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The Impact of Occupational Therapy on the Self‐Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Mixed Methods Systematic Review (2024)
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Gavin, J. P., Rossiter, L., Fenerty, V., Leese, J., Adams, J., Hammond, A., …Backman, C. L. (in press). The Impact of Occupational Therapy on the Self‐Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Mixed Methods Systematic Review. ACR Open Rheumatology, https://doi.org/10.1002/acr2.11650

Objective: To determine the impact of occupational therapy (OT) on the self‐management of function, pain, fatigue, and lived experience for people living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods: Five databases and gray literature were searched up to... Read More about The Impact of Occupational Therapy on the Self‐Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Mixed Methods Systematic Review.

Public and professional involvement in a systematic review investigating the impact of occupational therapy on the self-management of rheumatoid arthritis (2023)
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Gavin, J. P., Rossiter, L., Fenerty, V., Leese, J., Adams, J., Hammond, A., …Backman, C. L. (in press). Public and professional involvement in a systematic review investigating the impact of occupational therapy on the self-management of rheumatoid arthritis. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, https://doi.org/10.1177/03080226231219106

Introduction: Public and health professional involvement (PHPI) is essential in healthcare research yet uncommonly integrated into systematic reviews. We incorporated and evaluated PHPI in a mixed methods review of occupational therapy for self-manag... Read More about Public and professional involvement in a systematic review investigating the impact of occupational therapy on the self-management of rheumatoid arthritis.

The Work Experience Survey – Rheumatic conditions (United Kingdom): Psychometric properties and identifying the workplace barriers of employed people with inflammatory arthritis receiving vocational rehabilitation (2023)
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Hammond, A., O'Brien, R., Woodbridge, S., Parker, J., & Ching, A. (2023). The Work Experience Survey – Rheumatic conditions (United Kingdom): Psychometric properties and identifying the workplace barriers of employed people with inflammatory arthritis receiving vocational rehabilitation. Musculoskeletal Care, https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1835

Objective: The aims were to: revise the Work Experience Survey‐Rheumatic Conditions (WES‐RC‐ UK), a work assessment listing 142 workplace barriers; investigate content validity, reliability, and concurrent validity; update the accompanying WES‐RC and... Read More about The Work Experience Survey – Rheumatic conditions (United Kingdom): Psychometric properties and identifying the workplace barriers of employed people with inflammatory arthritis receiving vocational rehabilitation.

Psychometric testing of the Rheumatoid Arthritis Work Instability Scale in employed people with fibromyalgia (2023)
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Hammond, A., Tennant, A., Brown, T., Prior, Y., Ching, A., & Parker, J. (2023). Psychometric testing of the Rheumatoid Arthritis Work Instability Scale in employed people with fibromyalgia. Musculoskeletal Care, https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1829

Objective: The aim of the study was to establish whether the Rheumatoid Arthritis Work Instability Scale (RA‐WIS), in its current form, is applicable for use with employed people with fibromyalgia (FM) to identify the risk of work disability and need... Read More about Psychometric testing of the Rheumatoid Arthritis Work Instability Scale in employed people with fibromyalgia.

Psychometric testing of the British‐English Perceived Workplace Support Scale, Work Accommodations, Benefits, Policies and Practices Scale, and Work Transitions Index in four rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions (2023)
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Hammond, A., Tennant, A., Ching, A., Parker, J., Prior, Y., Gignac, M. A. M., …O’Brien, R. (in press). Psychometric testing of the British‐English Perceived Workplace Support Scale, Work Accommodations, Benefits, Policies and Practices Scale, and Work Transitions Index in four rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions. Musculoskeletal Care, https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1807

Objective: The aims were to validate linguistically British‐English versions of the Perceived Workplace Support Scale (PWSS), Work Accommodations, Benefits, Policies and Practices Scale (WABPPS), and Work Transitions Index (WTI) in rheumatoid arthrit... Read More about Psychometric testing of the British‐English Perceived Workplace Support Scale, Work Accommodations, Benefits, Policies and Practices Scale, and Work Transitions Index in four rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions.

Biopsychosocial, work-related, and environmental factors affecting work participation in people with Osteoarthritis: a systematic review (2023)
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Ching, A., Prior, Y., Parker, J., & Hammond, A. (2023). Biopsychosocial, work-related, and environmental factors affecting work participation in people with Osteoarthritis: a systematic review. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 24(1), 485. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-023-06612-6

Purpose: Osteoarthritis (OA) causes pain and disability, with onset often during working age. Joint pain is associated with functional difficulties and may lead to work instability. The aims of this systematic review are to identify: the impact of OA... Read More about Biopsychosocial, work-related, and environmental factors affecting work participation in people with Osteoarthritis: a systematic review.

Psychometric and cross-cultural validity of the measure of activity performance of the hand (map-hand) across three European countries (Switzerland, Turkey and the UK) (2023)
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Horton, M., Prior, Y., Hammond, A., Tonga, E., Niedermann Schneider, K., Gilanliogullari, N., & Kjeken, I. (2023). Psychometric and cross-cultural validity of the measure of activity performance of the hand (map-hand) across three European countries (Switzerland, Turkey and the UK). Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 82(Suppl 1), 568.1-568. https://doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2023-eular.4119

Background: The MAP-Hand scale comprises 18 patient-generated items which assess hand activity among people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). All items are scored on a 0–3 scale and are summed into a total score (0 to 54). Objectives: The MAP-Hand is... Read More about Psychometric and cross-cultural validity of the measure of activity performance of the hand (map-hand) across three European countries (Switzerland, Turkey and the UK).

Psychometric testing of the British‐English Long‐Term Conditions Job Strain Scale, Long‐Term Conditions Work Spillover Scale and Work‐Health‐Personal Life Perceptions Scale in four rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions (2023)
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Hammond, A., Tennant, A., Ching, A., Parker, J., Prior, Y., Gignac, M. A. M., …O’Brien, R. (2023). Psychometric testing of the British‐English Long‐Term Conditions Job Strain Scale, Long‐Term Conditions Work Spillover Scale and Work‐Health‐Personal Life Perceptions Scale in four rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions. Musculoskeletal Care, 21(4), 1020-1035. https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1774

Objective: The aims were to validate linguistically British-English versions of the Long-Term Conditions Job Strain Scale (LTCJSS), Long-Term Conditions Work Spillover Scale (LTCWSS) and Work-Health-Personal Life Perceptions Scale (WHPLPS) in rheumat... Read More about Psychometric testing of the British‐English Long‐Term Conditions Job Strain Scale, Long‐Term Conditions Work Spillover Scale and Work‐Health‐Personal Life Perceptions Scale in four rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions.

Work limitations and associated factors in rheumatoid arthritis, axial spondyloarthritis, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia (2023)
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Brown, T., Hammond, A., Ching, A., & Parker, J. (in press). Work limitations and associated factors in rheumatoid arthritis, axial spondyloarthritis, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. Musculoskeletal Care, 21(3), 827-844. https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1760

Introduction: Rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMD) impact on work participation. The aims of this study were to: examine work limitations of working people with: rheumatoid arthritis (RA), axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), osteoarthritis (OA),... Read More about Work limitations and associated factors in rheumatoid arthritis, axial spondyloarthritis, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia.

Psychometric testing of the British English Workplace Activity Limitations Scale in four rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions (2023)
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Hammond, A., Tennant, A., Ching, A., Parker, J., Prior, Y., Gignac, M., …O'Brien, R. (2023). Psychometric testing of the British English Workplace Activity Limitations Scale in four rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions. Rheumatology Advances in Practice, 7(1), https://doi.org/10.1093/rap/rkad028

Objectives: The aims were to validate a British English version of the Workplace Activity Limitations Scale (WALS) linguistically, then test this psychometrically in RA, axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), OA and FM. Methods: The WALS was forward trans... Read More about Psychometric testing of the British English Workplace Activity Limitations Scale in four rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions.

Job retention vocational rehabilitation for employed people with inflammatory arthritis: adaptations to the Workwell trial due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic (2022)
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Ching, A., Parker, J., Haig, A., Sutton, C., Cotterill, S., Forshaw, D., …Hammond, A. (2022). Job retention vocational rehabilitation for employed people with inflammatory arthritis: adaptations to the Workwell trial due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Trials, 23, 1030. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-022-06941-2

There are high levels of work disability, absenteeism (sick leave) and presenteeism (reduced productivity) amongst people with inflammatory arthritis. Workwell is a multi-centre, randomised controlled trial of job retention vocational rehabilitation... Read More about Job retention vocational rehabilitation for employed people with inflammatory arthritis: adaptations to the Workwell trial due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Workwell trial: protocol for the process evaluation of a randomised controlled trial of job retention vocational rehabilitation for employed people with inflammatory arthritis (2022)
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Hammond, A., Radford, K., Ching, A., Prior, Y., O'Brien, R., Woodbridge, S., …Holland, P. (2022). The Workwell trial: protocol for the process evaluation of a randomised controlled trial of job retention vocational rehabilitation for employed people with inflammatory arthritis. Trials, 23, 937. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-022-06871-z

Background: The Workwell trial is a multi-centre randomised controlled trial with the aims of evaluating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of job retention vocational rehabilitation for employed people with inflammatory arthritis, who are expe... Read More about The Workwell trial: protocol for the process evaluation of a randomised controlled trial of job retention vocational rehabilitation for employed people with inflammatory arthritis.

Perceptions of arthritis glove wear of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and persistent hand pain: A nested questionnaire study within the A‐Gloves trial (2022)
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Hammond, A., Prior, Y., Adams, J., Firth, J., O'Neill, T., & Hough, Y. (2022). Perceptions of arthritis glove wear of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and persistent hand pain: A nested questionnaire study within the A‐Gloves trial. Musculoskeletal Care, 21(2), 405-416. https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1709

Introduction: Arthritis gloves are prescribed in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to reduce hand pain, stiffness, and improve hand function. As part of a randomised controlled trial, this study investigated participants’ perceptions of wearing arthritis glo... Read More about Perceptions of arthritis glove wear of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and persistent hand pain: A nested questionnaire study within the A‐Gloves trial.

The role of occupational therapy for the self‐management of rheumatoid arthritis: A protocol for a mixed methods systematic review (2022)
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Gavin, J., Rossiter, L., Fenerty, V., Leese, J., Hammond, A., Davidson, E., & Backman, C. (2022). The role of occupational therapy for the self‐management of rheumatoid arthritis: A protocol for a mixed methods systematic review. Musculoskeletal Care, https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1665

Background: Occupational therapists can support people with rheumatoid arthritis to self‐manage their disease symptoms and engage in daily activities. This protocol reports a review to broaden understanding of what is known about the role of occupat... Read More about The role of occupational therapy for the self‐management of rheumatoid arthritis: A protocol for a mixed methods systematic review.

Randomised evaluation of pre-notification of trial participants before self-report outcome data collection to improve retention: SWAT86 (2022)
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Sutton, C., Cotterill, S., Forshaw, D., Rhodes, S., Haig, A., & Hammond, A. (2022). Randomised evaluation of pre-notification of trial participants before self-report outcome data collection to improve retention: SWAT86. Research Methods in Medicine & Health Sciences, 3(4), 107-115. https://doi.org/10.1177/26320843221098427

Background Retention is considered the second highest trial methods priority in the UK after recruitment. There is limited evidence on whether notifying trial participants that a follow-up questionnaire will be sent soon (‘pre-notification’) affects... Read More about Randomised evaluation of pre-notification of trial participants before self-report outcome data collection to improve retention: SWAT86.

