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AHP leadership in academia: opportunities, challenges and current positioning (2020)
Journal Article
Gibbs, V., & Griffiths, M. (in press). AHP leadership in academia: opportunities, challenges and current positioning. Studies in Higher Education, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2020.1716320

The aim of this research was to gain a deeper understanding of the perceptions of key stakeholders in relation to the current extent of Allied Health Professionals in leadership roles within academia. The researchers undertook an exploration of th... Read More about AHP leadership in academia: opportunities, challenges and current positioning.

Gait biomechanics in Joint Hypermobility Syndrome: a spatiotemporal, kinematic and kinetic analysis. (2020)
Journal Article
Alsiri, N., Cramp, M., Barnett, S., & Palmer, S. (in press). Gait biomechanics in Joint Hypermobility Syndrome: a spatiotemporal, kinematic and kinetic analysis. Musculoskeletal Care,

Background: Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS) symptoms of widespread joint hypermobility and pain, muscle weakness and reduced muscle-tendon stiffness suggest that there may be an impact on gait parameters. Identification of gait abnormalities may i... Read More about Gait biomechanics in Joint Hypermobility Syndrome: a spatiotemporal, kinematic and kinetic analysis..

Ability of the Bristol Impact of Hypermobility questionnaire to discriminate between people with and without Joint Hypermobility Syndrome: a known-group validity study (2020)
Journal Article
Palmer, S., Macconnell, S., & Willmore, A. (in press). Ability of the Bristol Impact of Hypermobility questionnaire to discriminate between people with and without Joint Hypermobility Syndrome: a known-group validity study. Musculoskeletal Care, https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1436

© 2020 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Introduction: A number of psychometric properties of the Bristol Impact of Hypermobility (BIoH) questionnaire have previously been demonstrated, including strong concurrent validity and test–retest reliability. This s... Read More about Ability of the Bristol Impact of Hypermobility questionnaire to discriminate between people with and without Joint Hypermobility Syndrome: a known-group validity study.

Hip and knee replacements: Should we follow them up? A survey of orthopaedic health professionals (2020)
Journal Article
Rose, A., Dures, E., & Smith, L. K. (in press). Hip and knee replacements: Should we follow them up? A survey of orthopaedic health professionals. Musculoskeletal Care, 18(1), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1427

The aim of this study was to collect evidence on the current view of orthopaedic health professionals on follow-up services after hip or knee replacement. It consisted of a short survey that was distributed, following ethical approval, at the British... Read More about Hip and knee replacements: Should we follow them up? A survey of orthopaedic health professionals.

Quantitative measures of tissue mechanics to detect hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and hypermobility syndrome disorders: a systematic review (2020)
Journal Article
Palmer, S., Denner, E., Riglar, M., Scannell, H., Webb, S., & Young, G. (2020). Quantitative measures of tissue mechanics to detect hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and hypermobility syndrome disorders: a systematic review. Clinical Rheumatology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10067-020-04939-2

© 2020, The Author(s). Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS) and hypermobility spectrum disorders (HSD) are heritable connective tissue disorders associated with pain, activity limitations and participation restrictions. A key feature is reported... Read More about Quantitative measures of tissue mechanics to detect hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and hypermobility syndrome disorders: a systematic review.

Setting up an arthroplasty care practitioner-led virtual clinic for follow-up of orthopaedic patients (2019)
Journal Article
Stone, M. H., Ferdinandus, S., Smith, L. K., & Pandit, H. (2019). Setting up an arthroplasty care practitioner-led virtual clinic for follow-up of orthopaedic patients. British Journal of Nursing, 28(20), 1326-1330. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2019.28.20.1326

Abstract This article provides an overview of the set up for an arthroplasty care practitioner (ACP)-led virtual orthopaedic clinic (VOC). Suitable patients attend a local hospital for an X-ray and complete a questionnaire, but do not physically att... Read More about Setting up an arthroplasty care practitioner-led virtual clinic for follow-up of orthopaedic patients.

