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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)
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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.

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, 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.

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.

Deep vein thrombosis resolution, recurrence and post-thrombotic syndrome: A prospective observational study protocol (2016)
Journal Article
Cramp, F., Bonfield, M., Pollock, J., Bonfield, M., Cramp, F. A., & Pollock, J. (2016). Deep vein thrombosis resolution, recurrence and post-thrombotic syndrome: A prospective observational study protocol. BMC Hematology, 16(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12878-016-0063-7

© 2016 The Author(s) Background: Reasons for the variation in response of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) to anticoagulation treatmenot known. Some patients develop complications such as post-thrombotic syndrome or recurrent DVT but othmake a full recover... Read More about Deep vein thrombosis resolution, recurrence and post-thrombotic syndrome: A prospective observational study protocol.

The role of physical activity and psychological coping strategies in the management of painful diabetic neuropathy - A systematic review of the literature (2015)
Journal Article
McCabe, C. S., Cramp, F., Davies, B., Cramp, F. (., Gauntlett-Gilbert, J., Wynick, D., & McCabe, C. (2015). The role of physical activity and psychological coping strategies in the management of painful diabetic neuropathy - A systematic review of the literature. Physiotherapy, 101(4), 319-326. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2015.04.003

© 2015 Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Background: Diabetes is rising in prevalence; painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) is one complication of diabetes. PDN is primarily managed with medication but analgesic failure is common and people remain in... Read More about The role of physical activity and psychological coping strategies in the management of painful diabetic neuropathy - A systematic review of the literature.

Behaviour change interventions to promote physical activity in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review (2015)
Journal Article
Larkin, L., Gallagher, S., Cramp, F. (., Brand, C., Fraser, A., & Kennedy, N. (2015). Behaviour change interventions to promote physical activity in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review. Rheumatology International, 35(10), 1631-1640. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00296-015-3292-3

© 2015, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. Research has shown that people who have rheumatoid arthritis (RA) do not usually participate in enough physical activity to obtain the benefits of optimal physical activity levels, including quality of life,... Read More about Behaviour change interventions to promote physical activity in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review.

The biology of cancer-related fatigue: a review of the literature (2015)
Journal Article
Cramp, F., Saligan, L. N., Olson, K., Filler, K., Larkin, D., Cramp, F. (., …Mustian, K. (2015). The biology of cancer-related fatigue: a review of the literature. Supportive Care in Cancer, 23(8), 2461-2478. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-015-2763-0

© 2015, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg (Outside the USA). Purpose: Understanding the etiology of cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is critical to identify targets to develop therapies to reduce CRF burden. The goal of this systematic review was to expa... Read More about The biology of cancer-related fatigue: a review of the literature.

Physical activity engagement in early rheumatoid arthritis: a qualitative study to inform intervention development (2015)
Journal Article
Cramp, F., Walsh, N. E., Haase, A. M., Withall, J., Haase, A., Walsh, N., …Cramp, F. (. (2016). Physical activity engagement in early rheumatoid arthritis: a qualitative study to inform intervention development. Physiotherapy, 102(3), 264-271. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2015.07.002

© 2015 Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Background Physical activity (PA) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is lower than in the general population. PA can improve physical function in RA, decrease chronic inflammation and reduce pain, wit... Read More about Physical activity engagement in early rheumatoid arthritis: a qualitative study to inform intervention development.

Diagnosis, management and assessment of adults with joint hypermobility syndrome: A UK-wide survey of physiotherapy practice (2015)
Journal Article
Palmer, S., Cramp, F. (., Lewis, R., Muhammad, S., & Clark, E. (2015). Diagnosis, management and assessment of adults with joint hypermobility syndrome: A UK-wide survey of physiotherapy practice. Musculoskeletal Care, 13(2), 101-111. https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1091

Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS) is a heritable disorder associated with excessive joint range of motion and pain in the absence of inflammatory joint disease. It is a relatively common cause of musculoskeletal pain but is generally understood to b... Read More about Diagnosis, management and assessment of adults with joint hypermobility syndrome: A UK-wide survey of physiotherapy practice.

Development of a physical activity programme for people with recently diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis (2015)
Journal Article
Cramp, F. A., Withall, J., Haase, A., Walsh, N., Young, A., & Hewlett, S. (2015). Development of a physical activity programme for people with recently diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 74(Supp 2), 1336. https://doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2015-eular.1647

Background People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are less physically active (PA) than the general population and lower PA levels are associated with work disability, reduced physical function and co-morbidities. This suggests an urgent need to identi... Read More about Development of a physical activity programme for people with recently diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis.

Direct and indirect benefits reported by users of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for chronic musculoskeletal pain: Qualitative exploration using patient interviews (2015)
Journal Article
Gladwell, P. W., Badlan, K., Cramp, F. (., & Palmer, S. (2015). Direct and indirect benefits reported by users of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for chronic musculoskeletal pain: Qualitative exploration using patient interviews. Physical Therapy, 95(11), 1518-1528. https://doi.org/10.2522/ptj.20140120

© 2015 American Physical Therapy Association. Background. There is no consensus regarding the effectiveness of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for management of chronic musculoskeletal pain or chronic low back pain. A recent review... Read More about Direct and indirect benefits reported by users of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for chronic musculoskeletal pain: Qualitative exploration using patient interviews.

Diagnosis, management and assessment of adults with joint hypermobility syndrome: A UK-wide survey of physiotherapy practice (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Palmer, S., Cramp, F. (., Lewis, R., Muhammad, S., & Clark, E. (2014, October). Diagnosis, management and assessment of adults with joint hypermobility syndrome: A UK-wide survey of physiotherapy practice. Poster presented at Physiotherapy UK 2014

Purpose: This study aimed to identify how Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS) is diagnosed, managed and assessed in routine physiotherapy practice. Relevance: JHS is a heritable disorder associated with excessive joint range of motion and pain in the... Read More about Diagnosis, management and assessment of adults with joint hypermobility syndrome: A UK-wide survey of physiotherapy practice.