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Musculoskeletal Care

Anne Marit Mengshoel, Åse Skarbø
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to examine the characteristics of patients referred to occupational therapists (OTs), physiotherapists (PTs) and social workers (SWs) at a rehabilitation unit in a hospital specializing in rheumatology, and the rehabilitation needs that clinicians and patients agreed should be addressed in the encounters with the particular health professional groups. METHODS: Consecutive hospitalized patients at a rheumatism hospital were recruited by the health professionals...
October 17, 2016: Musculoskeletal Care
Serena Halls, Rebecca-Jane Law, Jeremy G Jones, David A Markland, Peter J Maddison, Jeanette M Thom
OBJECTIVES: Although exercise is an important factor in the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), research indicates that patients perceive that health professionals (HPs) are uncertain about the place of exercise in treatment and its relationship with joint damage. The present study investigated the perceptions of HPs regarding the effects of exercise on joint health in RA patients. METHODS: A questionnaire investigating perceptions of exercise and joint health was distributed via professional networks and websites...
October 6, 2016: Musculoskeletal Care
Jill J Hall, Steven J Katz, M Ken Cor
OBJECTIVES: Patient satisfaction is known to increase with pharmacist intervention in general outpatient clinics and with nurse-led care in rheumatology clinics. The aim of the present study was to describe and compare patient satisfaction with two different types of care: a pharmacist physician collaborative model and a traditional physician model in a rheumatology clinic setting. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of inflammatory arthritis patients seen during a follow-up visit in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, was conducted over a ten-week period...
September 30, 2016: Musculoskeletal Care
Emma Dures, Isobel Fraser, Celia Almeida, Alice Peterson, Judy Caesley, Jon Pollock, Nicholas Ambler, Marianne Morris, Sarah Hewlett
OBJECTIVES: Psychological support for inflammatory arthritis is recommended in rheumatology treatment guidelines. Previous research found that high numbers of patients would access such support but that provision is often inconsistent and inadequate. The present study explored patients' perspectives on the nature of the psychological impact of inflammatory arthritis and how to meet the associated support needs. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted, using questionnaires which included three open-ended questions about helpful and unhelpful psychological support...
September 8, 2016: Musculoskeletal Care
Anna-Maija Jäppinen, Harri Hämäläinen, Tarja Kettunen, Arja Piirainen
The objective of the present study was to explore postoperative patient education in physiotherapy from total hip arthroplasty (THA) patients' perspectives, which has been a little-studied area of research. The usefulness of rehabilitation protocols after THA has been debated over the years, and there are no clear guidelines for physiotherapy after THA METHODS: The data for the present qualitative study were collected from nine patients with THA by using individual interviews at the hospital after surgery. The interviews were audio-recorded and analysed by using a phenomenographic method RESULTS: Four different categories of postoperative patient education in physiotherapy after hip arthroplasty were produced: trust while in hospital; preparing for going home; managing at home; and regaining physical fitness...
September 4, 2016: Musculoskeletal Care
Nina Primholdt, Jette Primdahl, Oliver Hendricks
OBJECTIVES: The majority of patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) are young men, and there is limited knowledge about how these men live their everyday lives with the disease. The aim of the present study was to generate knowledge and an understanding of how this group of patients live from day to day, and how they meet the challenges they face in relation to their disease. METHODS: The study was based on a qualitative research design and consisted of semi-structured interviews with men diagnosed with AS...
August 21, 2016: Musculoskeletal Care
Jo Adams, Elizabeth Whale, Dawn-Marie Walker, Luke Parsons, Nicky Wilson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 11, 2016: Musculoskeletal Care
Elizabeth Candy, Sam Haworth-Booth, Mark Knight-Davis
OBJECTIVE: The present service evaluation aimed to assess patients' experience of the musculoskeletal interface (MSKI) team, evaluate the outcomes of referrals to secondary care and determine if patients returned to secondary musculoskeletal (MSK) care following discharge from the MSKI team. METHODS: Excel spreadsheets were designed for data capture. The survey was undertaken in June 2012. Patients were invited to complete and return the questionnaire. Data were collated and reported...