Mid inter-epicondyle trochlea intersection (MIELTI): Proposal of a new index for identifying the deepest part of the trochlea (2019)
Journal Article
Smith, L., Keehan, R., Gill, A., Ahmad, R., & Eldridge, J. (2019). Mid inter-epicondyle trochlea intersection (MIELTI): Proposal of a new index for identifying the deepest part of the trochlea. Knee, 26(6), 1204-1209. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.knee.2019.10.011

Background: Tibial tuberosity trochlear groove distance (TT-TG) is an important radiological measurement in patellofemoral instability (PFI). Where instability is recurrent, a value ≥ 20 mm is considered an indication for tubercle medialisation. Troc... Read More about Mid inter-epicondyle trochlea intersection (MIELTI): Proposal of a new index for identifying the deepest part of the trochlea.

The role of non-pharmacological interventions in the management of rheumatoid-arthritis-related fatigue (2019)
Journal Article
Cramp, F. (2019). The role of non-pharmacological interventions in the management of rheumatoid-arthritis-related fatigue. Rheumatology, 58(Supplement_5), v22-v28. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kez310

Non-pharmacological interventions may be beneficial in the management of rheumatoid arthritis related fatigue. A narrative review was undertaken, with a focus upon research published in the past 6 years. Seven studies were identified, four focusing u... Read More about The role of non-pharmacological interventions in the management of rheumatoid-arthritis-related fatigue.

Stakeholder requirements for an ethical framework to sustain multiple research projects in an emerging living lab involving older adults (2019)
Journal Article
Callari, T. C., Moody, L., Saunders, J., Ward, G., & Woodley, J. (2019). Stakeholder requirements for an ethical framework to sustain multiple research projects in an emerging living lab involving older adults. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 14(3), 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1177/1556264619873790

© The Author(s) 2019. Living Lab (LL) research should follow clear ethical guidelines and principles. While these exist in specific disciplinary contexts, there is a lack of tailored and specific ethical guidelines for the design, development, and im... Read More about Stakeholder requirements for an ethical framework to sustain multiple research projects in an emerging living lab involving older adults.

Physiotherapy outcome measures of haemophilia acute bleed episodes: What matters to patients? (2019)
Journal Article
Cramp, F., Bradshaw, E., McClellan, C., & Whybrow, P. (2019). Physiotherapy outcome measures of haemophilia acute bleed episodes: What matters to patients?. Haemophilia, 25(6), 1066-1072. https://doi.org/10.1111/hae.13840

© 2019 John Wiley & Sons Ltd Introduction: The research was conducted at a UK teaching hospital and Haemophilia Comprehensive Care Centre (CCC) as part of a research programme investigating physiotherapy for acute bleed management. Aim: The aim of... Read More about Physiotherapy outcome measures of haemophilia acute bleed episodes: What matters to patients?.

Hip arthroplasty surveillance: Is it really needed? (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Smith, L., Powell, J., Dures, E., Palmer, S., Lenguerrand, E., Beswick, A., & Blom, A. (2019). Hip arthroplasty surveillance: Is it really needed?

Abstract for BOA 2019 Although long-term follow up of joint replacement is advocated, in a national audit of 42 orthopaedic units, only 43% were continuing follow up beyond 5 years. Four studies were conducted using mixed methods research to address... Read More about Hip arthroplasty surveillance: Is it really needed?.

A survey examining the use of mechanical insufflation-exsufflation on adult intensive care units across the UK (2019)
Journal Article
Cramp, F., Swingwood, E., & Tume, L. (in press). A survey examining the use of mechanical insufflation-exsufflation on adult intensive care units across the UK. Journal of the Intensive Care Society, https://doi.org/10.1177/1751143719870121

© The Intensive Care Society 2019. Introduction: Despite potential benefits, it is not known how widely physiotherapists use mechanical insufflation-exsufflation devices on UK adult intensive care units. This survey aimed to describe mechanical insuf... Read More about A survey examining the use of mechanical insufflation-exsufflation on adult intensive care units across the UK.