Scale-banking for Patient Reported Outcome Measures measuring functioning in rheumatoid arthritis : a daily activities metric (2022)
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Prodinger, B., Coenen, M., Hammond, A., Küçükdeveci, A. A., & Tennant, A. (2022). Scale-banking for Patient Reported Outcome Measures measuring functioning in rheumatoid arthritis : a daily activities metric. Arthritis Care and Research, 74(4), 579-587. https://doi.org/10.1002/acr.24503

ObjectiveFunctioning is an important outcome for the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Heterogeneity of respective patient‐reported outcome measures (PROMs) challenges direct comparisons between their results. This study aimed to standardize r... Read More about Scale-banking for Patient Reported Outcome Measures measuring functioning in rheumatoid arthritis : a daily activities metric.

Does wearing arthritis gloves help with hand pain and function? A qualitative study into patients’ views and experiences (2022)
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Prior, Y., Bartley, C., Adams, J., Firth, J., Culley, J., O'Neill, T., & Hammond, A. (2022). Does wearing arthritis gloves help with hand pain and function? A qualitative study into patients’ views and experiences. Rheumatology Advances in Practice, 6(1), rkac007. https://doi.org/10.1093/rap/rkac007

Objectives: Arthritis gloves are frequently prescribed to people with undifferentiated inflammatory (UIA) or rheumatoid arthritis (RA), to help reduce hand pain and improve function. Nested within a randomised controlled trial testing the effectivene... Read More about Does wearing arthritis gloves help with hand pain and function? A qualitative study into patients’ views and experiences.

Arthritis glove provision in rheumatoid arthritis and hand osteoarthritis : a survey of United Kingdom rheumatology occupational therapists (2022)
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Hammond, A., & Prior, Y. (2022). Arthritis glove provision in rheumatoid arthritis and hand osteoarthritis : a survey of United Kingdom rheumatology occupational therapists. Hand Therapy, 27(1), 3-13. https://doi.org/10.1177/17589983211060620

Introduction: Hand pain and function limitations are common in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and hand osteoarthritis (HOA). Provision of arthritis (compression) gloves to relieve hand symptoms is increasing in occupational therapy. Research evaluating ar... Read More about Arthritis glove provision in rheumatoid arthritis and hand osteoarthritis : a survey of United Kingdom rheumatology occupational therapists.

P077 Upskilling rheumatology therapists in work rehabilitation : an evaluation of the Workwell training programme (2021)
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Hammond, A., Woodbridge, S., O'Brien, R., Ching, A., & Parker, J. (2021). P077 Upskilling rheumatology therapists in work rehabilitation : an evaluation of the Workwell training programme. Rheumatology, 60(Sup. 1), i48-i49. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/keab247.075

Background/Aims Keeping people with arthritis working is an important goal of rehabilitation. Rheumatology therapists may provide work advice to employed patients but conducting a structured work assessment and providing vocational rehabilitation (VR... Read More about P077 Upskilling rheumatology therapists in work rehabilitation : an evaluation of the Workwell training programme.

Compression gloves for patients with hand arthritis (C-GLOVES): A feasibility study (2021)
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Hammond, A., & Prior, Y. (2021). Compression gloves for patients with hand arthritis (C-GLOVES): A feasibility study. Hand Therapy, 26(1), 26-37. https://doi.org/10.1177/1758998320986829

Introduction: Compression gloves are frequently provided to patients with hand arthritis. Evidence for effectiveness is limited. The aim of this study was to determine feasibility of recruitment, assessment and treatment procedures, in preparation fo... Read More about Compression gloves for patients with hand arthritis (C-GLOVES): A feasibility study.

Clinical and cost effectiveness of arthritis gloves in rheumatoid arthritis (A-GLOVES) : randomised controlled trial with economic analysis (2021)
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Hammond, A., Prior, Y., Cotterill, S., Sutton, C., Camacho, E., Heal, C., …Firth, J. (2021). Clinical and cost effectiveness of arthritis gloves in rheumatoid arthritis (A-GLOVES) : randomised controlled trial with economic analysis. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 22, 47. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-020-03917-8

Background: Arthritis (or compression) gloves are widely prescribed to people with rheumatoid arthritis and other forms of hand arthritis. They are prescribed for daytime wear to reduce hand pain and improve hand function, and/or night-time wear to r... Read More about Clinical and cost effectiveness of arthritis gloves in rheumatoid arthritis (A-GLOVES) : randomised controlled trial with economic analysis.

The effect on work presenteeism of job retention vocational rehabilitation compared to a written self-help work advice pack for employed people with inflammatory arthritis: protocol for a multi-centre randomised controlled trial (the WORKWELL trial) (2020)
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Hammond, A., Sutton, C., Cotterill, S., Woodbridge, S., O’Brien, R., Radford, K., …Parker, J. (2020). The effect on work presenteeism of job retention vocational rehabilitation compared to a written self-help work advice pack for employed people with inflammatory arthritis: protocol for a multi-centre randomised controlled trial (the WORKWELL trial). BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 21(1), 607. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-020-03619-1

Background: Work problems are common in people with inflammatory arthritis. Up to 50% stop work within 10 years due to their condition and up to 67% report presenteeism (i.e. reduced work productivity), even amongst those with low disease activity. J... Read More about The effect on work presenteeism of job retention vocational rehabilitation compared to a written self-help work advice pack for employed people with inflammatory arthritis: protocol for a multi-centre randomised controlled trial (the WORKWELL trial).

The Valued Life Activities Scale (VLAs) : linguistic validation, cultural adaptation and psychometric testing in people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases in the UK (2020)
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Prior, Y., Tennant, A., Tyson, S., & Hammond, A. (2020). The Valued Life Activities Scale (VLAs) : linguistic validation, cultural adaptation and psychometric testing in people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases in the UK. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 21(1), 505. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-020-03409-9

Background The Valued Life Activities Scale (VLAs) measures difficulty in daily activities and social participation. With various versions involving a different number of items, we have linguistically and culturally adopted the full VLAs (33-items)... Read More about The Valued Life Activities Scale (VLAs) : linguistic validation, cultural adaptation and psychometric testing in people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases in the UK.

The Valued Life Activities Scale (VLAs): linguistic validation, cultural adaptation and psychometric testing in people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases in the UK (2020)
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Prior, Y., Tennant, A., Tyson, S., & Hammond, A. (2020). The Valued Life Activities Scale (VLAs): linguistic validation, cultural adaptation and psychometric testing in people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases in the UK. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 21(1), 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-020-03409-9

Background The Valued Life Activities Scale (VLAs) measures difficulty in daily activities and social participation. With various versions involving a different number of items, we have linguistically and culturally adopted the full VLAs (33-items)... Read More about The Valued Life Activities Scale (VLAs): linguistic validation, cultural adaptation and psychometric testing in people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases in the UK.

Cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric testing of the Dutch and German versions of the Evaluation of Daily Activity Questionnaire in people with rheumatoid arthritis (2020)
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Hammond, A., Meesters, J., Niedermann, K., Tennant, A., Vliet Vlieland, T., Tyson, S., & Nordenskiold, U. (2021). Cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric testing of the Dutch and German versions of the Evaluation of Daily Activity Questionnaire in people with rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatology International, 41(5), 951-964. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00296-020-04657-7

The Evaluation of Daily Activity Questionnaire (EDAQ) is a detailed patient-reported outcome measure of activity ability. The objective of this research was to assess the linguistic and cross-cultural validity and psychometric properties of the EDA... Read More about Cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric testing of the Dutch and German versions of the Evaluation of Daily Activity Questionnaire in people with rheumatoid arthritis.

The MAP-HAND : psychometric properties and differences in activity performance between patients with carpometacarpal osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis (2020)
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Tveter, A., Osteras, N., Nossum, R., Mehl Eide, R., Klokkeide, A., Hoegh Matre, K., …Kjeken, I. (2020). The MAP-HAND : psychometric properties and differences in activity performance between patients with carpometacarpal osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 52(e-pub), 00070. https://doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2696

Objective: To assess construct validity (Rasch analyses) of the Measure of Activity Performance of the Hand (MAP-Hand) in people with carpometacarpal osteoarthritis (CMC1 OA), and to explore differences in activity performance between people with CMC... Read More about The MAP-HAND : psychometric properties and differences in activity performance between patients with carpometacarpal osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

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., 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. Object... Read More about Group cognitive–behavioural programme to reduce the impact of rheumatoid arthritis fatigue: the RAFT RCT with economic and qualitative evaluations.

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 no... Read More about Training and delivery of a novel fatigue intervention: a qualitative study of rheumatology health-care professionals’ experiences.

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., Choy, E., 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

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 randomised controlled trial in RA ad... Read More about Reducing arthritis fatigue impact : two-year randomised controlled trial of cognitive behavioural approaches by rheumatology teams (RAFT).

Revisiting the disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand (DASH) and QuickDASH in rheumatoid arthritis (2019)
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Prodinger, B., Hammond, A., Tennant, A., Prior, Y., & Tyson, S. (2019). Revisiting the disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand (DASH) and QuickDASH in rheumatoid arthritis. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 20(1), 41. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-019-2414-6

Background Limitations in upper limb functioning are common in Musculoskeletal disorders and the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand scale (DASH) has gained widespread use in this context. However, various concerns have been raised about its... Read More about Revisiting the disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand (DASH) and QuickDASH in rheumatoid arthritis.

Measure of Activity Performance of the Hand (MAP-Hand) questionnaire : linguistic validation, cultural adaptation and psychometric testing in people with rheumatoid arthritis in the UK (2018)
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Prior, Y., Tennant, A., Tyson, S., Kjeken, I., & Hammond, A. (2018). Measure of Activity Performance of the Hand (MAP-Hand) questionnaire : linguistic validation, cultural adaptation and psychometric testing in people with rheumatoid arthritis in the UK. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 19(1), 275. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-018-2177-5

Background: Developed in the Norway, the Measure of Activity Performance of the Hand (MAP-Hand) assesses 18 activities performed using the hands. It was developed for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) using patient generated items, which are scor... Read More about Measure of Activity Performance of the Hand (MAP-Hand) questionnaire : linguistic validation, cultural adaptation and psychometric testing in people with rheumatoid arthritis in the UK.

The effects of arthritis gloves on hand pain in people with rheumatoid or inflammatory arthritis: a randomised controlled trial (A-GLOVES TRIAL) (2018)
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Hammond, A., Prior, Y., Sutton, C., Cotterill, S., Heal, C., & Camacho, E. (2018). The effects of arthritis gloves on hand pain in people with rheumatoid or inflammatory arthritis: a randomised controlled trial (A-GLOVES TRIAL). https://doi.org/10.1136/ANNRHEUMDIS-2018-EULAR.3524

Background Arthritis (compression) gloves are commonly provided to people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and undifferentiated inflammatory arthritis (IA) in the UK health service. These apply pressure and warmth to relieve hand pain, stiffness and im... Read More about The effects of arthritis gloves on hand pain in people with rheumatoid or inflammatory arthritis: a randomised controlled trial (A-GLOVES TRIAL).

Inflammatory or rheumatoid arthritis patients’ perspectives on the effect of arthritis gloves on their hand pain and function (A-GLOVES TRIAL): a qualitative study (2018)
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Prior, Y., Arafin, N., Bartley, C., & Hammond, A. (2018). Inflammatory or rheumatoid arthritis patients’ perspectives on the effect of arthritis gloves on their hand pain and function (A-GLOVES TRIAL): a qualitative study. https://doi.org/10.1136/ANNRHEUMDIS-2018-EULAR.5980

Background Arthritis (compression) gloves are frequently provided to people with inflammatory (IA) or rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the NHS, to help reduce swelling and alleviate hand pain by providing compression and improving circulation. However ev... Read More about Inflammatory or rheumatoid arthritis patients’ perspectives on the effect of arthritis gloves on their hand pain and function (A-GLOVES TRIAL): a qualitative study.