September 2016: Musculoskeletal Care
Sam Nahas, Edmund Ieong, Kartik Logishetty, Piyush Mahapatra, Dinesh Nathwani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Musculoskeletal Care
Lilian H D van Tuyl, Rebecca J Stack, Maurits Sloots, Lotte A van de Stadt, Wijnanda Hoogland, Bertha Maat, Karim Raza, Dirkjan van Schaardenburg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Musculoskeletal Care
S Robinson, S Gibson, E George, U Martin, P Heslop, H Wrightson, P Prowse, M Kalinowski, D Marshall, M Reed, A Adebajo, D Walker
INTRODUCTION: Methotrexate is commonly used in patients with inflammatory arthritis. The aim of the present study was to ascertain the prevalence of side effects that patients on methotrexate were tolerating and to establish their adherence to the medication. METHOD: A questionnaire was developed for completion by the healthcare professional with the patient, and piloted in one centre. The questionnaire was then used in six other centres, with the addition of a question about the attractiveness of stopping methotrexate treatment...
September 2016: Musculoskeletal Care
Seher Arat, Joris Vandenberghe, Philip Moons, René Westhovens
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Musculoskeletal Care
J Martindale, Elham Kashefi, L Goodacre
OBJECTIVES: People are living longer with a long-term health condition. Our aim was to develop a greater understanding of the experience and needs of people as they age with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS: Ethical approval was obtained for six focus groups, with participants over 60 years of age, to explore experiences through peer group discussion. The groups were recorded and transcribed. Transcripts were coded and a thematic analysis was conducted using NVIVO 10...
September 2016: Musculoskeletal Care
J Rahman, A Patel, F Lam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Musculoskeletal Care
Jette Primdahl, Ricardo J O Ferreira, Silvia Garcia-Diaz, Mwidimi Ndosi, Deborah Palmer, Yvonne van Eijk-Hustings
INTRODUCTION: Cardiovascular risk (CVR) assessment and management in patients with inflammatory arthritis (IA) is recommended but European nurses' involvement in this role has not been well studied. AIM: The aim of the present study was to explore European nurses' role in assessing and managing CVR, in order to suggest topics for practice development and research in this area regarding persons with IA. METHODS: We searched Embase, Cinahl, Cochrane, PsycInfo and PubMed databases and included European articles from the past ten years if they described how nurses assess and/or manage CVR...
September 2016: Musculoskeletal Care
Anders Nikolai Åsberg, Ingrid Heuch, Knut Hagen
BACKGROUND: Chronic widespread musculoskeletal complaints (CWMSC) are a prevalent condition with a large impact on quality of life and with a large burden on society. Studies investigating the relationship between CWMSC and mortality have yielded inconsistent results. The present study aimed to clarify this relationship through a systematic review of the existing literature, including meta-analyses, to estimate pooled results and heterogeneity. METHODS: The MEDLINE, EMBASE and Science Citation Index Expanded databases were searched in February 2016...
July 19, 2016: Musculoskeletal Care
Ylva Helland, Hanne Dagfinrud, Mona-Iren Haugen, Ingvild Kjeken, Heidi Zangi
INTRODUCTION: Men and women with rheumatic diseases report a significantly negative impact on multiple areas of life, including sexuality. Research indicates that patients want to discuss sexual issues with health professionals (HPs) in rheumatology care but these issues are rarely addressed in consultations. AIM: The objective of the present study was to explore patients' experiences of communication with HPs about disease-related sexual issues, their perceptions of the relevance of these issues in rheumatology care and their preferences for how these topics should be handled...
July 13, 2016: Musculoskeletal Care
Sundarachary Nagarjunakonda, Sridhar Amalakanti, Veeramma Uppala, Hima Bindu Bolla, Rajeswari Daggumati, Harish Lavu, Anil Kumar Devanaboina
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 12, 2016: Musculoskeletal Care
Paul A Salamh, Michael Reiman, Joshua Cleland, Paul Mintken, Jason Rodeghero, Chad E Cook
Risk stratification is a modelling method that is designed to target interventions toward patients with specific needs. The objective of the present study was to identify predictive characteristics related to patients with knee impairments who had a high risk of a bad prognosis (exceptional non-responders) as well as those who were at low risk of a bad prognosis (exceptional responders). A cohort of 4,837 patients with knee pain seen for physical therapy was retrospective analysed using univariate and multivariate multinomial regression analyses...
July 4, 2016: Musculoskeletal Care
Maria Tsekoura, Alexandros Kastrinis, Eleni Nomikou, Euaggelia Kentrou, Zacharias Dimitriadis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 24, 2016: Musculoskeletal Care
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