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Facilitating activity and self-management for people with arthritic knee, hip or lower back pain (FASA): A cluster randomised controlled trial (2020)
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Walsh, N., Jones, L., Phillips, S., Thomas, R., Odondi, L., Palmer, S., …Hurley, M. (2020). Facilitating activity and self-management for people with arthritic knee, hip or lower back pain (FASA): A cluster randomised controlled trial. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, 50, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msksp.2020.102271

Chronic musculoskeletal pain including osteoarthritis (OA) can significantly limit the functional independence of individuals. The spine and hip and knee are predominantly affected; management guidelines for each recommend exercise and education to s... Read More about Facilitating activity and self-management for people with arthritic knee, hip or lower back pain (FASA): A cluster randomised controlled trial.

A systematic review of non-pharmacologic interventions to reduce anxiety in adults in advance of diagnostic imaging procedures (2020)
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Woodley, J., Walsh, N., & King, S. (in press). A systematic review of non-pharmacologic interventions to reduce anxiety in adults in advance of diagnostic imaging procedures. Radiography, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2020.09.018

© 2020 The College of Radiographers Objectives: Anticipation of a diagnostic imaging (DI) procedure, particularly one involving advanced technology, can provoke feelings of anxiety in patients. Anxiolytics (anxiety reducing drugs) can be used to redu... Read More about A systematic review of non-pharmacologic interventions to reduce anxiety in adults in advance of diagnostic imaging procedures.

Patient acceptability of the physiotherapy first contact practitioner role in primary care: A realist informed qualitative study (2020)
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Morris, L., Moule, P., Pearson, J., Foster, D., & Walsh, N. (in press). Patient acceptability of the physiotherapy first contact practitioner role in primary care: A realist informed qualitative study. Musculoskeletal Care, https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1505

Background: Approximately 30% of general practitioner (GP) consultations are due to musculoskeletal disorders (MSKDs). Physiotherapists are trained to assess, diagnose and treat MSKDs and provide an alternative to GP consultation for primary care pat... Read More about Patient acceptability of the physiotherapy first contact practitioner role in primary care: A realist informed qualitative study.

Beliefs, motives and gains associated with physical activity in people with osteoarthritis (2020)
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Berry, A., McCabe, C. S., Halls, S., Muir, S., & Walsh, N. (in press). Beliefs, motives and gains associated with physical activity in people with osteoarthritis. Musculoskeletal Care, https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1507

Objectives Osteoarthritis (OA) affects approximately 8.75 million people in the United Kingdom. Physical activity is recommended as a core treatment, yet 44% of people with OA are inactive. Motivation and self‐efficacy for exercise are considered to... Read More about Beliefs, motives and gains associated with physical activity in people with osteoarthritis.

A feasibility randomised controlled trial of a fibromyalgia self-management programme in a community setting with a nested qualitative study (FALCON): Study protocol (2020)
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Pearson, J., Coggins, J., Lenguerrand, E., Derham, S., Russell, J., Walsh, N. E., & Cramp, F. (in press). A feasibility randomised controlled trial of a fibromyalgia self-management programme in a community setting with a nested qualitative study (FALCON): Study protocol. Musculoskeletal Care, https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1509

Background: Fibromyalgia (FM) is a complex long-term condition associated with chronic widespread pain, fatigue, sleep problems, memory and concentration difficulties and irritable bowel syndrome. Current guidelines for the treatment of FM recommend... Read More about A feasibility randomised controlled trial of a fibromyalgia self-management programme in a community setting with a nested qualitative study (FALCON): Study protocol.

Promoting engagement in physical activity in early rheumatoid arthritis: A proof‐of‐concept intervention study (2020)
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Cramp, F., Thomas, R., Haase, A. M., Domaille, M., Manns, S., Swales, C., …Walsh, N. E. (in press). Promoting engagement in physical activity in early rheumatoid arthritis: A proof‐of‐concept intervention study. Musculoskeletal Care, https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1493

Objective(s): The aim of this study is to test the feasibility and acceptability of promoting engagement in physical activity in early rheumatoid arthritis (PEPA-RA) to inform a future trial. Design: A ‘proof of concept’ study was carried out. Sett... Read More about Promoting engagement in physical activity in early rheumatoid arthritis: A proof‐of‐concept intervention study.

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.

Provision of first contact physiotherapy in primary care across the UK: A survey of the service (2020)
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Halls, S., Thomas, R., Stott, H., Cupples, M. E., Kersten, P., Cramp, F., …Walsh, N. (2020). Provision of first contact physiotherapy in primary care across the UK: A survey of the service. Physiotherapy, 108, 2-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2020.04.005

Background: First Contact Physiotherapy (FCP) is an emerging model of care whereby a specialist physiotherapist located within general practice undertakes the first patient assessment, diagnosis and management without a prior GP consultation. Despite... Read More about Provision of first contact physiotherapy in primary care across the UK: A survey of the service.