"As a practitioner I feel enriched": rheumatology tutors' experiences of delivering a manualised group cognitive-behavioural fatigue programme to patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) (2018)
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Dures, E., Hammond, A., Hewlett, S., & Group, R. (2018). "As a practitioner I feel enriched": rheumatology tutors' experiences of delivering a manualised group cognitive-behavioural fatigue programme to patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 77, https://doi.org/10.1136/ANNRHEUMDIS-2018-EULAR.1126

Background Reducing Arthritis Fatigue by clinical Teams using cognitive-behavioural approaches (RAFT) is a 7-centre RCT of a manualised group cognitive-behavioural (CB) programme to reduce fatigue impact.1 After four days training plus a delivery obs... Read More about "As a practitioner I feel enriched": rheumatology tutors' experiences of delivering a manualised group cognitive-behavioural fatigue programme to patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

The effects of arthritis gloves on hand pain in people with rheumatoid or inflammatory arthritis : a randomised controlled trial (A-GLOVES TRIAL) (2018)
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Hammond, A., Prior, Y., Sutton, C., Cotterill, S., Heal, C., & Camacho, E. (2018). The effects of arthritis gloves on hand pain in people with rheumatoid or inflammatory arthritis : a randomised controlled trial (A-GLOVES TRIAL). Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 77(Suppl2), A204

Background: Arthritis (compression) gloves are commonly provided to people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and undifferentiated inflammatory arthritis (IA) in the UK health service. These apply pressure and warmth to relieve hand pain, stiffness and i... Read More about The effects of arthritis gloves on hand pain in people with rheumatoid or inflammatory arthritis : a randomised controlled trial (A-GLOVES TRIAL).

Inflammatory or rheumatoid arthritis patients’ perspectives on the effect of arthritis gloves on their hand pain and function (A-GLOVES TRIAL) : a qualitative study (2018)
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Prior, Y., Arafin, N., Bartley, C., & Hammond, A. (2018). Inflammatory or rheumatoid arthritis patients’ perspectives on the effect of arthritis gloves on their hand pain and function (A-GLOVES TRIAL) : a qualitative study. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 77(Suppl2), A1866. https://doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-eular.5980

Background: Arthritis (compression) gloves are frequently provided to people with inflammatory (IA) or rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the NHS, to help reduce swelling and alleviate hand pain by providing compression and improving circulation. However e... Read More about Inflammatory or rheumatoid arthritis patients’ perspectives on the effect of arthritis gloves on their hand pain and function (A-GLOVES TRIAL) : a qualitative study.

Psychometric testing of a german version of the evaluation of daily activity questionnaire in rheumatoid arthritis (2018)
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Hammond, A., Niedermann, K., Tyson, S., & Tennant, A. (2018). Psychometric testing of a german version of the evaluation of daily activity questionnaire in rheumatoid arthritis. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 77(Suppl2), A1820. https://doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-eular.3826

Background: The Evaluation of Daily Activity Questionnaire (EDAQ) is a patient reported outcome (PRO) of activity limitations. The English EDAQ is reliable, valid and a comprehensive measure of the commonest problems experienced by people with rheuma... Read More about Psychometric testing of a german version of the evaluation of daily activity questionnaire in rheumatoid arthritis.

Early, specialist vocational rehabilitation to facilitate return to work after traumatic brain injury : the FRESH feasibility RCT (2018)
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Radford, K., Sutton, C., Sach, T., Holmes, J., Watkins, C., Forshaw, D., …Phillips, J. (2018). Early, specialist vocational rehabilitation to facilitate return to work after traumatic brain injury : the FRESH feasibility RCT. Health Technology Assessment, 22(33), 1-124. https://doi.org/10.3310/hta22330

Background Up to 160,000 people incur traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year in the UK. TBI can have profound effects on many areas of human functioning, including participation in work. There is limited evidence of the clinical effectiveness and c... Read More about Early, specialist vocational rehabilitation to facilitate return to work after traumatic brain injury : the FRESH feasibility RCT.

As a practitioner I feel enriched : rheumatology tutors’ experiences of delivering a manualised group cognitive-behavioural fatigue programme to patients with rheumatoid arthritis (2018)
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Dures, E., Hammond, A., & Hewlett, S. (2018). As a practitioner I feel enriched : rheumatology tutors’ experiences of delivering a manualised group cognitive-behavioural fatigue programme to patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatology, 57(Supl.3), https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/key075.500

Background: Reducing Arthritis Fatigue by clinical Teams using cognitive-behavioural approaches (RAFT) is a seven-centre RCT of a manualised group cognitive-behavioural (CB) programme to reduce fatigue impact. After four days training plus a delivery... Read More about As a practitioner I feel enriched : rheumatology tutors’ experiences of delivering a manualised group cognitive-behavioural fatigue programme to patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Linguistic validation, validity and reliability of the British English versions of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire and QuickDASH in people with rheumatoid arthritis (2018)
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Hammond, A., Prior, Y., & Tyson, S. (2018). Linguistic validation, validity and reliability of the British English versions of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire and QuickDASH in people with rheumatoid arthritis. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 19, 118. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-018-2032-8

Background: Although the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire is widely used in the UK, no British English version is available. The aim of this study was to linguistically validate the DASH into British English and then te... Read More about Linguistic validation, validity and reliability of the British English versions of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire and QuickDASH in people with rheumatoid arthritis.

Job retention vocational rehabilitation for employed people with inflammatory arthritis (WORK-IA) : a feasibility randomized controlled trial (2017)
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controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 18, 315. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-017-1671-5

Background: Inflammatory arthritis leads to work disability, absenteeism and presenteeism (i.e. at-work productivity loss) at high cost to individuals, employers and society. A trial of job retention vocational rehabilitation (VR) in the United State... Read More about Job retention vocational rehabilitation for employed people with inflammatory arthritis (WORK-IA) : a feasibility randomized controlled trial.

The effects of arthritis gloves on people with rheumatoid arthritis or inflammatory arthritis with hand pain : a study protocol for a multi-centre randomised controlled trial (the A-GLOVES trial) (2017)
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Prior, Y., Sutton, C., Cotterill, S., Adams, J., Camacho, E., Arafin, N., …Hammond, A. (2017). The effects of arthritis gloves on people with rheumatoid arthritis or inflammatory arthritis with hand pain : a study protocol for a multi-centre randomised controlled trial (the A-GLOVES trial). BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 18, 224-239. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-017-1583-4

Background: Arthritis gloves are regularly provided as part of the management of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and undifferentiated (early) inflammatory arthritis (IA). Usually made of nylon and elastane (i.e. Lycra®), these arthritis gloves... Read More about The effects of arthritis gloves on people with rheumatoid arthritis or inflammatory arthritis with hand pain : a study protocol for a multi-centre randomised controlled trial (the A-GLOVES trial).

The psychometric properties of the Evaluation of Daily Activity Questionnaire in seven musculoskeletal conditions (2017)
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Hammond, A., Prior, Y., Tennant, A., & Tyson, S. (2018). The psychometric properties of the Evaluation of Daily Activity Questionnaire in seven musculoskeletal conditions. Disability and Rehabilitation, 40(17), 2070-2080. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2017.1323027

Purpose: To psychometrically test the Evaluation of Daily Activity Questionnaire in seven musculoskeletal conditions. Materials and Methods: 1200 people with: ankylosing spondylitis; osteoarthritis; systemic lupus erythematosus; systemic sclerosi... Read More about The psychometric properties of the Evaluation of Daily Activity Questionnaire in seven musculoskeletal conditions.

A qualitative evaluation of occupational therapy-led work rehabilitation for people with inflammatory arthritis : patients’ views (2016)
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with inflammatory arthritis : patients’ views. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 80(1), 39-48. https://doi.org/10.1177/0308022616672666

Introduction: This qualitative study, nested in a pilot feasibility randomised controlled trial, explored the views of working people with inflammatory arthritis on the impact of a work rehabilitation programme received. Method: Thirty-two part... Read More about A qualitative evaluation of occupational therapy-led work rehabilitation for people with inflammatory arthritis : patients’ views.

A pilot trial of compression gloves in early inflammatory and rheumatoid arthritis (2016)
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Hough, Y., Hammond, A., Prior, Y., Jacklin, A., Dooley, M., Perkins, J., & Durkin, C. (2016). A pilot trial of compression gloves in early inflammatory and rheumatoid arthritis. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 79(8 Supp), 91. https://doi.org/10.1177/0308022616663152

Background: Compression gloves are provided in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to improve hand symptoms and function but there is little evidence for their effectiveness. As a group of Rheumatology Occupational Therapists we were unaware of clinical eviden... Read More about A pilot trial of compression gloves in early inflammatory and rheumatoid arthritis.

Psychometric testing of the Dutch evaluation of daily activity questionnaire in rheumatoid arthritis (2016)
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Hammond, A., Meesters, J., Vliet Vlieland, T., Peeters, A., Tennant, A., Tyson, S., …Prior, Y. (2016). Psychometric testing of the Dutch evaluation of daily activity questionnaire in rheumatoid arthritis. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 75(Supp 2), 1263. https://doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2016-eular.2517

Background: The Evaluation of Daily Activity Questionnaire (EDAQ) is a patient reported measure of activity limitations in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and other musculoskeletal conditions, for which there is a Swedish (1) and an updated English version... Read More about Psychometric testing of the Dutch evaluation of daily activity questionnaire in rheumatoid arthritis.

Cognitive Therapy for Reducing The Impact of Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue: Sucessful Strategies for Meeting Targets in A Complex Health Care Intervention (2016)
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Plummer, Z., Almeida, C., Ambler, N., Blair, P., Choy, E., Dures, E., …Hewlett, S. (2016). Cognitive Therapy for Reducing The Impact of Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue: Sucessful Strategies for Meeting Targets in A Complex Health Care Intervention. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, https://doi.org/10.1136/ANNRHEUMDIS-2016-EULAR.1968

Background: Complex interventions are widely used in modern health care practice and are defined as those having potentially interacting components. Evaluation can be challenging due to difficulties in logistics, standardisation, delivery, recruiting... Read More about Cognitive Therapy for Reducing The Impact of Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue: Sucessful Strategies for Meeting Targets in A Complex Health Care Intervention.

The effectiveness of home hand exercise programmes in rheumatoid arthritis : a systematic review (2016)
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Hammond, A., & Prior, Y. (2016). The effectiveness of home hand exercise programmes in rheumatoid arthritis : a systematic review. British Medical Bulletin, 119(1), 49-62. https://doi.org/10.1093/bmb/ldw024

Introduction: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) commonly reduces hand function. We systematically reviewed trials to investigate effects of home hand exercise programmes on hand symptoms and function in RA. Sources of Data: We searched: Medline (1946-), A... Read More about The effectiveness of home hand exercise programmes in rheumatoid arthritis : a systematic review.

The effectiveness of an exercise programme on dynamic balance in patients with medial knee osteoarthritis : a pilot study (2016)
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Al-Khlaifat, L., Herrington, L., Tyson, S., Hammond, A., & Jones, R. (2016). The effectiveness of an exercise programme on dynamic balance in patients with medial knee osteoarthritis : a pilot study. ˜The œKnee (Amsterdam. Online), 23(5), 849-856. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.knee.2016.05.006

BACKGROUND: Dynamic balance and quiet standing balance are decreased in knee osteoarthritis (OA), with dynamic balance being more affected. This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of a group exercise programme of lower extremity muscles i... Read More about The effectiveness of an exercise programme on dynamic balance in patients with medial knee osteoarthritis : a pilot study.

