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Promoting engagement in physical activity in early rheumatoid arthritis: A proof‐of‐concept intervention study (2020)
Journal Article
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.

Provision of first contact physiotherapy in primary care across the UK: A survey of the service (2020)
Journal Article
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.

Keeping physically active with rheumatoid arthritis: semi-structured interviews to explore patient perspectives, experiences and strategies (2018)
Journal Article
Thomas, R., Hewlett, S., Swales, C., & Cramp, F. (2019). Keeping physically active with rheumatoid arthritis: semi-structured interviews to explore patient perspectives, experiences and strategies. Physiotherapy, 105(3), 378-384. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2018.09.001

© 2018 Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Background: Regular physical activity is safe and beneficial for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) but the majority of people with RA are less active than the general population and have a higher risk of... Read More about Keeping physically active with rheumatoid arthritis: semi-structured interviews to explore patient perspectives, experiences and strategies.


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