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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.

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.

Theory-driven group-based complex intervention to support self-management of osteoarthritis and low back pain in primary care physiotherapy: Protocol for a cluster randomised controlled feasibility trial (SOLAS) (2016)
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Hurley, D. A., Hall, A. M., Currie-Murphy, L., Pincus, T., Kamper, S., Maher, C., …Matthews, J. (2016). Theory-driven group-based complex intervention to support self-management of osteoarthritis and low back pain in primary care physiotherapy: Protocol for a cluster randomised controlled feasibility trial (SOLAS). BMJ Open, 6(1), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010728

Introduction: International clinical guidelines consistently endorse the promotion of selfmanagement (SM), including physical activity for patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP) and osteoarthritis (OA). Patients frequently receive individual trea... Read More about Theory-driven group-based complex intervention to support self-management of osteoarthritis and low back pain in primary care physiotherapy: Protocol for a cluster randomised controlled feasibility trial (SOLAS).

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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Walsh, N. E., McDonough, S. M., Hall, A. M., Hurley, D. A., Hurley, D. A., Murphy, L. C., …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(1), 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).

Developing a web-based version of an exercise-based rehabilitation program for people with chronic knee and hip pain: A mixed methods study (2016)
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Pearson, J., Walsh, N., Carter, D., Koskela, S., & Hurley, M. (2016). Developing a web-based version of an exercise-based rehabilitation program for people with chronic knee and hip pain: A mixed methods study. JMIR Research Protocols, 5(2), https://doi.org/10.2196/resprot.5446

Abstract Background: Osteoarthritis is highly prevalent and has enormous personal and socioeconomic impact. Enabling Self-management and Coping with Arthritic Pain through Exercise (ESCAPE-pain) is an integrated rehabilitation program that helps peo... Read More about Developing a web-based version of an exercise-based rehabilitation program for people with chronic knee and hip pain: A mixed methods study.

Physical activity engagement in early rheumatoid arthritis: a qualitative study to inform intervention development (2015)
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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.

What outcome measures are commonly used for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome clinical trials? A systematic review of the literature (2015)
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McCabe, C., Walsh, N., Jones, L., Grieve, S., Grieve, S., Walsh, N., & McCabe, C. (2016). What outcome measures are commonly used for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome clinical trials? A systematic review of the literature. European Journal of Pain, 20(3), 331-340. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejp.733

© 2015 European Pain Federation - EFIC®. Background and objective Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition, often triggered by trauma to a limb and characterized by sensory, motor, autonomic and trophic changes within the aff... Read More about What outcome measures are commonly used for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome clinical trials? A systematic review of the literature.

The impact of cortical remapping interventions on pain and disability in chronic low back pain: A systematic review (2015)
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Daffada, P., Walsh, N., McCabe, C., & Palmer, S. (2015). The impact of cortical remapping interventions on pain and disability in chronic low back pain: A systematic review. Physiotherapy, 101(1), 25-33. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2014.07.002

Background: Cortical change, in the manner of cortical remapping is a common feature of and potential driver for chronic low back pain (CLBP). Novel interventions such as graded motor imagery (GMI) and mirror visual feedback (MVF) have been shown to... Read More about The impact of cortical remapping interventions on pain and disability in chronic low back pain: A systematic review.

Development of a physical activity programme for people with recently diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis (2015)
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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...heumdis-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.

The potential use of physical activity to help manage fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis: Lessons from other long-term conditions (2014)
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Salmon, V., Hewlett, S., Walsh, N., Kirwan, J. R., Urban, M., Morris, M., & Cramp, F. (. (2014). The potential use of physical activity to help manage fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis: Lessons from other long-term conditions. Rheumatology, 53(S1), i122. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/keu106.010

Background: Fatigue is a major symptom of RA and the need for effective interventions is evident. Programmes based upon physical activity (PA) have been shown to improve patient reported fatigue in other long term conditions (LTCs). To inform the dev... Read More about The potential use of physical activity to help manage fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis: Lessons from other long-term conditions.

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation as an adjunct to education and exercise for knee osteoarthritis: A randomized controlled trial (2014)
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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.

Managing Osteoarthritis in Primary Care: Exploring Healthcare Professionals' Views on a Multiple-Joint Intervention Designed to Facilitate Self-Management (2014)
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Patel, G., Walsh, N., & Gooberman-Hill, R. (2014). Managing Osteoarthritis in Primary Care: Exploring Healthcare Professionals' Views on a Multiple-Joint Intervention Designed to Facilitate Self-Management. Musculoskeletal Care, 12(4), 199-209. https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1074

© 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Aim: Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions and a major cause of chronic pain and disability. Self-management of OA through education and exercise are recommended as core treatments.... Read More about Managing Osteoarthritis in Primary Care: Exploring Healthcare Professionals' Views on a Multiple-Joint Intervention Designed to Facilitate Self-Management.

Exercise interventions and patient beliefs for people with chronic hip and knee pain: A mixed methods review (2013)
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Cumming, J., Hauari, H., Hurley, M., Hurley, M., Dickson, K., Walsh, N., …Oliver, S. (2013). Exercise interventions and patient beliefs for people with chronic hip and knee pain: A mixed methods review. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2013(12), https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD010842

© 2013 The Cochrane Collaboration. This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: Overarching objective: To improve our understanding of the complex inter-relationship between pain, psychosocial effects, ph... Read More about Exercise interventions and patient beliefs for people with chronic hip and knee pain: A mixed methods review.