Successful strategies supporting recruitment, intervention delivery and retention targets in a randomized controlled trial of a complex intervention (2016)
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Plummer, Z., Almeida, C., Ambler, N., Blair, P., Choy, E., Dures, E., …Hewlett, S. (2016). Successful strategies supporting recruitment, intervention delivery and retention targets in a randomized controlled trial of a complex intervention. Rheumatology, 55(Supp 1), i121. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kew128.020

Background: Complex interventions are widely used in modern health care practice and are defined as those having potentially interacting components. Evaluation can be challenging due to difficulties in logistics, standardisation and delivery. In addi... Read More about Successful strategies supporting recruitment, intervention delivery and retention targets in a randomized controlled trial of a complex intervention.

Psychometric testing of the valued life activities questionnaire in people with rheumatoid arthritis in the UK : Rasch Analysis (2015)
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Prior, Y., Hammond, A., & Tennant, A. (2015). Psychometric testing of the valued life activities questionnaire in people with rheumatoid arthritis in the UK : Rasch Analysis. Arthritis and Rheumatism, 67(Supp10),

Background/Purpose: Developed in the USA, the Valued Life Activities Scale (VLAs) measures participation in daily activities, and the 14 item scale (i.e. short version of VLAs) has been psychometrically tested for use in a population of adults with R... Read More about Psychometric testing of the valued life activities questionnaire in people with rheumatoid arthritis in the UK : Rasch Analysis.

Characterizing the concept of activity pacing as a non-pharmacological intervention in rheumatology care : results of an international Delphi survey (2015)
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Cuperus, N., Vliet Vlieland, T., Brodin, N., Hammond, A., Kjeken, I., Lund, H., …van der Ende, C. (2015). Characterizing the concept of activity pacing as a non-pharmacological intervention in rheumatology care : results of an international Delphi survey. Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology, 45(1), 66-74. https://doi.org/10.3109/03009742.2015.1052552

Objective: To develop a consensual list of the most important aspects of activity pacing (AP) as an intervention within the context of non-pharmacological rheumatology care. Method: An international, multidisciplinary expert panel comprising 60 clin... Read More about Characterizing the concept of activity pacing as a non-pharmacological intervention in rheumatology care : results of an international Delphi survey.

Protocol for a randomised controlled trial for Reducing Arthritis Fatigue by clinical teams using cognitive behavioural approaches (RAFT). (2015)
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Hewlett, S., Ambler, N., Almeida, C., Blair, P., Choy, E., Dures, E., …Pollock, J. (2015). Protocol for a randomised controlled trial for Reducing Arthritis Fatigue by clinical teams using cognitive behavioural approaches (RAFT). BMJ Open, 5, e009061. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009061

Introduction: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) fatigue is distressing, leading to unmanageable physical and cognitive exhaustion impacting on health, leisure and work. Group cognitive–behavioural (CB) therapy delivered by a clinical psychologist demonstr... Read More about Protocol for a randomised controlled trial for Reducing Arthritis Fatigue by clinical teams using cognitive behavioural approaches (RAFT)..

A qualitative evaluation of occupational therapy-led work rehabilitation for people with inflammatory arthritis : perspectives of therapists and their line managers (2015)
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Prior, Y., Amanna, E., Bodell, S., & Hammond, A. (2015). A qualitative evaluation of occupational therapy-led work rehabilitation for people with inflammatory arthritis : perspectives of therapists and their line managers. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 78(8), 467-474. https://doi.org/10.1177/0308022615581312

Introduction: Occupational therapy-led work rehabilitation for employed people with inflammatory arthritis and work problems was piloted in five hospitals in the United Kingdom. This qualitative study explored the views of participating occupational... Read More about A qualitative evaluation of occupational therapy-led work rehabilitation for people with inflammatory arthritis : perspectives of therapists and their line managers.

Linguistic validation and cultural adaptation of the valued life activities scale in Turkey in people with Rheumatoid Arthritis (2015)
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Tonga, E., Hammond, A., & Prior, Y. (2015). Linguistic validation and cultural adaptation of the valued life activities scale in Turkey in people with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 74(Suppl), 1333-1334. https://doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2015-eular.2418

Background The Valued Life Activities Scale (VLAs) was specifically developed for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)1 to measure daily activities and participatory roles. The original VLAs items (75) were derived from content analysis of diaries c... Read More about Linguistic validation and cultural adaptation of the valued life activities scale in Turkey in people with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Development and psychometric testing of the British english measure of activity performance of the hand (MAP-HAND) questionnaire in Rheumatoid Arthritis (2015)
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Prior, Y., Hammond, A., Tyson, S., & Tennant, A. (2015). Development and psychometric testing of the British english measure of activity performance of the hand (MAP-HAND) questionnaire in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 74(Suppl2), 1324. https://doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2015-eular.3404

ackground The Measure of Activity Performance of the Hand (MAP-HAND) evaluates 18 daily activities performed using the hands. It was developed in Norway for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) using patient generated items and is the product of ext... Read More about Development and psychometric testing of the British english measure of activity performance of the hand (MAP-HAND) questionnaire in Rheumatoid Arthritis.

How do we perceive activity pacing in rheumatology care? An international delphi survey (2015)
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Cuperus, N., Vliet Vlieland, T., Brodin, N., Hammond, A., Kjeken, I., Lund, H., …van der Ende, C. (2015). How do we perceive activity pacing in rheumatology care? An international delphi survey. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 74(Suppl2), 159. https://doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2015-eular.2556

Background Activity pacing is a recommended non-pharmacological intervention for the management of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases in international clinical guidelines. In clinical practice, activity pacing aims at adapting daily activities, a... Read More about How do we perceive activity pacing in rheumatology care? An international delphi survey.

The effectiveness of an exercise programme on knee loading, muscle co-contraction, and pain in patients with medial knee osteoarthritis : A pilot study (2015)
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Al-Khlaifat, L., Herrington, L., Hammond, A., Tyson, S., & Jones, R. (2016). The effectiveness of an exercise programme on knee loading, muscle co-contraction, and pain in patients with medial knee osteoarthritis : A pilot study. ˜The œKnee (Amsterdam. Online), 23(1), 63-69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.knee.2015.03.014

Background: Knee loading, muscle co-contraction, and pain are increased in knee osteoarthritis (OA). Exercises decreased pain in knee OA, yet OA is a mechanical disease and biomechanical changes need to be explored as well. Therefore, this study ai... Read More about The effectiveness of an exercise programme on knee loading, muscle co-contraction, and pain in patients with medial knee osteoarthritis : A pilot study.

Vocational rehabilitation in workers with inflammatory arthritis (2015)
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Hammond, A. (2015). Vocational rehabilitation in workers with inflammatory arthritis. Rheumatology, 54(Supp1), i3. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kev042.002

Work disability is high in people with musculoskeletal conditions (MSCs): occurring in 28–40% of people with RA; and 18-31% in AS. Before becoming work disabled, people with MSCs experience considerable work instability, i.e. a mismatch between their... Read More about Vocational rehabilitation in workers with inflammatory arthritis.

The survey of rheumatology occupational therapy compression glove practice and provision in the UK (2015)
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Prior, Y., & Hammond, A. (2015). The survey of rheumatology occupational therapy compression glove practice and provision in the UK. Rheumatology, 54(S1), i101. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kev089.017

Background: Compression gloves are provided by rheumatology occupational therapists (OT) in routine clinical care to people with early or established rheumatoid arthritis (RA). They are prescribed for day and / or night wear, to reduce hand pain, sti... Read More about The survey of rheumatology occupational therapy compression glove practice and provision in the UK.

Psychometric testing of Measure of Activity Performance in the Hand (Map-Hand) Questionnaire in rheumatoid arthritis : Rasch analysis (2015)
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Prior, Y., Tennant, A., Hammond, A., & Tyson, S. (2015). Psychometric testing of Measure of Activity Performance in the Hand (Map-Hand) Questionnaire in rheumatoid arthritis : Rasch analysis. Rheumatology, 54(S1), i121. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kev089.071

Background: Originally developed in Norway, the Measure of Activity Performance in the Hand (Map-Hand) is a self-reported questionnaire including 18 items to assess using hands when doing everyday activities and is reported to be unidimensional. Our... Read More about Psychometric testing of Measure of Activity Performance in the Hand (Map-Hand) Questionnaire in rheumatoid arthritis : Rasch analysis.

A pre-post test pilot trial of compression gloves in early inflammatory and rheumatoid arthritis (2015)
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Hammond, A., Prior, Y., Jones, V., Dooley, M., Hough, Y., & Jacklin, A. (2015). A pre-post test pilot trial of compression gloves in early inflammatory and rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatology, 54(S1), i111-112. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kev089.045

Background: Compression gloves are increasingly provided by occupational therapists (OTs) to people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Gloves are provided to: reduce hand joint pain (day and/or night), swelling and stiffness; and improve hand functio... Read More about A pre-post test pilot trial of compression gloves in early inflammatory and rheumatoid arthritis.

Development and psychometric testing of a British English version of the Disabilities Arm Shoulder and Hand Questionnaire (2015)
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Hammond, A., Prior, Y., & Tyson, S. (2015). Development and psychometric testing of a British English version of the Disabilities Arm Shoulder and Hand Questionnaire. Rheumatology, 54(S1), https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kev089.059

Background: The DASH (developed in Canada) is a widely used outcome measure for upper limb conditions, consisting of 30 items: 21 regarding daily activity and 9 regarding impact of condition. The aim of this study was to develop a British English D... Read More about Development and psychometric testing of a British English version of the Disabilities Arm Shoulder and Hand Questionnaire.

The reliability and validity of the English version of the Evaluation of Daily Activity Questionnaire in people with rheumatoid arthritis (2015)
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Hammond, A., Tennant, A., Tyson, S., Nordenskiold, U., Hawkins, R., & Prior, Y. (2015). The reliability and validity of the English version of the Evaluation of Daily Activity Questionnaire in people with rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatology, 54(9), 1605-1615. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kev008

Objectives: The Evaluation of Daily Activity Questionnaire (EDAQ) includes 138 items in 14 domains identified as important by people with RA. The aim of this study was to test the validity and reliability of the English EDAQ. Methods: A total of... Read More about The reliability and validity of the English version of the Evaluation of Daily Activity Questionnaire in people with rheumatoid arthritis.

The effects of compression gloves on hand symptoms and hand function in rheumatoid arthritis and hand osteoarthritis : a systematic review (2015)
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Hammond, A., Jones, V., & Prior, Y. (2016). The effects of compression gloves on hand symptoms and hand function in rheumatoid arthritis and hand osteoarthritis : a systematic review. Clinical Rehabilitation, 30(3), 213-224. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269215515578296

Objective: to evaluate the effects of compression gloves in adults with rheumatoid arthritis and hand osteoarthritis. Data sources: Systematic review of randomized controlled trials identified from MEDLINE, CINAHL, AMED, PEDro, OT Seeker, The Cochra... Read More about The effects of compression gloves on hand symptoms and hand function in rheumatoid arthritis and hand osteoarthritis : a systematic review.