Is radial slab better than a dorsal slab in maintaining initial reduction in distal radius fractures? (2019)
Journal Article
Butt, U., Hussain, S., Ahmad, R., George, A., & Smith, L. (2019). Is radial slab better than a dorsal slab in maintaining initial reduction in distal radius fractures?. Journal of Orthoplastic Surgery, 3(1), 69-73

Background: Displaced extra-articular fractures with dorsal comminution of distal radius are initially immobilised in a radial or a dorsal plaster slab after manipulation. The theoretical advantage of the radial slab is that it allows three point mou... Read More about Is radial slab better than a dorsal slab in maintaining initial reduction in distal radius fractures?.

Sensory function and pain experience in Arthritis, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia Syndrome and healthy volunteers: A cross-sectional study (2019)
Journal Article
Bailey, J., Palmer, S., Brown, C., Jones, A., & McCabe, C. S. (2019). Sensory function and pain experience in Arthritis, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia Syndrome and healthy volunteers: A cross-sectional study. Clinical Journal of Pain, 35(11), 894-900. https://doi.org/10.1097/AJP.0000000000000751

Objectives: This study aimed to identify relationships between sensory function and pain in common pain conditions (Arthritis, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS)) and healthy participants. Sensory abnormalities are... Read More about Sensory function and pain experience in Arthritis, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia Syndrome and healthy volunteers: A cross-sectional study.

Understanding the psychosocial impact of Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility Type: A qualitative interview study (2019)
Journal Article
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.

Systematic review of the clinical effectiveness for long-term follow-up of total hip arthroplasty (2019)
Journal Article
Smith, L. K., Dures, E., & Beswick, A. (2019). Systematic review of the clinical effectiveness for long-term follow-up of total hip arthroplasty. Orthopedic Research and Reviews, 11, 69-78. https://doi.org/10.2147/ORR.S199183

Objectives Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is highly successful but national registries indicate that average age has lowered and that younger patients are at higher risk of revision. Long-term follow-up of THA was historically recommended to identify... Read More about Systematic review of the clinical effectiveness for long-term follow-up of total hip arthroplasty.

Towards UK poSt Arthroplasty Follow-up rEcommendations (UK SAFE): Protocol for an evaluation of the requirements for arthroplasty follow-up, and the production of consensus-based recommendations (2019)
Journal Article
Czoski Murray, C., Kingsbury, S., Arden, N. K., Hewison, J., Judge, A., Matu, J., …Stone, M. (2019). Towards UK poSt Arthroplasty Follow-up rEcommendations (UK SAFE): Protocol for an evaluation of the requirements for arthroplasty follow-up, and the production of consensus-based recommendations. BMJ Open, 9, https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-031351

Introduction Hip and knee arthroplasties have revolutionised the management of degenerative joint diseases and, due to an ageing population, are becoming increasingly common. Follow-up of joint prostheses is to identify problems in symptomatic or as... Read More about Towards UK poSt Arthroplasty Follow-up rEcommendations (UK SAFE): Protocol for an evaluation of the requirements for arthroplasty follow-up, and the production of consensus-based recommendations.

The biopsychosocial barriers and enablers to being physically active following childbirth: A systematic literature review (2019)
Journal Article
Burton, C., Doyle, E., Humber, K., Rouxel, C., Worner, S., Colman, R., & Palmer, S. (2019). The biopsychosocial barriers and enablers to being physically active following childbirth: A systematic literature review. Physical Therapy Reviews, 24(3-4), 143-155. https://doi.org/10.1080/10833196.2019.1632049

Background: Physical activity brings significant health benefits. Childbirth presents many physical, emotional and practical challenges to women and is known to disrupt engagement in regular physical activity. However the specific barriers and enable... Read More about The biopsychosocial barriers and enablers to being physically active following childbirth: A systematic literature review.