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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. (in press). Mixed methods study of clinicians' perspectives on barriers to implementation of treat to target in psoriatic arthritis. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 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.

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.

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.

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).

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).

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.


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