The content validity and acceptability of the evaluation of daily activity questionnaire in musculoskeletal conditions (2015)
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Hammond, A., Prior, Y., Tennant, A., Tyson, S., & Nordenskiold, U. (2015). The content validity and acceptability of the evaluation of daily activity questionnaire in musculoskeletal conditions. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 78(3), 144-157. https://doi.org/10.1177/0308022615571117

Introduction: The Evaluation of Daily Activity Questionnaire is a detailed self-report measure of activity limitations. It has two parts: 10 scales of symptom severity; and 14 daily activity domains, including 138 activities. It has good psychometric... Read More about The content validity and acceptability of the evaluation of daily activity questionnaire in musculoskeletal conditions.

Joint protection and hand exercises for hand osteoarthritis: an economic evaluation comparing methods for the analysis of factorial data (2014)
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Oppong, R., Jowett, A., Nicholls, E., Whitehurst, D., Hill, S., Hammond, A., …Dziedzic, K. (2014). Joint protection and hand exercises for hand osteoarthritis: an economic evaluation comparing methods for the analysis of factorial data. Rheumatology, 54(5), 876-883. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/keu389

Objectives: Evidence regarding the cost-effectiveness of joint protection and hand exercises for the management of hand osteoarthritis (OA) is not well established. The primary aim of this study is to assess the cost-effectiveness (cost-utility) of... Read More about Joint protection and hand exercises for hand osteoarthritis: an economic evaluation comparing methods for the analysis of factorial data.

Linguistic validation and cultural adaptation of an English version of the Evaluation of Daily Activity Questionnaire in rheumatoid arthritis (2014)
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Hammond, A., Tyson, S., Prior, Y., Hawkins, R., Tennant, A., Nordenskiold, U., …Cederlund, R. (2014). Linguistic validation and cultural adaptation of an English version of the Evaluation of Daily Activity Questionnaire in rheumatoid arthritis. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 12(143), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12955-014-0143-y

Background: To linguistically validate and culturally adapt the Evaluation of Daily Activity Questionnaire (EDAQ) for use in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) from Swedish to British English. The EDAQ is a patient reported outcome measure of daily activity a... Read More about Linguistic validation and cultural adaptation of an English version of the Evaluation of Daily Activity Questionnaire in rheumatoid arthritis.

The Elizabeth Casson Memorial lecture 2014: Changing ways; changing times. (2014)
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Hammond, A. (2014). The Elizabeth Casson Memorial lecture 2014: Changing ways; changing times. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 77(8), 392-399. https://doi.org/10.4276/030802214X14071472109806

This lecture reflects on: how Rheumatology occupational therapy practice and research has developed in the last 30 years; self-management in Rheumatology (a person’s ability to manage the symptoms, treatment, physical, and psychosocial consequence... Read More about The Elizabeth Casson Memorial lecture 2014: Changing ways; changing times..

FRI0592-HPR Work rehabilitation in inflammatory arthritis: A pilot randomised controlled trial (2014)
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Hammond, A., Prior, Y., O'Brien, R., Woodbridge, S., & Radford, K. (2014). FRI0592-HPR Work rehabilitation in inflammatory arthritis: A pilot randomised controlled trial. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 73(Suppl), 1209-1209. https://doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2014-eular.5378

Background Work problems are common in people with inflammatory arthritis (IA): with 28-40% of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) stopping work in 5y of diagnosis. There is little research into effectiveness of job retention vocational rehabilitat... Read More about FRI0592-HPR Work rehabilitation in inflammatory arthritis: A pilot randomised controlled trial.

OP0083-HPR development of the evaluation of daily activities questionnaire in musculoskeletal conditions: Psychometric testing (2014)
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Hammond, A., Prior, Y., Horton, M., Tennant, A., & Tyson, S. (2014). OP0083-HPR development of the evaluation of daily activities questionnaire in musculoskeletal conditions: Psychometric testing. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 73(Suppl2), 93. https://doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2014-eular.3334

Background The English Evaluation of Daily Activity Questionnaire (EDAQ) is a patient reported measure of activity limitations including 138 activities in 14 domains. It has been linguistically and culturally validated from the original Swedish to En... Read More about OP0083-HPR development of the evaluation of daily activities questionnaire in musculoskeletal conditions: Psychometric testing.

Do Occupational therapy services fulfil the work related needs of rheumatology patients in the UK? (2014)
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Prior, Y., & Hammond, A. (2014). Do Occupational therapy services fulfil the work related needs of rheumatology patients in the UK?. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 73(Suppl2), 93. https://doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2014-eular.3407

Background: Before becoming work disabled, people with inflammatory arthritis (IA) experience work instability, which threatens employment. Thus, many employed people with IA are at risk of losing their job. Rheumatology Occupational Therapists (OT)... Read More about Do Occupational therapy services fulfil the work related needs of rheumatology patients in the UK?.

Is pain disabling adults with musculoskeletal conditions? (2014)
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Prior, Y., Hammond, A., & Tyson, S. (2014). Is pain disabling adults with musculoskeletal conditions?. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 73(Supp2), 1172. https://doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2014-eular.3399

Background: Pain is the most common symptom of musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions, affecting two thirds of adults aged ≥50 years in the UK (1). MSK pain often becomes chronic and significantly reduces people’s ability to participate in daily activities... Read More about Is pain disabling adults with musculoskeletal conditions?.

Rheumatology occupational therapists' line managers' views of a vocational rehabilitation programme delivered to patients with work problems (2014)
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Prior, Y., Amanna, A., & Hammond, A. (2014). Rheumatology occupational therapists' line managers' views of a vocational rehabilitation programme delivered to patients with work problems. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 74(Supp2), 1352. https://doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2015-eular.1998

Background: Before becoming work disabled people with inflammatory arthritis experience work instability, which threatens employment. Occupational therapists (OT) are well–placed to assist patients to remain at work [1]. However, many OTs in the UK l... Read More about Rheumatology occupational therapists' line managers' views of a vocational rehabilitation programme delivered to patients with work problems.

Rheumatoid arthritis patients' views of a vocational rehabilitation intervention provided by rheumatology occupational therapists (2014)
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Prior, Y., Bodell, S., Amanna, A., & Hammond, A. (2014). Rheumatoid arthritis patients' views of a vocational rehabilitation intervention provided by rheumatology occupational therapists. Rheumatology, 53, 121-122. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/keu106.008

Background: Work disability in RA is common and many are unlikely to return to work once they cease working. Rheumatology occupational therapists (OTs) are well-placed to identify the work problems of people with RA as their role includes evaluating... Read More about Rheumatoid arthritis patients' views of a vocational rehabilitation intervention provided by rheumatology occupational therapists.

A systematic review of compression gloves in arthritis (2014)
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Hammond, A., Jones, V., & Prior, Y. (2014). A systematic review of compression gloves in arthritis. Rheumatology, 53(Supp1), i125. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/keu107.006

Background: Compression gloves (CG) are provided in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), inflammatory arthritis (IA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and hand osteoarthritis (OA) to relieve pain and swelling at night, reduce stiffness and improve hand movem... Read More about A systematic review of compression gloves in arthritis.

Reliability of three objective hand measures : joint circumference, composite finger flexion and the grip ability test (2014)
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Hammond, A., Jones, V., & Prior, Y. (2014). Reliability of three objective hand measures : joint circumference, composite finger flexion and the grip ability test. Rheumatology, 53(Supp1), i124. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/keu107.004

Background: Prior to a feasibility study evaluating compression gloves in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), we searched AMED (1985- April 2013) and MEDLINE (1988 - April 2013) to identify reliable methods of evaluating objective measures of hand joint swell... Read More about Reliability of three objective hand measures : joint circumference, composite finger flexion and the grip ability test.

Rheumatoid arthritis patients’ views of a vocational rehabilitation intervention provided by rheumatology occupational therapists (2014)
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Prior, Y., Amanna, A., Bodell, S., & Hammond, A. (2014). Rheumatoid arthritis patients’ views of a vocational rehabilitation intervention provided by rheumatology occupational therapists. Rheumatology, 53(Supp.1), i121-i122. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/keu106.008

Background: Work disability in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is common and many are unlikely to return to work once they cease working. This study, nested within a randomised controlled trial (RCT) of a vocational rehabilitation (VR) programme, aimed to... Read More about Rheumatoid arthritis patients’ views of a vocational rehabilitation intervention provided by rheumatology occupational therapists.

Supporting employed patients with musculoskeletal conditions: a UK survey of occupational therapists (2014)
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Coole, C., Drummond, A., Watson, P., Hammond, A., Birks, E., & Worthington, E. (2014). Supporting employed patients with musculoskeletal conditions: a UK survey of occupational therapists. Clinical Rehabilitation, 28(4), 407

Background: Musculoskeletal conditions are a common cause of sickness absence and work disability. Occupational therapists regularly treat patients with these conditions but little is known about the work-related advice and support they provide to pa... Read More about Supporting employed patients with musculoskeletal conditions: a UK survey of occupational therapists.

The effect of compression gloves in hand Osteoarthritis: A pre-post test trial (2014)
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Hammond, A., Prior, Y., Jones, V., Dooley, M., Hough, Y., & Jacklin, A. (2014). The effect of compression gloves in hand Osteoarthritis: A pre-post test trial. Arthritis and Rheumatism, 66(11 Sup), S436

Background: Compression gloves are used in Hand Osteoarthritis (HOA) to reduce pain (day and/or night), stiffness and improve hand function. A systematic review identified only two trials (sample sizes n= 2 and 5), with inconclusive results [1]. The... Read More about The effect of compression gloves in hand Osteoarthritis: A pre-post test trial.

Cost-effectiveness of joint protection and hand exercise for hand osteoarthritis (2013)
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Oppong, R., Jowett, S., Nicholls, E., Hill, S., Hammond, A., Hay, E., & Dziedzic, K. (2013). Cost-effectiveness of joint protection and hand exercise for hand osteoarthritis. Rheumatology,

Background: European guidelines have proposed that joint protection and hand exercise should be used in the management of hand osteoarthritis (OA). However, the evidence regarding the cost-effectiveness of these interventions has not been well establ... Read More about Cost-effectiveness of joint protection and hand exercise for hand osteoarthritis.

A survey of occupational therapy for employed people with musculoskeletal conditions (2013)
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Coole, C., Drummond, A., Watson, P. J., Worthington, E., & Hammond, A. (2013). A survey of occupational therapy for employed people with musculoskeletal conditions. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 76(11), https://doi.org/10.4276/030802213X1383325580451

Introduction: Musculoskeletal conditions are a common cause of sickness absence and work disability. Little is known about the work-related advice and support that occupational therapists provide to this client group and their employers. The purpose... Read More about A survey of occupational therapy for employed people with musculoskeletal conditions.

Self-management approaches for osteoarthritis in the hand : a 2x2 factorial randomised trial (2013)
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Dziedzic, K., Nicholls, E., Hill, S., Hammond, A., Handy, J., Thomas, E., & Hay, E. (2015). Self-management approaches for osteoarthritis in the hand : a 2x2 factorial randomised trial. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 74(1), 108-118. https://doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2013-203938

Background: Osteoarthritis is the leading cause of disability in older adults. Evidence of effectiveness for self-management of hand osteoarthritis is lacking. Methods: In this randomised, factorial trial, we evaluated the effectiveness of jo... Read More about Self-management approaches for osteoarthritis in the hand : a 2x2 factorial randomised trial.

The development and evaluation of a vocational rehabilitation training programme for rheumatology occupational therapists (2013)
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O'Brien, R., Woodbridge, S., Hammond, A., Adkin, J., & Culley, J. (2013). The development and evaluation of a vocational rehabilitation training programme for rheumatology occupational therapists. Musculoskeletal Care, 11(2), 99-105. https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.1050

People with inflammatory arthritis rapidly develop work disability, yet there is limited provision of vocational rehabilitation (VR) in rheumatology departments. As part of a randomized, controlled trial, ten occupational therapists (OTs) were surv... Read More about The development and evaluation of a vocational rehabilitation training programme for rheumatology occupational therapists.

