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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)
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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.

Diagnosis and initial management in psoriatic arthritis: A qualitative study with patients (2019)
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Dures, E., Bowen, C., Brooke, M., Lord, J., Tillett, W., McHugh, N., & Hewlett, S. (2019). Diagnosis and initial management in psoriatic arthritis: A qualitative study with patients. Rheumatology Advances in Practice, 3(2), https://doi.org/10.1093/rap/rkz022

Objectives. PsA is an inflammatory condition that can cause pain, fatigue, swelling and joint stiffness. The consequences include impaired physical function, a high psychosocial burden, reduced quality of life and work disability. The presenting sym... Read More about Diagnosis and initial management in psoriatic arthritis: A qualitative study with patients.

Training and delivery of a novel fatigue intervention: a qualitative study of rheumatology health-care professionals’ experiences (2019)
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Dures, E., Rooke, C., Hammond, A., & Hewlett, S. (2019). Training and delivery of a novel fatigue intervention: a qualitative study of rheumatology health-care professionals’ experiences. Rheumatology Advances in Practice, 3(2), https://doi.org/10.1093/rap/rkz032

Objectives Successful, non-pharmacological research interventions are challenging to implement in clinical practice. The aim of the study was to understand the experiences of rheumatology nurses and occupational therapists (tutors) delivering a nove... Read More about Training and delivery of a novel fatigue intervention: a qualitative study of rheumatology health-care professionals’ experiences.

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.

Reducing arthritis fatigue impact: Two-year randomised controlled trial of cognitive behavioural approaches by rheumatology teams (RAFT) (2019)
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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).

Dose reduction of biologic therapy in inflammatory arthritis: A qualitative study of patients' perceptions and needs (2018)
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Hewlett, S., Haig-Ferguson, A., Rose-Parfitt, E., Halls, S., Freke, S., & Creamer, P. (2019). Dose reduction of biologic therapy in inflammatory arthritis: A qualitative study of patients' perceptions and needs. Musculoskeletal Care, 17(1), 63-71. https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1367

© 2018 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Objective: Successful biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (bDMARD) dose reduction appears increasingly possible from clinical trials. The present study aimed to understand the patient perspective of bDMARD... Read More about Dose reduction of biologic therapy in inflammatory arthritis: A qualitative study of patients' perceptions and needs.

The Portuguese Rheumatoid Arthritis Impact of Disease (RAID) score and its measurement equivalence in three countries: validation study using Rasch Models (2018)
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Ferreira, R. J. O., Gossec, L., Duarte, C., Nicklin, J. K., Hewlett, S., da Silva, J. A. P., & Ndosi, M. (2018). The Portuguese Rheumatoid Arthritis Impact of Disease (RAID) score and its measurement equivalence in three countries: validation study using Rasch Models. Quality of Life Research, 27(11), 2909-2921. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-018-1959-4

© 2018, The Author(s). Purpose: The Rheumatoid Arthritis Impact of Disease (RAID) score assesses seven impact domains of interest for people with RA. This study aimed to test patients’ understanding of the Portuguese RAID and evaluate its cross-cultu... Read More about The Portuguese Rheumatoid Arthritis Impact of Disease (RAID) score and its measurement equivalence in three countries: validation study using Rasch Models.

Keeping physically active with rheumatoid arthritis: semi-structured interviews to explore patient perspectives, experiences and strategies (2018)
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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.

Exploring the illness representations of people with psoriatic arthritis: A secondary analysis of focus group data (2018)
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Erskine, G., Dures, E., McHugh, N., & Hewlett, S. (2018). Exploring the illness representations of people with psoriatic arthritis: A secondary analysis of focus group data. Rheumatology Advances in Practice, 2(2), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1093/rap/rky023

© The Author(s) 2018. Background. PsA is an inflammatory arthritis associated with psoriasis, affecting the joints and connective tissue. According to the common-sense model (CSM), patients develop illness beliefs when faced with new symptoms, which... Read More about Exploring the illness representations of people with psoriatic arthritis: A secondary analysis of focus group data.

Online interventions for addressing psychological distress in people with rheumatoid arthritis and other long-term conditions: A systematic review (2018)
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Fishpool, K., Jones, B., Hewlett, S., & Ndosi, M. (2018). Online interventions for addressing psychological distress in people with rheumatoid arthritis and other long-term conditions: A systematic review. Rheumatology, 57(Supp), https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/key075.501

Psychological distress in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is significantly higher than the general population and impacts disease activity and treatment outcomes. Online interventions have the potential to reach large numbers of patients. This study aimed... Read More about Online interventions for addressing psychological distress in people with rheumatoid arthritis and other long-term conditions: A systematic review.

Stiffness is the cardinal symptom of inflammatory musculoskeletal diseases, yet still variably measured: Report from the OMERACT 2016 Stiffness Special Interest Group (2017)
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Holt, R. J., Hill, C. L., Bingham, C. O., Bartlett, S. J., Mackie, S. L., Leong, A. L., …Orbai, A. M. (2017). Stiffness is the cardinal symptom of inflammatory musculoskeletal diseases, yet still variably measured: Report from the OMERACT 2016 Stiffness Special Interest Group. Journal of Rheumatology, 44(12), 1904-1910. https://doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.161073

Copyright © 2017. All rights reserved. Objective. The objectives of the Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) Stiffness special interest group (SIG) are to characterize stiffness as an outcome in rheumatic disease and to identify and validate a... Read More about Stiffness is the cardinal symptom of inflammatory musculoskeletal diseases, yet still variably measured: Report from the OMERACT 2016 Stiffness Special Interest Group.

