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Group cognitive–behavioural programme to reduce the impact of rheumatoid arthritis fatigue: the RAFT RCT with economic and qualitative evaluations (2019)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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.