Defining optimal NHS occupational therapy treatment, individualized splint and placebo splint for patients with thumb base OA: a Delphi study (2013)
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Barbosa Boucas, S., Hislop, K., Dziedic, K., Arden, N., Burridge, J., Hammond, A., …Adams, J. (2013). Defining optimal NHS occupational therapy treatment, individualized splint and placebo splint for patients with thumb base OA: a Delphi study. Rheumatology, 52,

Background:The OTTER (OsTeoarthritis Thumb ThERapy) trial is a 2-yeardevelopment study for a full RCT into the clinical and cost effectiveness of an occupational therapy and splint intervention for thumb base OA. A Delphi study was conducted to obtai... Read More about Defining optimal NHS occupational therapy treatment, individualized splint and placebo splint for patients with thumb base OA: a Delphi study.

Effect of a six-week combined hip and knee neuromuscular exercise programme on joint loading and muscle co-contraction in individuals with medial knee osteoarthritis (2013)
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Al-Khlaifat, L., Herrington, L., Hammond, A., & Jones, R. (2013). Effect of a six-week combined hip and knee neuromuscular exercise programme on joint loading and muscle co-contraction in individuals with medial knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 21(Sup.), S98. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joca.2013.02.209

Purpose: Medial knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a mechanical condition affected by the amount of load on the knee joint. This load is determined by the magnitude of the external knee adduction moment (EKAM). Moreover, increased muscle co-contraction of t... Read More about Effect of a six-week combined hip and knee neuromuscular exercise programme on joint loading and muscle co-contraction in individuals with medial knee osteoarthritis.

A systematic review of work interventions for people with Rheumatoid Arthritis (2013)
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Prior, Y., & Hammond, A. (2013). A systematic review of work interventions for people with Rheumatoid Arthritis. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 76(Supp 1), 125-126

Introduction: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is most common cause of sickness absence in the United Kingdom (UK) (Black, 2008). Only 20% of people with RA consider they receive enough support with retaining employment (National Audit Office, 2009). This s... Read More about A systematic review of work interventions for people with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

EULAR recommendations for the non-pharmacological core management of hip and knee osteoarthritis (2013)
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Fernandes, L., Hagen, K., Bijlsma, J., Andreassen, O., Christensen, P., Conaghan, P., …Vliet Vlieland, T. (2013). EULAR recommendations for the non-pharmacological core management of hip and knee osteoarthritis. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 72(7), 1125-1135. https://doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2012-202745

The objective was to develop evidence -based recommendations and a research and educational agenda for the non-pharmacological management of hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA). The multidisciplinary task force comprised 21 experts: nurses, occupati... Read More about EULAR recommendations for the non-pharmacological core management of hip and knee osteoarthritis.

Supporting workers with musculoskeletal conditions: a survey of United Kingdom occupational therapists' communications with clients and their employers (2013)
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Coole, C., Drummond, A., Watson, P., Worthington, E., & Hammond, A. (2013). Supporting workers with musculoskeletal conditions: a survey of United Kingdom occupational therapists' communications with clients and their employers. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 76(11), 478-486. https://doi.org/10.4276/030802213X13833255804513

Introduction: Musculoskeletal conditions are a common cause of sickness absence and work disability. Little is known about the work-related advice and support that occupational therapists provide to this client group and their employers. The purpose... Read More about Supporting workers with musculoskeletal conditions: a survey of United Kingdom occupational therapists' communications with clients and their employers.

Occupational therapists’ views of a structured interview to identify and prioritise the work problems of people with rheumatoid arthritis (2013)
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Prior, Y., Bodell, S., Amanna, A., & Hammond, A. (2013). Occupational therapists’ views of a structured interview to identify and prioritise the work problems of people with rheumatoid arthritis. Turkish journal of physical medicine and rehabilitation, 59(Suppl2), 66-66

Objective: The Work Experience Survey-Rheumatoid Conditions (WES-RC) is a structured interview identifying work barriers of people with arthritis. Developed in the USA, it takes about 45 minutes. We are using it in work rehabilitation for inflammato... Read More about Occupational therapists’ views of a structured interview to identify and prioritise the work problems of people with rheumatoid arthritis.

Foot health education for people with rheumatoid arthritis : the practitioner's perspective (2012)
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Graham, A., Hammond, A., & Williams, A. (2012). Foot health education for people with rheumatoid arthritis : the practitioner's perspective. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 5(2), https://doi.org/10.1186/1757-1146-5-2

Background: Patient education is considered to be a key role for podiatrists in the management of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Patient education has undoubtedly led to improved clinical outcomes, however no attempts have been made to opti... Read More about Foot health education for people with rheumatoid arthritis : the practitioner's perspective.

Foot health education for people with rheumatoid arthritis —some patient perspectives (2012)
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Graham, A., Hammond, A., Walmsley, S., & Williams, A. (2012). Foot health education for people with rheumatoid arthritis —some patient perspectives. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 5(1), 23. https://doi.org/10.1186/1757-1146-5-23

Background: Patient education is an important component of foot health management for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The content and strategies for delivery require investigation in relation to the patients’needs. This study explores patients... Read More about Foot health education for people with rheumatoid arthritis —some patient perspectives.

EULAR recommendations for the role of the nurse in the management of chronic inflammatory arthritis (2012)
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van Eijk-Hustings, Y., van Tubergen, A., Bostrom, C., Braychenko, E., Buss, B., Felix, J., …Hill, J. (2012). EULAR recommendations for the role of the nurse in the management of chronic inflammatory arthritis. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 71(1), 13-19. https://doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2011-200185

Objectives The authors aim to develop European League Against Rheumatism recommendations for the role of the nurse in the management of patients with chronic infl ammatory arthritis, to identify a research agenda and to determine an educational a... Read More about EULAR recommendations for the role of the nurse in the management of chronic inflammatory arthritis.

Resting splint provision: a survey of practice among North-West region rheumatology occupational therapists (2011)
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Laver, C., Mellson, J.-A., & Hammond, A. (2011). Resting splint provision: a survey of practice among North-West region rheumatology occupational therapists. Rheumatology,

ABSTRACT BODY: Background: Resting splints (RS) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are commonly provided by OTs for hand pain and inflammation. Recent trials identify effectiveness in established but not early RA. This prompted the North West (NW) COTSS-... Read More about Resting splint provision: a survey of practice among North-West region rheumatology occupational therapists.

Development of the United Kingdom Evaluation of Daily Activities Questionnaire in Rheumatoid Arthritis using Rasch Analysis (2011)
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Hammond, A., Tennant, A., Tyson, S., Nordenskiold, U., & Gill, R. (2011). Development of the United Kingdom Evaluation of Daily Activities Questionnaire in Rheumatoid Arthritis using Rasch Analysis. Arthritis Care and Research, 63,

Background/Purpose: The Evaluation of Daily Activity Questionnaire (EDAQ) is a patient reported measure of activity/activity limitations in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) (Nordenskiold et al 1996). The UK version includes 138 items in 14 activity of dai... Read More about Development of the United Kingdom Evaluation of Daily Activities Questionnaire in Rheumatoid Arthritis using Rasch Analysis.

"It's Totally Turned Around the Way I Think": The Patient Perspective of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Fatigue In Rheumatoid Arthritis (2011)
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Dures, E., Kitchen, K., Almeida, C., Ambler, N., Cliss, A., Hammond, A., & Knops, B. (2011). "It's Totally Turned Around the Way I Think": The Patient Perspective of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Fatigue In Rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis Care and Research, 63(10),

Background/Purpose: RA fatigue is a common, overwhelming symptom caused by interacting clinical and psychosocial factors. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) addresses links between thoughts, feelings and behaviours and uses cognitive restructuring t... Read More about "It's Totally Turned Around the Way I Think": The Patient Perspective of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Fatigue In Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Therapeutic foot health education for people with rheumatoid arthritis : a narrative review (2011)
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Graham, A., Hammond, A., & Williams, A. (2011). Therapeutic foot health education for people with rheumatoid arthritis : a narrative review. Musculoskeletal Care, 9(3), 141-151. https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.205

Purpose: Foot health interventions such as foot orthoses for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) reduce pain, improve function and improve overall quality of life. Additionally, patient education (PE) is considered essential in achieving good outco... Read More about Therapeutic foot health education for people with rheumatoid arthritis : a narrative review.

Development and psychometric properties of a joint protection self-efficacy scale (2011)
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Niedermann, K., Forster, A., Ciurea, A., Hammond, A., Uebelhart, D., & de Bie, R. (2011). Development and psychometric properties of a joint protection self-efficacy scale. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 18(2), 143-152. https://doi.org/10.3109/11038128.2010.483690

Introduction: self-efficacy is one of the most powerful determinants of behaviour change. To increase effectiveness of joint protection (JP) education, it may be important to address perceptions of JP self-efficacy directly. The aim of this study was... Read More about Development and psychometric properties of a joint protection self-efficacy scale.

Self-management of fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis: a randomised controlled trial of group cognitive-behavioural therapy (2011)
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Hewlett, S., Ambler, N., Almeida, C., Cliss, A., Hammond, A., Kitchen, K., …Pollock, J. (2011). Self-management of fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis: a randomised controlled trial of group cognitive-behavioural therapy. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 70(6), 1060-1067. https://doi.org/10.1136/ard.2010.144691

Objectives To investigate the effect of group cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for fatigue self-management, compared with groups receiving fatigue information alone, on fatigue impact among people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods Two-a... Read More about Self-management of fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis: a randomised controlled trial of group cognitive-behavioural therapy.

Self management, joint protection and exercises in hand osteoarthritis: a randomised controlled trial with cost effectiveness analyses (2011)
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Dziedzic, K., Hill, S., Nicholls, E., Hammond, A., Myers, H., Whitehurst, T., …Hay, E. (2011). Self management, joint protection and exercises in hand osteoarthritis: a randomised controlled trial with cost effectiveness analyses. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 12(1), 156. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2474-12-156

Background: There is limited evidence for the clinical and cost effectiveness of occupational therapy (OT) approaches in the management of hand osteoarthritis (OA). Joint protection and hand exercises have been proposed by European guidelines, howe... Read More about Self management, joint protection and exercises in hand osteoarthritis: a randomised controlled trial with cost effectiveness analyses.

Podiatrists’ perspectives of the provision of foot health education for people with Rheumatoid Arthritis. (2010)
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A, G., A, H., & A, W. (2010). Podiatrists’ perspectives of the provision of foot health education for people with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 3, https://doi.org/10.1186/1757-1146-3-s1-o11

Introduction Patient education is considered to be a key role for podiatrists in the management of patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). However there is no evidence that identifies or supports the most appropriate strategies and content for its... Read More about Podiatrists’ perspectives of the provision of foot health education for people with Rheumatoid Arthritis..

Goal Setting for Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue: A Qualitative Exploration (2010)
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Cliss, A., Morris, M., Ambler, N., Knops, B., Hammond, A., Almeida, C., & Hewlett, S. (2010). Goal Setting for Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue: A Qualitative Exploration. Rheumatology,

Background: Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) addresses the links between thoughts, feelings and behaviours and often uses goal setting to facilitate behaviour change. Some studies suggest that goal setting improves health-related behaviours in lon... Read More about Goal Setting for Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue: A Qualitative Exploration.

