Nefyn Williams

Summary

Affiliation: Cardiff University
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Randomized osteopathic manipulation study (ROMANS): pragmatic trial for spinal pain in primary care
    Nefyn H Williams
    Department of General Practice, University of Wales College of Medicine, Institute of Medical and Social Care Research, University of Wales Bangor, Bangor, Wales, UK
    Fam Pract 20:662-9. 2003
  2. doi request reprint "The wise, for cure, on exercise depend": physical activity interventions in primary care in Wales
    N H Williams
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff University, North Wales Clinical School, Gwenfro Unit 6 7, Wrecsam Technology Park, Wrecsam LL137YP, UK
    Br J Sports Med 43:106-8. 2009
  3. pmc Activity Increase Despite Arthritis (AIDA): design of a Phase II randomised controlled trial evaluating an active management booklet for hip and knee osteoarthritis [ISRCTN24554946]
    Nefyn H Williams
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff University, School of Medicine, North Wales Clinical School, Gwenfro Units 6 7, Wrexham Technology Park, LL13 7YP, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 10:62. 2009
  4. pmc The Hip and Knee Book: developing an active management booklet for hip and knee osteoarthritis
    Nefyn H Williams
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff University, School of Medicine, North West Wales Clinical School, Wrexham
    Br J Gen Pract 60:64-82. 2010
  5. pmc Functional illness in primary care: dysfunction versus disease
    Nefyn Williams
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff University, North Wales Clinical School, Wrecsam, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 9:30. 2008
  6. pmc Effectiveness of exercise-referral schemes to promote physical activity in adults: systematic review
    Nefyn H Williams
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health School of Medicine, Cardiff University, North Wales Clinical School, Wrecsam
    Br J Gen Pract 57:979-86. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Psychological response in spinal manipulation (PRISM): a systematic review of psychological outcomes in randomised controlled trials
    Nefyn H Williams
    Department of General Practice, Cardiff University, Centre for Health Services Research North Wales Clinical School, Gwenfro Building, Wrecsam Technology Park, Wrecsam LL13 7YP, United Kingdom
    Complement Ther Med 15:271-83. 2007
  8. pmc An evaluation of the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of the National Exercise Referral Scheme in Wales, UK: a randomised controlled trial of a public health policy initiative
    Simon Mark Murphy
    DECIPHer, Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:745-53. 2012
  9. pmc A pragmatic randomised controlled trial of the Welsh National Exercise Referral Scheme: protocol for trial and integrated economic and process evaluation
    Simon Murphy
    Cardiff Institute of Society and Health, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, 1 3 Museum Place, Cardiff CF10 3BD, UK
    BMC Public Health 10:352. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Why should we exercise when our knees hurt? A qualitative study of primary care patients with osteoarthritis of the knee
    Maggie Hendry
    Department of General Practice, Centre for Health Sciences Research North Wales Clinical School, Cardiff University, Wrecsam, UK
    Fam Pract 23:558-67. 2006

