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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).

Prevalence, impact and care of foot problems in people with rheumatoid arthritis: Results from a United Kingdom based cross-sectional survey (2017)
Journal Article
Wilson, O., Hewlett, S., Woodburn, J., Pollock, J., & Kirwan, J. (2017). Prevalence, impact and care of foot problems in people with rheumatoid arthritis: Results from a United Kingdom based cross-sectional survey. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 10(1), 46. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13047-017-0229-y

© 2017 The Author(s). Background: Foot symptoms in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) derive from a combination of inflammation, altered foot mechanics, deformity and secondary skin lesions. Guidelines recommend regular review of patients' feet, but the exten... Read More about Prevalence, impact and care of foot problems in people with rheumatoid arthritis: Results from a United Kingdom based cross-sectional survey.

Development and testing of candidate items for inclusion in a new rheumatoid arthritis stiffness patient-reported outcome measure (2017)
Journal Article
Kirwan, J. R., Halls, S., Dures, E., Pollock, J., Baker, G., Edmunds, A., & Hewlett, S. (2018). Development and testing of candidate items for inclusion in a new rheumatoid arthritis stiffness patient-reported outcome measure. Rheumatology, 57(2), 263-272. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kex085

© The Author 2017. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the British Society for Rheumatology. All rights reserved. Objective. To qualitatively develop and test a set of candidate items for a new RA stiffness patientreported outcome measu... Read More about Development and testing of candidate items for inclusion in a new rheumatoid arthritis stiffness patient-reported outcome measure.

Patients’ Perspectives on the Psychological Impact of Inflammatory Arthritis and Meeting the Associated Support Needs: Open-Ended Responses in a Multi-Centre Survey (2016)
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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.

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.

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.

Thermoregulatory effects of swaddling in Mongolia: A randomised controlled study (2015)
Journal Article
Blair, P. S., Tsogt, B., Manaseki-Holland, S., Pollock, J., Blair, P. S., & Fleming, P. (2016). Thermoregulatory effects of swaddling in Mongolia: A randomised controlled study. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 101(2), 152-160. https://doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2014-307908

Objective To investigate thermal balance of infants in a Mongolian winter, and compare the effects of traditional swaddling with an infant sleeping-bag in apartments or traditional tents (Gers). Design A substudy within a randomised controlled trial.... Read More about Thermoregulatory effects of swaddling in Mongolia: A randomised controlled study.

Evidence-based intervention for preschool children with primary speech and language impairments: Child Talk - an exploratory mixed-methods study (2015)
Journal Article
Roulstone, S. E., Marshall, J. E., Powell, G. G., Goldbart, J., Wren, Y. E., Coad, J., …Coad, R. A. (2015). Evidence-based intervention for preschool children with primary speech and language impairments: Child Talk - an exploratory mixed-methods study. Programme Grants for Applied Research, 3(5),

Background The Child Talk study aimed to develop an evidence-based framework to support the decision-making of speech and language therapists (SLTs) as they design and plan interventions appropriate to the needs of individual children with primary s... Read More about Evidence-based intervention for preschool children with primary speech and language impairments: Child Talk - an exploratory mixed-methods study.

Remote ischaemic preconditioning versus sham procedure for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: An external feasibility randomized controlled trial (2015)
Journal Article
Rogers, C. A., Mitchell, D. C., Mouton, R., Pollock, J., Soar, J., Mitchell, D. C., & Rogers, C. (2015). Remote ischaemic preconditioning versus sham procedure for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: An external feasibility randomized controlled trial. Trials, 16(1), 377. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-015-0899-3

© 2015 Mouton et al. Background: Despite advances in perioperative care, elective abdominal aorta aneurysm (AAA) repair carries significant morbidity and mortality. Remote ischaemic preconditioning (RIC) is a physiological phenomenon whereby a brief... Read More about Remote ischaemic preconditioning versus sham procedure for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: An external feasibility randomized controlled trial.

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.

A Q-methodology study of flare help-seeking behaviours and different experiences of daily life in rheumatoid arthritis (2014)
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Hughes, R., Richards, P., Flurey, C. A., Flurey, C. A., Morris, M., Pollock, J., …Hewlett, S. (2014). A Q-methodology study of flare help-seeking behaviours and different experiences of daily life in rheumatoid arthritis. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 15(1), 364. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2474-15-364

© 2014 Lin et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. Background: Previous studies have not addressed rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients' help-seeking behaviours for RA flares, and only one small qualitative study has addressed how patients experience dail... Read More about A Q-methodology study of flare help-seeking behaviours and different experiences of daily life in rheumatoid arthritis.

How actively do children travel to their pre-school setting? (2014)
Journal Article
Oxford, L., & Pollock, J. (2014). How actively do children travel to their pre-school setting?. Journal of Transport and Health, 2(2), 151-159. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2015.02.002

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. Background: Physical activity in early childhood can impact favourably on later child and adult health and walking or cycling for transport, otherwise known as 'active travel', is recommended as a way of increasing activity level... Read More about How actively do children travel to their pre-school setting?.

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation as an adjunct to education and exercise for knee osteoarthritis: A randomized controlled trial (2014)
Journal Article
Cramp, F., Palmer, S., Domaille, M., Cramp, F. (., Walsh, N., Pollock, J., …Johnson, M. I. (2014). Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation as an adjunct to education and exercise for knee osteoarthritis: A randomized controlled trial. Arthritis Care and Research, 66(3), 387-394. https://doi.org/10.1002/acr.22147

Objective To determine the additional effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for knee osteoarthritis (OA) when combined with a group education and exercise program (knee group). Methods The study was a randomized, sham-controll... Read More about Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation as an adjunct to education and exercise for knee osteoarthritis: A randomized controlled trial.

Exercise and self-management for people with chronic knee, hip or lower back pain: A cluster randomised controlled trial of clinical and cost-effectiveness. Study protocol (2013)
Journal Article
Gooberman-Hill, R., Hampson, L., Cramp, F., Walsh, N., Cramp, F. (., Palmer, S., …Hurley, M. (2013). Exercise and self-management for people with chronic knee, hip or lower back pain: A cluster randomised controlled trial of clinical and cost-effectiveness. Study protocol. Physiotherapy, 99(4), 352-357. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2012.09.002

Objectives: Chronic musculoskeletal pain and osteoarthritis can significantly limit the functional independence of individuals, and given that 25% of the population experience these problems, the socioeconomic impact is immense. Exercise and self-man... Read More about Exercise and self-management for people with chronic knee, hip or lower back pain: A cluster randomised controlled trial of clinical and cost-effectiveness. Study protocol.

RA flares: Inflammatory or avalanche? (2013)
Presentation / Conference
Flurey, C. A., Morris, M., Pollock, J., Richards, P., Hughes, R., & Hewlett, S. (2013, October). RA flares: Inflammatory or avalanche?. Poster presented at 2013 American College of Rheumatology Conference

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.


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