Reducing the Impact of Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (2010)
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Hewlett, S., Ambler, N., Knops, B., Cliss, A., Almeida, C., Pope, D., …Pollock, J. (2010). Reducing the Impact of Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Rheumatology, 49,

Background: Up to 90% of people with Rheumatoid Arthritis experience distressing and unmanageable fatigue that impacts profoundly on life. Biological therapies can lessen fatigue but are not always appropriate. In other long-term conditions, fatigue... Read More about Reducing the Impact of Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Perceived benefits and barriers to joint protection among people with rheumatoid arthritis and occupational therapists. A mixed methods study. (2010)
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Niedermann, K., Hammond, A., Forster, A., & de Bie, R. (2010). Perceived benefits and barriers to joint protection among people with rheumatoid arthritis and occupational therapists. A mixed methods study. Musculoskeletal Care, 8(3), 143-156. https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.177

Background: deciding whether or not to perform a health behaviour is an active decision-making process which has an impact on current and future behaviour and can be influenced by the beliefs both of patients and their healthcare professionals. The a... Read More about Perceived benefits and barriers to joint protection among people with rheumatoid arthritis and occupational therapists. A mixed methods study..

Self-management of rheumatic diseases: State of the art and future perspectives (2010)
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Iversen, M., Hammond, A., & Betteridge, N. (2010). Self-management of rheumatic diseases: State of the art and future perspectives. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 69(6), 955-963. https://doi.org/10.1136/ard.2010.129270

Self-management interventions are patient-centred and designed to foster active participation of patients in order to promote well-being and to manage symptoms. Over the past two decades, the role of self-management in chronic diseases has gained mom... Read More about Self-management of rheumatic diseases: State of the art and future perspectives.

The responsiveness of self-report and therapist rated upper limb functional outcome measures in early rheumatoid arthritis (2010)
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Adams, J., Mullee, M., Burridge, J., Hammond, A., & Cooper, C. (2010). The responsiveness of self-report and therapist rated upper limb functional outcome measures in early rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Care and Research, 62(2), 274-278

OBJECTIVE: To provide a responsiveness analysis of the self-report and therapist-rated upper extremity functional outcome measures used in a rehabilitation trial. METHODS: A variety of commonly used therapist-assessed and self-report structural impai... Read More about The responsiveness of self-report and therapist rated upper limb functional outcome measures in early rheumatoid arthritis.

Knowing you have been formally assessed as competent: Rheumatology practitioners' views of an osce (2008)
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Hammond, A., & Ryan, S. J. (2008). Knowing you have been formally assessed as competent: Rheumatology practitioners' views of an osce. Rheumatology,

Background: The objective structured clinical evaluation (OSCE) is increasingly being used to evaluate clinical skills and reasoning ability in under- and postgraduate programmes. Effectiveness of a Rheumatology OSCE has been evaluated in an MSc Rheu... Read More about Knowing you have been formally assessed as competent: Rheumatology practitioners' views of an osce.

Patient perceptions on energizers and drainers in RA fatigue: Implications for clincial practice (2008)
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Cliss, A. C., Ambler, N., Knops, B., Swinkels, A., Hammond, A., Kitchen, K., …Hewlett, S. (2008). Patient perceptions on energizers and drainers in RA fatigue: Implications for clincial practice. Rheumatology,

Background: Fatigue is a significant symptom of RA, yet patients have reported feeling unsupported by clinicians, and self-management has variable success. This study aimed to explore the patients’ perception of what contributes to, or resolves fatig... Read More about Patient perceptions on energizers and drainers in RA fatigue: Implications for clincial practice.

Standards, challenges and solutions: Developing a rheumatology core teaching set for undergraduate health professionals (2008)
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Hewlett, S., Clarke, B., O’Brien, A., Hammond, A., Ryan, S., Kay, L., …Almeida, C. (2008). Standards, challenges and solutions: Developing a rheumatology core teaching set for undergraduate health professionals. Rheumatology,

Background: Rheumatological conditions are common, thus health professionals require at least basic rheumatology knowledge upon qualifying. The aim of this study was to develop a core set of teaching topics and potential ways of delivering them.... Read More about Standards, challenges and solutions: Developing a rheumatology core teaching set for undergraduate health professionals.

Rheumatology education for undergraduate nursing, physiotherapy and occupational therapy students in the UK: standards, challenges and solutions (2008)
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Hewlett, S., Clarke, B., O'Brien, A., Hammond, A., Ryan, S., Kay, L., …Almeida, C. (2008). Rheumatology education for undergraduate nursing, physiotherapy and occupational therapy students in the UK: standards, challenges and solutions. Rheumatology, 47(7), 1025-1030. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/ken139

Objectives. Rheumatological conditions are common, thus nurses (Ns) occupational therapists (OTs) and physiotherapists (PTs) require at least basic rheumatology knowledge upon qualifying. The aim of this study was to develop a core set of teachi... Read More about Rheumatology education for undergraduate nursing, physiotherapy and occupational therapy students in the UK: standards, challenges and solutions.

The clinical effectiveness of static resting splints in early rheumatoid arthritis: a randomised controlled trial (2008)
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Adams, J., Burridge, J., Mullee, M., Hammond, A., & Cooper, C. (2008). The clinical effectiveness of static resting splints in early rheumatoid arthritis: a randomised controlled trial. Rheumatology, 47(10), 1548-1553. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/ken292

Objective. To evaluate the effectiveness of static resting splints in early RA. Methods. A multicentre, randomized, trial was conducted. Patients (n = 120) received either static resting splints [positioned with the wrist in neutral, MCP joint (MC... Read More about The clinical effectiveness of static resting splints in early rheumatoid arthritis: a randomised controlled trial.

The De Quervain’s screening tool: development, validity and reliability (2008)
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Batteson, R., Hammond, A., Burke, F., & Sinha, M. (2008). The De Quervain’s screening tool: development, validity and reliability. Musculoskeletal Care, 6(3), 168-180. https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.129

Background: Studies into the effectiveness of interventions for upper limb soft tissue disorders have been hampered by a lack of consistently used diagnostic criteria, meaning that comparison of research results is a problem. To aid homogeneous recr... Read More about The De Quervain’s screening tool: development, validity and reliability.

Effects of a modular behavioural arthritis education programme: a pragmatic parallel group randomized controlled trial (2008)
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Hammond, A., Bryan, J., & Hardy, A. (2008). Effects of a modular behavioural arthritis education programme: a pragmatic parallel group randomized controlled trial. Rheumatology, 47(11), 1712-1718. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/ken380

Objectives. Rheumatology guidelines recommend people with RA receive behavioural self-management education. This study developed a modular behavioural group programme and evaluated its longer term effects on pain, physical and psychological status.... Read More about Effects of a modular behavioural arthritis education programme: a pragmatic parallel group randomized controlled trial.

Illness perceptions, coping and outcomes in fibromyalgia (2007)
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Hammond, A. (2007). Illness perceptions, coping and outcomes in fibromyalgia. Rheumatology, 46,

Background: The self-regulatory model proposes cognitive representations of illness influence illness coping strategies and, in turn illness outcomes [1,2]. There is evidence illness representations affect outcomes in RA [3] but not for the mediating... Read More about Illness perceptions, coping and outcomes in fibromyalgia.

Development and Validation of a German version of the Joint Protection Behaviour in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (2007)
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Niedermann, K., Forster, A., Hammond, A., Uebelhart, D., & de Bie, R. (2007). Development and Validation of a German version of the Joint Protection Behaviour in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Care and Research, 57(2), 249-255. https://doi.org/10.1002/art.22547

Objective Joint protection (JP) is an important part of the treatment concept for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The Joint Protection Behavior Assessment short form (JPBA-S) assesses the use of hand JP methods by patients with RA while pre... Read More about Development and Validation of a German version of the Joint Protection Behaviour in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Use of and belief in benefits of therapy and self management interventions in fibromyalgia (2006)
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Hammond, A. (2006). Use of and belief in benefits of therapy and self management interventions in fibromyalgia. Rheumatology, 45(Suppl 1), i187. https://doi.org/10.1093/brheum/45.suppl_1.i183

Background: Patient education standards recommend that identifying clients’ perceptions of effective treatment can assist in programme development [1]. This survey investigated the use of 12 strategies commonly recommended in systematic reviews and s... Read More about Use of and belief in benefits of therapy and self management interventions in fibromyalgia.

Patient education in arthritis: helping people change (2006)
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Hammond, A. (2006). Patient education in arthritis: helping people change. Musculoskeletal Care, 1(2), 84. https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.44

Systematic reviews of education for arthritis patients have emphasized behavioural approaches are effective in facilitating behaviour change and improving psychological and health status. This article discusses how a range of patient education and mo... Read More about Patient education in arthritis: helping people change.

Static orthoses in the prevention of hand dysfunction in rheumatoid arthritis: a review of the literature (2006)
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Adams, J., Hammond, A., Burridge, J., & Cooper, C. (2006). Static orthoses in the prevention of hand dysfunction in rheumatoid arthritis: a review of the literature. Musculoskeletal Care, 3(2), 85. https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.29

Static orthoses are recommended for individuals who have early rheumatoid arthritis (Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network, 2002; College of Occupational Therapists, 2003). These orthoses aim to rest and immobilize weakened joint structures and... Read More about Static orthoses in the prevention of hand dysfunction in rheumatoid arthritis: a review of the literature.

Current provision of rheumatology education for undergraduate nursing, occupational therapy and physiotherapy students in the UK (2006)
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Almeida, C., Clarke, B., O'Brien, A., Hammond, A., Ryan, S., Kay, L., & Hewlett, S. (2006). Current provision of rheumatology education for undergraduate nursing, occupational therapy and physiotherapy students in the UK. Rheumatology, 45(7), 868-873. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kel008

Objectives. Rheumatological conditions are common and all health professionals (HPs) therefore need sufficient knowledge and skills to manage patients safely and effectively. The aim of this study was to examine current undergraduate education in... Read More about Current provision of rheumatology education for undergraduate nursing, occupational therapy and physiotherapy students in the UK.

Community patient education and exercise for people with fibromyalgia: a parallel group randomised controlled trial (2006)
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Hammond, A., & Freeman, K. (2006). Community patient education and exercise for people with fibromyalgia: a parallel group randomised controlled trial. Clinical Rehabilitation, 20, 835-846. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269215506072173

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of a community patient education -exercise programme, using a cognitive-behavioural approach, for people with fibromyalgia. DESIGN: A randomized, parallel group trial with assessments at 0, 4 and 8 months. SETTING:... Read More about Community patient education and exercise for people with fibromyalgia: a parallel group randomised controlled trial.

Need for information and for involvement in decision making among patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a questionnaire survey (2005)
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Neame, R., Hammond, A., & Deighton, C. (2005). Need for information and for involvement in decision making among patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a questionnaire survey. Arthritis and Rheumatism, 53(2), 249-255

OBJECTIVE: To measure the need for information about rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and the level of desire for involvement in treatment decisions among patients with RA. To examine the relationship between these preferences and what factors (sociodemogra... Read More about Need for information and for involvement in decision making among patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a questionnaire survey.

Self-reported hand functional ability measured by the DASH in individuals with early rheumatoid arthritis (2005)
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Adams, J., Burridge, J., Mullee, M., Hammond, A., & Cooper, C. (2005). Self-reported hand functional ability measured by the DASH in individuals with early rheumatoid arthritis. British journal of hand therapy, 10, 21-24

Self-report accounts of functional ability are important for clinicians to gain insight into individuals' perspectives of the personal impact of injury or disease. This short report describes a study of self-report upper limb ability using the Disabi... Read More about Self-reported hand functional ability measured by the DASH in individuals with early rheumatoid arthritis.