Multinational Qualitative Research Study Exploring the Patient Experience of Raynaud's Phenomenon in Systemic Sclerosis (2017)
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Robson, J., Pauling, J. D., Domsic, R. T., Saketkoo, L. A., Almeida, C., Withey, J., …Hewlett, S. (2018). Multinational Qualitative Research Study Exploring the Patient Experience of Raynaud's Phenomenon in Systemic Sclerosis. Arthritis Care and Research, 70(9), 1373-1384. https://doi.org/10.1002/acr.23475

© 2017, American College of Rheumatology Objective: Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) is the most common manifestation of systemic sclerosis (SSc). RP is an episodic phenomenon, not easily assessed in the clinic, leading to reliance on self-report. A thoroug... Read More about Multinational Qualitative Research Study Exploring the Patient Experience of Raynaud's Phenomenon in Systemic Sclerosis.

Prevalence, impact and care of foot problems in people with rheumatoid arthritis: Results from a United Kingdom based cross-sectional survey (2017)
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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.

The revised Bristol Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue measures and the Rheumatoid Arthritis Impact of Disease scale: Validation in six countries (2017)
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Hagel, S., Carmona, L., Cramp, F., Petersson, I. F., Hewlett, S., Kirwan, J., …Gossec, L. (2018). The revised Bristol Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue measures and the Rheumatoid Arthritis Impact of Disease scale: Validation in six countries. Rheumatology, 57(2), 300-308. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kex370

© The Author 2017. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the British Society for Rheumatology. All rights reserved. Objective. To evaluate the Bristol Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue Multidimensional Questionnaire (BRAFMDQ), the revised Bris... Read More about The revised Bristol Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue measures and the Rheumatoid Arthritis Impact of Disease scale: Validation in six countries.

‘Everyone assumes a man to be quite strong’: Men, masculinity and rheumatoid arthritis: A case-study approach (2017)
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Kirwan, J., Rodham, K., White, A., Noddings, R., Flurey, C. A., & Hewlett, S. (2018). ‘Everyone assumes a man to be quite strong’: Men, masculinity and rheumatoid arthritis: A case-study approach. Sociology of Health and Illness, 40(1), 115-129. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.12628

© 2017 The Authors. Sociology of Health & Illness published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of Foundation for SHIL. Current literature has overlooked the impact of chronic illness on masculine identity. We therefore aimed to investigate the im... Read More about ‘Everyone assumes a man to be quite strong’: Men, masculinity and rheumatoid arthritis: A case-study approach.

A multicenter nominal group study to rank outcomes important to patients, and their representation in existing composite outcome measures for psoriatic arthritis (2017)
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Helliwell, P. S., Tillett, W., Dures, E., Hewlett, S., Helliwell, P., FitzGerald, O., …McHugh, N. (2017). A multicenter nominal group study to rank outcomes important to patients, and their representation in existing composite outcome measures for psoriatic arthritis. Journal of Rheumatology, 44(10), 1445-1452. https://doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.161459

© Copyright 2017 The Journal of Rheumatology. All rights reserved. Objective. To rank outcomes identified as important to patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and examine their representation in existing composite measures. Methods. Seven nominal... Read More about A multicenter nominal group study to rank outcomes important to patients, and their representation in existing composite outcome measures for psoriatic arthritis.

Coping Strategies, Psychological Impact, and Support Preferences of Men With Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Multicenter Survey (2017)
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Flurey, C. A., Hewlett, S., Rodham, K., White, A., Noddings, R., & Kirwan, J. (2018). Coping Strategies, Psychological Impact, and Support Preferences of Men With Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Multicenter Survey. Arthritis Care and Research, 70(6), 851-860. https://doi.org/10.1002/acr.23422

© 2017 The Authors. Arthritis Care & Research published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of American College of Rheumatology. Objective: To investigate the existence and distribution of 2 typologies (termed “factors”) of men with rheumatoid art... Read More about Coping Strategies, Psychological Impact, and Support Preferences of Men With Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Multicenter Survey.

The patient perspective on absence of disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis: A survey to identify key domains of patient-perceived remission (2017)
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Wells, G. A., Smolen, J. S., Hetland, M. L., Hill, C. L., Flurey, C., Sadlonova, M., …Boers, M. (2017). The patient perspective on absence of disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis: A survey to identify key domains of patient-perceived remission. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 76(5), 855-861. https://doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2016-209835

© 2017, BMJ Publishing Group. All rights reserved. Background: Guidelines suggest treatment in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to target remission, in close consultation with the patient. Our recent qualitative study of the patients' perspective on remissi... Read More about The patient perspective on absence of disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis: A survey to identify key domains of patient-perceived remission.

Development and testing of candidate items for inclusion in a new rheumatoid arthritis stiffness patient-reported outcome measure (2017)
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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.

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.


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