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Emma Dures

Associate Professor in Rheumatology and Self-management


AB0834 Development of a conceptual framework for a patient reported outcome measure to capture patients’ perceptions of glucocorticoid therapy during treatment for rheumatic diseases (2021)
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Bridgewater, S., Dawson, J., Ndosi, M., Black, R. J., Cheah, J. T. L., Dures, E., …Robson, J. (2021). AB0834 Development of a conceptual framework for a patient reported outcome measure to capture patients’ perceptions of glucocorticoid therapy during treatment for rheumatic diseases. https://doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2021-eular.164

O26 Testing an intervention to reduce fatigue impact in inflammatory arthritis: Design and outcomes of a single-arm feasibility study (2021)
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Bridgewater, S., Lomax, J., Abbott, B., Adams, J., Berry, A., Creanor, S., …Dures, E. (2021). O26 Testing an intervention to reduce fatigue impact in inflammatory arthritis: Design and outcomes of a single-arm feasibility study. Rheumatology, 60(S1), https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/keab246.025

Background/Aims Patients with inflammatory arthritis report that fatigue can be a challenging symptom to manage, with little support available. In response, we developed a brief one-to-one cognitive-behavioural manualised intervention, delivered by r... Read More about O26 Testing an intervention to reduce fatigue impact in inflammatory arthritis: Design and outcomes of a single-arm feasibility study.

P200 Acceptability of a brief fatigue intervention for patients with inflammatory arthritis: a qualitative process evaluation (2021)
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Berry, A., Bridgewater, S., Abbott, B., Adams, J., & Dures, E. (2021). P200 Acceptability of a brief fatigue intervention for patients with inflammatory arthritis: a qualitative process evaluation. Rheumatology, 60(S1), https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/keab247.195

Abstract Background/Aims  Patients with inflammatory arthritis report fatigue as a primary symptom that affects everyday life. FREE-IA (Fatigue - Reducing its Effects through individualised support Episodes in Inflammatory Arthritis) is a feasibi... Read More about P200 Acceptability of a brief fatigue intervention for patients with inflammatory arthritis: a qualitative process evaluation.

Rheumatology patients’ perceptions of patient activation and the Patient Activation Measure: A qualitative interview study (2021)
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Jones, B., Hunt, A., Hewlett, S., Harcourt, D., & Dures, E. (in press). Rheumatology patients’ perceptions of patient activation and the Patient Activation Measure: A qualitative interview study. Musculoskeletal Care, https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1555

Introduction: An important aspect of self-management is patient activation (the skills, abilities and confidence someone uses to actively manage their health). The dominant method of capturing patient activation is the Patient Activation Measure (PAM... Read More about Rheumatology patients’ perceptions of patient activation and the Patient Activation Measure: A qualitative interview study.

Brachytherapy for locally advanced cervical cancer: A survey of UK provision of care and support (2021)
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Humphrey, P., Dures, E., Hoskin, P., & Cramp, F. (2021). Brachytherapy for locally advanced cervical cancer: A survey of UK provision of care and support. Radiotherapy and Oncology, 159, 60-66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radonc.2021.03.007

Background and purpose: Gynaecological brachytherapy can cause anxiety, distress and discomfort. It is not known how variation in delivery impacts women's experiences. To inform future research an online survey was carried out to identify variations... Read More about Brachytherapy for locally advanced cervical cancer: A survey of UK provision of care and support.

Patient perceptions of health-related quality of life in giant cell arteritis; international development of a disease-specific Patient-Reported Outcome Measure (2021)
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Robson, J., Almeida, C., Dawson, J., Bromhead, A., Dures, E., Guly, C., …Hill, C. (2021). Patient perceptions of health-related quality of life in giant cell arteritis; international development of a disease-specific Patient-Reported Outcome Measure. Rheumatology, https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/keab076

Objectives Giant cell arteritis is a large vessel vasculitis presenting with headache, jaw claudication, musculoskeletal and visual involvement. Current treatment is glucocorticoids and anti-IL6 Tocilizumab in refractory disease. The objective of t... Read More about Patient perceptions of health-related quality of life in giant cell arteritis; international development of a disease-specific Patient-Reported Outcome Measure.

2020 EULAR points to consider for the prevention, screening, assessment and management of non-adherence to treatment in people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases for use in clinical practice (2020)
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Ritschl, V., Stamm, T. A., Aletaha, D., Bijlsma, J. W. J., Böhm, P., Dragoi, R. G., …Van Den Bemt, B. J. F. (2021). 2020 EULAR points to consider for the prevention, screening, assessment and management of non-adherence to treatment in people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases for use in clinical practice. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 80(6), 707-713. https://doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2020-218986

Prevention, screening, assessing and managing of non-adherent behaviour in people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases: Systematic reviews informing the 2020 EULAR points to consider (2020)
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Ritschl, V., Stamm, T. A., Aletaha, D., Bijlsma, J. W. J., Böhm, P., Dragoi, R., …de Thurah, A. (2020). Prevention, screening, assessing and managing of non-adherent behaviour in people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases: Systematic reviews informing the 2020 EULAR points to consider. RMD Open, 6(3), e001432. https://doi.org/10.1136/rmdopen-2020-001432

© Objective To analyse how non-adherence to prescribed treatments might be prevented, screened, assessed and managed in people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs). Methods An overview of systematic reviews (SR) was performed in four b... Read More about Prevention, screening, assessing and managing of non-adherent behaviour in people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases: Systematic reviews informing the 2020 EULAR points to consider.

Psychological and self-management support for people with vasculitis or connective tissue diseases: UK health professionals' perspectives (2020)
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Austin, K., Robson, J. C., Shepherd, M., Harper, L., Ndosi, M., Flurey, C., …Dures, E. (2020). Psychological and self-management support for people with vasculitis or connective tissue diseases: UK health professionals' perspectives. Rheumatology Advances in Practice, 4(2), https://doi.org/10.1093/rap/rkaa016

© The Author(s) 2020. Objectives. CTD and systemic vasculitis impact on health-related quality of life. Treatment can be complex, involving multiple medical specialities. The aim of this study was to investigate psychological and self-management supp... Read More about Psychological and self-management support for people with vasculitis or connective tissue diseases: UK health professionals' perspectives.