Getting evidence into practice: Implementing a behavioural joint protection education programme for people with rheumatoid arthritis (2005)
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Hammond, A., & Klompenhouwer, P. (2005). Getting evidence into practice: Implementing a behavioural joint protection education programme for people with rheumatoid arthritis. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68(1), 25-33

Researchers must disseminate their research findings, but this alone is often insufficient to change practice. To improve research implementation by rheumatology occupational therapists, a 2-day training course for changing joint protection practice... Read More about Getting evidence into practice: Implementing a behavioural joint protection education programme for people with rheumatoid arthritis.

Beliefs about medications: a questionnaire survey of people with rheumatoid arthritis (2005)
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Neame, R., & Hammond, A. (2005). Beliefs about medications: a questionnaire survey of people with rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatology, 44(6), 762. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/keh587

Objectives. To investigate beliefs about medications held by people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), what factors are related to these specific medication beliefs, and whether these beliefs influence adherence. Methods. The design was a cross-secti... Read More about Beliefs about medications: a questionnaire survey of people with rheumatoid arthritis.

The effects of early rheumatoid arthritis on dominant and non-dominant hand impairment and function (2005)
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Adams, A., Burridge, J., Hammond, A., & Cooper, C. (2005). The effects of early rheumatoid arthritis on dominant and non-dominant hand impairment and function. British journal of hand therapy, 10(3/4), 93-97

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is defined as a symmetrical disease yet there is evidence that hand joint damage sustained in RA is related to use, and hand dominance could affect the degree of structural impairment evident in the wrist and hand. This expl... Read More about The effects of early rheumatoid arthritis on dominant and non-dominant hand impairment and function.

Rehabilitation in rheumatoid arthritis: a critical review (2004)
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Hammond, A. (2004). Rehabilitation in rheumatoid arthritis: a critical review. Musculoskeletal Care, 2(3), 135. https://doi.org/10.1002/msc.66

This article considers the evidence for effectiveness and timing of rehabilitation for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The Cochrane Library, DARE, Medline, Embase, CINAHL and AMED were searched to identify systematic reviews and randomized con... Read More about Rehabilitation in rheumatoid arthritis: a critical review.

Correlation between upper limb functional ability and structural hand impairment in an early rheumatoid population (2004)
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Adams, J., Burridge, J., Mullee, M., Hammond, A., & Cooper, C. (2004). Correlation between upper limb functional ability and structural hand impairment in an early rheumatoid population. Clinical Rehabilitation, 18(4), 405. https://doi.org/10.1191/0269215504cr732oa

Objective: To explore the relationship in individuals with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) between self-report upper limb function, therapist-assessed upper limb function and therapist-assessed measures of structural impairment (handgrip, active hand... Read More about Correlation between upper limb functional ability and structural hand impairment in an early rheumatoid population.

The long-term outcomes from a randomized controlled trial of an educational–behavioural joint protection programme for people with rheumatoid arthritis (2004)
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Hammond, A., & Freeman, K. (2004). The long-term outcomes from a randomized controlled trial of an educational–behavioural joint protection programme for people with rheumatoid arthritis. Clinical Rehabilitation, 18(5), 520. https://doi.org/10.1191/0269215504cr766oa

Objective: To evaluate the long-term effects of joint protection on health status of people with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Design: A four-year follow-up of a randomized, controlled, assessor-blinded trial was conducted. Setting: Two rheu... Read More about The long-term outcomes from a randomized controlled trial of an educational–behavioural joint protection programme for people with rheumatoid arthritis.

Use of cognitive-behavioural arthritis education programmes in newly diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis (2002)
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Freeman, K., Hammond, A., & Lincoln, N. (2002). Use of cognitive-behavioural arthritis education programmes in newly diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis. Clinical Rehabilitation, 16(8), 828. https://doi.org/10.1191/0269215502cr565oa

Objective: To identify the effect of attending a cognitive-behavioural arthritis education programme on the health status of participants with newly diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared with a control group. Design: Randomized controlled t... Read More about Use of cognitive-behavioural arthritis education programmes in newly diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis.

One-year outcomes of a randomized controlled trial of an educational-behavioural joint protection programme for people with rheumatoid arthritis (2001)
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Hammond, A. (2001). One-year outcomes of a randomized controlled trial of an educational-behavioural joint protection programme for people with rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatology, 40(9), 1044. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/40.9.1044

Objective. Joint protection aims to reduce pain and local inflammation, preserve the integrity of joint structures and improve function. There is evidence that it can improve pain and function in the short term, but the long‐term effects are uncertai... Read More about One-year outcomes of a randomized controlled trial of an educational-behavioural joint protection programme for people with rheumatoid arthritis.

The joint protection behavior assessment: A reliability study (2000)
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Klompenhouwer, P. J., Lysack, C., Dijkers, M., & Hammond, A. (2000). The joint protection behavior assessment: A reliability study. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 54(5), 516–524. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.54.5.516

Objective Of the various measures developed for studying persons with rheumatoid arthritis, only one that focuses on joint protection has undergone extensive testing, the Joint Protection Behavior Assessment (JPBA). The purpose of the present study... Read More about The joint protection behavior assessment: A reliability study.

The joint protection behaviour assessment: a reliability study (2000)
Journal Article
Klompenhouwer, P., Lysack, C., Dijkers, M., & Hammond, A. (2000). The joint protection behaviour assessment: a reliability study. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 54(5), 516-524

OBJECTIVE: Of the various measures developed for studying persons with rheumatoid arthritis, only one that focuses on joint protection has undergone extensive testing, the Joint Protection Behavior Assessment (JPBA). The purpose of the present study... Read More about The joint protection behaviour assessment: a reliability study.

The Joint Protection Knowledge Assessment (JPKA): Reliability and validity (1999)
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Hammond, A., & Lincoln, N. (1999). The Joint Protection Knowledge Assessment (JPKA): Reliability and validity. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 62(3), https://doi.org/10.1177/030802269906200307

The aim of this study was to design and test a multiple-choice questionnaire to assess the joint protection knowledge of people with rheumatoid arthritis. The questionnaire content was generated from a literature review and face validity was establis... Read More about The Joint Protection Knowledge Assessment (JPKA): Reliability and validity.

The joint protection knowledge assessment: reliability and validity (1999)
Journal Article
Hammond, A., & Lincoln, N. (1999). The joint protection knowledge assessment: reliability and validity. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 62(3), 117-122

The aim of this study was to design and test a multiple-choice questionnaire to assess the joint protection knowledge of people with rheumatoid arthritis. The questionnaire content was generated from a literature review and face validity was establis... Read More about The joint protection knowledge assessment: reliability and validity.

Development of the joint protection behavior assessment (1999)
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Hammond, A., & Lincoln, N. (1999). Development of the joint protection behavior assessment. Arthritis and Rheumatism, 12(3), 200. https://doi.org/10.1002/1529-0131%28199906%2912%3A3%3C200%3A%3AAID-ART7%3E3.0.CO%3B2-Z

Objective To develop an observational assessment of the use of joint protection (JP) methods by people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods Subjects with and without RA were videotaped performing a kitchen activity to identify the range of... Read More about Development of the joint protection behavior assessment.

The effect of a joint protection education programme for people with rheumatoid arthritis (1999)
Journal Article
Hammond, A., & Lincoln, N. (1999). The effect of a joint protection education programme for people with rheumatoid arthritis. Clinical Rehabilitation, 13(5), 392. https://doi.org/10.1191/026921599667005364

Objective: To evaluate the effects of an education programme in improving adherence with joint protection by people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Design: A repeated measures design. Subjects were assessed at six weeks and one week before and six... Read More about The effect of a joint protection education programme for people with rheumatoid arthritis.

A crossover trial evaluating an educational–behavioural joint protection programme for people with rheumatoid arthritis (1999)
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Hammond, A. (1999). A crossover trial evaluating an educational–behavioural joint protection programme for people with rheumatoid arthritis. Patient Education and Counseling, 37(1), 19. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0738-3991%2898%2900093-7

Joint protection (JP) is a self-management technique widely taught to people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). JP education aims to enable people with RA to reduce pain, inflammation, joint stress and reduce risks of deformity through using assistive d... Read More about A crossover trial evaluating an educational–behavioural joint protection programme for people with rheumatoid arthritis.

The use of self-management strategies by people with rheumatoid arthritis (1998)
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Hammond, A. (1998). The use of self-management strategies by people with rheumatoid arthritis. Clinical Rehabilitation, 12(1), 81-87

OBJECTIVE: To investigate seven common arthritis self-management methods used by people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) by studying their frequency of use and the patients' belief in their benefits. Also to look at how people obtained information abou... Read More about The use of self-management strategies by people with rheumatoid arthritis.

Functional and health assessments used in rheumatology occupational therapy: a review and United Kingdom survey (1996)
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Hammond, A. (1996). Functional and health assessments used in rheumatology occupational therapy: a review and United Kingdom survey. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 59(6), 254-259

Reviews a functional and health status outcome measures used in rheumatology therapy research and practice. Looks at the results of a national survey conducted with rheumatology occupational therapies to identity which functional assessments are most... Read More about Functional and health assessments used in rheumatology occupational therapy: a review and United Kingdom survey.

Joint protection behavior in patients with rheumatoid arthritis following an education program a pilot study (1994)
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Hammond, A. (1994). Joint protection behavior in patients with rheumatoid arthritis following an education program a pilot study. https://doi.org/10.1002/art.1790070103

Purpose. Joint protection (JP) education is a common feature in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment programs. However, no objective studies have been published demonstrating patients' behavior changes following such education. This study evaluated wh... Read More about Joint protection behavior in patients with rheumatoid arthritis following an education program a pilot study.

“They didn't tell us, they made us work it out ourselves”: Patient perspectives of a cognitive-behavioral program for rheumatoid arthritis fatigue
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Dures, E., Kitchen, K., Almeida, C., Ambler, N., Cliss, A., Hammond, A., …Hewlett, S. “They didn't tell us, they made us work it out ourselves”: Patient perspectives of a cognitive-behavioral program for rheumatoid arthritis fatigue. Arthritis Care and Research, 64(4), 494-501. https://doi.org/10.1002/acr.21562

Objective. Fatigue is an overwhelming rheumatoid arthritis (RA) symptom caused by interacting clinical and psychosocial factors. Cognitive–behavioral therapy (CBT) addresses links between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and uses cognitive restruc... Read More about “They didn't tell us, they made us work it out ourselves”: Patient perspectives of a cognitive-behavioral program for rheumatoid arthritis fatigue.

A randomised controlled trial of occupational therapy for people with early rheumatoid arthritis
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Hammond, A. A randomised controlled trial of occupational therapy for people with early rheumatoid arthritis. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 63(1), 23. https://doi.org/10.1136/ard.2002.001511

Background: Occupational therapy (OT) aims at improving performance of daily living tasks, facilitating successful adjustments in lifestyle, and preventing losses of function. Objective: To evaluate the effects of a pragmatic, comprehensive OT progr... Read More about A randomised controlled trial of occupational therapy for people with early rheumatoid arthritis.

Rehabilitation in musculoskeletal diseases
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Hammond, A. Rehabilitation in musculoskeletal diseases. Best Practice and Research: Clinical Rheumatology, 22(3), 435-449. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.berh.2008.02.003

Occupational therapy and vocational rehabilitation are increasingly available for people with musculoskeletal diseases. Occupational therapy aims to improve or maintain function in work, leisure, self-care and domestic activities, social roles, and p... Read More about Rehabilitation in musculoskeletal diseases.