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Title: Strengthening and stretching for rheumatoid arthritis of the hand (SARAH). A randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation
Authors: Williams, MA
Williamson, EM
Heine, PJ
Nichols, V
Dritsaki, M
Adams, J
Dosanjh, S
Underwood, M
Rahman, A
McConkey, C
Lord, J
Lamb, SE
Keywords: Rheumatoid Arthritis;Clinical effectiveness;Cost-effectiveness;Optimised exercise programme;Hand and wrist function
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme
Citation: Health Technology Assessment 2015, 19(19): (March 2015)
Abstract: Background - The effectiveness of exercise for improving hand and wrist function in people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is uncertain. Objectives - The study aims were (1) to estimate the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of adding an optimised exercise programme for hands and upper limbs to standard care for patients with RA; and (2) to qualitatively describe the experience of participants in the trial with a particular emphasis on acceptability of the intervention, exercise behaviours and reasons for adherence/non-adherence.
Description: Study registration: Current Controlled Trials ISRCTN 89936343.
ISSN: 1366-5278
Appears in Collections:Health Economics Research Group (HERG)

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