Treat-to-target in PsA: methods and necessity (2020)
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Dures, E., Shepperd, S., Mukherjee, S., Robson, J., Vlaev, I., Walsh, N., & Coates, L. C. (2020). Treat-to-target in PsA: methods and necessity. RMD Open, 6(1), https://doi.org/10.1136/rmdopen-2019-001083

© Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2020. Re-use permitted under CC BY-NC. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ. With increasing recognition of the high burden and impact of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and the growing numbe... Read More about Treat-to-target in PsA: methods and necessity.

Understanding the psychosocial impact of Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility Type: A qualitative interview study (2019)
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Bennett, S., Walsh, N., Moss, T., & Palmer, S. (in press). Understanding the psychosocial impact of Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility Type: A qualitative interview study. Disability and Rehabilitation, https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2019.1641848

Purpose: Little attention has been paid to psychosocial factors in Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (Hypermobility Type). This study sought to identify the psychosocial impact by examining participants’ lived experiences; and i... Read More about Understanding the psychosocial impact of Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility Type: A qualitative interview study.

Developing a group intervention to manage fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis through modifying physical activity (2019)
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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.

The lived experience of Joint Hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes: a systematic review and thematic synthesis (2019)
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Bennett, S. E., Walsh, N., Moss, T., & Palmer, S. (2019). The lived experience of Joint Hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes: a systematic review and thematic synthesis. Physical Therapy Reviews, 24(1-2), 12-28. https://doi.org/10.1080/10833196.2019.1590674

© 2019, © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Background: Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS) and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) are heritable connective tissue disorders characterised by joint instability, pain, anxiety, depre... Read More about The lived experience of Joint Hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes: a systematic review and thematic synthesis.

The psychosocial impact of Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (Hypermobility Type): A qualitative interview study (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Bennett, S., Walsh, N., Moss, T., & Palmer, S. (2018, June). The psychosocial impact of Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (Hypermobility Type): A qualitative interview study. Poster presented at The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Background: Existing research examining those with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS) and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (Hypermobility Type) (EDS-HT) has predominately focused on factors such as pain, range of movement and physical function. However psychos... Read More about The psychosocial impact of Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (Hypermobility Type): A qualitative interview study.

Digital behaviour change interventions to facilitate physical activity in osteoarthritis: A systematic review (2018)
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Berry, A., McCabe, C., Muir, S., & Walsh, N. (2018). Digital behaviour change interventions to facilitate physical activity in osteoarthritis: A systematic review. Physical Therapy Reviews, 23(3), 197-206. https://doi.org/10.1080/10833196.2018.1470747

© 2018, © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Background: Digital behaviour change interventions (DBCIs) might offer an opportunity to support people with osteoarthritis (OA) to self-manage and monitor their levels of physic... Read More about Digital behaviour change interventions to facilitate physical activity in osteoarthritis: A systematic review.

Exercise interventions and patient beliefs for people with hip, knee or hip and knee osteoarthritis: A mixed methods review (2018)
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Hurley, M., Dickson, K., Hallett, R., Grant, R., Hauari, H., Walsh, N., …Oliver, S. (2018). Exercise interventions and patient beliefs for people with hip, knee or hip and knee osteoarthritis: A mixed methods review. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2018(4), CD010842. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD010842.pub2

© 2018 The Cochrane Collaboration. Background: Chronic peripheral joint pain due to osteoarthritis (OA) is extremely prevalent and a major cause of physical dysfunction and psychosocial distress. Exercise is recommended to reduce joint pain and impro... Read More about Exercise interventions and patient beliefs for people with hip, knee or hip and knee osteoarthritis: A mixed methods review.

Physiotherapy management of lower limb osteoarthritis (2017)
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Healey, E. L., Walsh, N. E., Walsh, N., Pearson, J., & Healey, E. (2017). Physiotherapy management of lower limb osteoarthritis. British Medical Bulletin, 122(1), 151-161. https://doi.org/10.1093/bmb/ldx012

© The Author 2017. Published by Oxford University Press. Background Osteoarthritis (OA) of the lower limb affects millions of people worldwide, and results in pain and reduced function. We reviewed guidelines and Cochrane reviews for physical therapy... Read More about Physiotherapy management of lower limb osteoarthritis.

Physical activity interventions for fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review (2017)
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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.

Using intervention mapping to develop a theory-driven, group-based complex intervention to support self-management of osteoarthritis and low back pain (SOLAS) (2016)
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Hurley, D. A., Murphy, L. C., Hayes, D., Hall, A. M., Toomey, E., McDonough, S. M., …Matthews, J. (2016). Using intervention mapping to develop a theory-driven, group-based complex intervention to support self-management of osteoarthritis and low back pain (SOLAS). Implementation Science, 11, https://doi.org/10.1186/S13012-016-0418-2

© 2016 Hurley et al. Background: The Medical Research Council framework provides a useful general approach to designing and evaluating complex interventions, but does not provide detailed guidance on how to do this and there is little evidence of how... Read More about Using intervention mapping to develop a theory-driven, group-based complex intervention to support self-management of osteoarthritis and low back pain (SOLAS).