initial validation of the Bristol Impact of Hypermobility questionnaire. Physiotherapy, 103(2), 186-192. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2016.04.002

© 2016 Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Objectives Stage 1 – to identify the impact of joint hypermobility syndrome (JHS) on adults; Stage 2 – to develop a questionnaire to assess the impact of JHS; and Stage 3 – to undertake item reduction and est... Read More about Development and initial validation of the Bristol Impact of Hypermobility questionnaire.

Physiotherapy for adults with joint hypermobility syndrome: A pilot randomised controlled trial (2016)
Journal Article
Palmer, S., Cramp, F. (., Clark, E. M., Lewis, R., Brookes, S., Hollingworth, W., …Horwood, J. (2016). Physiotherapy for adults with joint hypermobility syndrome: A pilot randomised controlled trial. Rheumatology, 55(S1), i112-i113. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kew130.007

Background: Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS) is a heritable disorder associated with laxity and pain in multiple joints. Physiotherapy is the mainstay of treatment but there is little research investigating its effectiveness. The aim of this study... Read More about Physiotherapy for adults with joint hypermobility syndrome: A pilot randomised controlled trial.

Biologic interventions for fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis (2016)
Journal Article
Cramp, F., Kirwan, J. R., Choy, E. H., Almeida, C., Choy, E., Hewlett, S., …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.