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Development and validation of a self-efficacy scale for use in British patients wih rheumatoid arthritis (RASE) (2001)
Journal Article
Hewlett, S., Cockshott, Z., Kirwan, J. R., Barrett, J., Stamp, J., & Haslock, I. (2001). Development and validation of a self-efficacy scale for use in British patients wih rheumatoid arthritis (RASE). Rheumatology, 40(11), 1221-1230. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/40.11.1221

Objective: Current arthritis self-efficacy scales have attracted some criticism. Therefore, the aim of this study was to develop and validate a measure of self-efficacy for use in British rheumatoid arthritis patients [Rheumatoid Arthritis Self-effic... Read More about Development and validation of a self-efficacy scale for use in British patients wih rheumatoid arthritis (RASE).

Values for function in rheumatoid arthritis: Patients, professionals, and public (2001)
Journal Article
Kirwan, J. R., Hewlett, S., Hewlett, S., Smith, A. P., & Kirwan, J. R. (2001). Values for function in rheumatoid arthritis: Patients, professionals, and public. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 60(10), 928-933. https://doi.org/10.1136/ard.60.10.928

Background - Although many disability questionnaires measure fact very efficiently, they do not allow for consideration of the relevance of that disability to the patient. Data suggest that professionals misinterpret the relevance of disability for t... Read More about Values for function in rheumatoid arthritis: Patients, professionals, and public.

Rheumatology telephone helplines: An activity analysis (2000)
Journal Article
McCabe, C., MacDowell, J., Cushnaghan, J., Butts, S., Hewlett, S., Stafford, S., …Breslin, A. (2000). Rheumatology telephone helplines: An activity analysis. Rheumatology, 39, 1390-1395

Background: Anecdotal evidence suggests that the services offered by rheumatology telephone helplines in the UK vary widely between NHS Trusts because of the lack of national or European guidelines. Objective: To conduct an activity analysis of s... Read More about Rheumatology telephone helplines: An activity analysis.

Patient-initiated hospital follow-up for rheumatoid arthritis (2000)
Journal Article
Hewlett, S., Kirwan, J. R., Mitchell, K., Hogg, J., Korendovych, E., & Paine, T. (2000). Patient-initiated hospital follow-up for rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatology, 39, 990-997

Objectives: To evaluate the clinical efficacy, cost and acceptability of a shared care system of patient- or general practitioner (GP)-initiated hospital review in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods: A 2-yr randomized controlled trial of routine... Read More about Patient-initiated hospital follow-up for rheumatoid arthritis.

Consent to clinical research - adequately voluntary or substantially influenced? (1996)
Journal Article
Hewlett, S. (1996). Consent to clinical research - adequately voluntary or substantially influenced?. Journal of Medical Ethics, 22(4), 232-237. https://doi.org/10.1136/jme.22.4.232

In clinical research the giving of consent by the patient often lies within the context of illness or the doctor/patient relationship. On exploration of these issues it would appear unlikely that the patient's consent is free of substantial influence... Read More about Consent to clinical research - adequately voluntary or substantially influenced?.

Dissatisfaction, disability, and rheumatoid arthritis (1995)
Journal Article
Kirwan, J., Young, P., Hewlett, S., Young, P., & Kirwan, J. R. (1995). Dissatisfaction, disability, and rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis and Rheumatism, 8(1), 4-9. https://doi.org/10.1002/art.1790080104

Objectives. To investigate dissatisfaction with function in patients with rheumatoid arthritis [RA], and to see if dissatisfaction can be adequately explained by level of function. Methods. Fifty patients with RA were assessed for disease activity, p... Read More about Dissatisfaction, disability, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Rheumatoid arthritis patients cannot accurately report signs of inflammatory activity (1995)
Journal Article
Hewlett, S., Haynes, J., Shepstone, L., & Kirwan, J. R. (1995). Rheumatoid arthritis patients cannot accurately report signs of inflammatory activity. Rheumatology, 34, 547-553

If patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) could self-report symptoms in a manner which correlated with laboratory measures of inflammation this would be a valuable research or clinical tool. Developing such a tool means ensuring that the questions a... Read More about Rheumatoid arthritis patients cannot accurately report signs of inflammatory activity.

Consent to research?
Thesis
Hewlett, S. (1994). Consent to research?. (Dissertation). University of Wales