Detail Information

Publications17

  1. ncbi request reprint Randomized osteopathic manipulation study (ROMANS): pragmatic trial for spinal pain in primary care
    Nefyn H Williams
    Department of General Practice, University of Wales College of Medicine, Institute of Medical and Social Care Research, University of Wales Bangor, Bangor, Wales, UK
    Fam Pract 20:662-9. 2003
    ..Management guidelines have encouraged referral from primary care for spinal manipulation. However, the evidence base for these recommendations is weak. More pragmatic trials and economic evaluations have been recommended...
  2. doi request reprint "The wise, for cure, on exercise depend": physical activity interventions in primary care in Wales
    N H Williams
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff University, North Wales Clinical School, Gwenfro Unit 6 7, Wrecsam Technology Park, Wrecsam LL137YP, UK
    Br J Sports Med 43:106-8. 2009
    ..Since 2007, a national exercise referral scheme is being rolled out throughout Wales in three phases, and is being evaluated in a pragmatic randomised controlled trial comparing exercise referral with an advice booklet...
  3. pmc Activity Increase Despite Arthritis (AIDA): design of a Phase II randomised controlled trial evaluating an active management booklet for hip and knee osteoarthritis [ISRCTN24554946]
    Nefyn H Williams
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff University, School of Medicine, North Wales Clinical School, Gwenfro Units 6 7, Wrexham Technology Park, LL13 7YP, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 10:62. 2009
    ..A booklet has been developed for patients with hip or knee osteoarthritis. It focuses on changing disadvantageous beliefs and encouraging increased physical activity...
  4. pmc The Hip and Knee Book: developing an active management booklet for hip and knee osteoarthritis
    Nefyn H Williams
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff University, School of Medicine, North West Wales Clinical School, Wrexham
    Br J Gen Pract 60:64-82. 2010
    ..The pain and disability of hip and knee osteoarthritis can be improved by exercise, but the best method of encouraging this is not known...
  5. pmc Functional illness in primary care: dysfunction versus disease
    Nefyn Williams
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff University, North Wales Clinical School, Wrecsam, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 9:30. 2008
    ....
  6. pmc Effectiveness of exercise-referral schemes to promote physical activity in adults: systematic review
    Nefyn H Williams
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health School of Medicine, Cardiff University, North Wales Clinical School, Wrecsam
    Br J Gen Pract 57:979-86. 2007
    ..Despite the health benefits of physical activity, most adults do not take the recommended amount of exercise...
  7. ncbi request reprint Psychological response in spinal manipulation (PRISM): a systematic review of psychological outcomes in randomised controlled trials
    Nefyn H Williams
    Department of General Practice, Cardiff University, Centre for Health Services Research North Wales Clinical School, Gwenfro Building, Wrecsam Technology Park, Wrecsam LL13 7YP, United Kingdom
    Complement Ther Med 15:271-83. 2007
    ..The most important risk factors for back and neck pain are psychosocial. Nevertheless, systematic reviews of spinal manipulation have concentrated on pain and spine related disability, and ignored psychological outcomes...
  8. pmc An evaluation of the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of the National Exercise Referral Scheme in Wales, UK: a randomised controlled trial of a public health policy initiative
    Simon Mark Murphy
    DECIPHer, Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:745-53. 2012
    ..The Wales National Exercise Referral Scheme (NERS) is a 16-week programme including motivational interviewing, goal setting and relapse prevention...
  9. pmc A pragmatic randomised controlled trial of the Welsh National Exercise Referral Scheme: protocol for trial and integrated economic and process evaluation
    Simon Murphy
    Cardiff Institute of Society and Health, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, 1 3 Museum Place, Cardiff CF10 3BD, UK
    BMC Public Health 10:352. 2010
    ..Following NICE guidance, the Welsh national exercise referral scheme was implemented within the context of a pragmatic randomised controlled trial...
  10. ncbi request reprint Why should we exercise when our knees hurt? A qualitative study of primary care patients with osteoarthritis of the knee
    Maggie Hendry
    Department of General Practice, Centre for Health Sciences Research North Wales Clinical School, Cardiff University, Wrecsam, UK
    Fam Pract 23:558-67. 2006
    ..Exercise is effective in reducing pain and disability, but long-term adherence to exercise regimens is disappointing, and motivation to exercise in those with OA knee is poorly understood...
  11. pmc Follow-up of cancer in primary care versus secondary care: systematic review
    Ruth A Lewis
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health, North Wales Clinical School, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Wrexham
    Br J Gen Pract 59:e234-47. 2009
    ..Cancer follow-up has traditionally been undertaken in secondary care, but there are increasing calls to deliver it in primary care...
  12. pmc Patients' and healthcare professionals' views of cancer follow-up: systematic review
    Ruth A Lewis
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health, North Wales Clinical School, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Wrexham
    Br J Gen Pract 59:e248-59. 2009
    ..Cancer follow-up places a significant burden on hospital outpatient clinics. There are increasing calls to develop alternative models of provision...
  13. doi request reprint Nurse-led vs. conventional physician-led follow-up for patients with cancer: systematic review
    Ruth Lewis
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health, North Wales Clinical School, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, UK
    J Adv Nurs 65:706-23. 2009
    ..This paper is a report of a systematic review of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of nurse-led follow-up for patients with cancer...
  14. pmc Patient-reported measurement of time to diagnosis in cancer: development of the Cancer Symptom Interval Measure (C-SIM) and randomised controlled trial of method of delivery
    Richard D Neal
    North Wales Centre for Primary Care Research, Bangor University, Gwenfro Unit 5, Wrexham Technology Park, Wrexham LL13 7YP, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 14:3. 2014
    ..In this two-phase study, we aimed further improve our tool and to conduct a trial comparing levels of anxiety between two modes of delivery: self-completed versus researcher-administered...
  15. pmc A survey of local health promotion initiatives for older people in Wales
    Maggie Hendry
    Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff University, North Wales Clinical School, Wrexham, UK
    BMC Public Health 8:217. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to describe the extent, content and regional variation of existing health promotion initiatives for older people in Wales, provided by statutory, voluntary and private sector agencies...
  16. ncbi request reprint Cost-utility analysis of osteopathy in primary care: results from a pragmatic randomized controlled trial
    Nefyn H Williams
    Department of General Practice, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff University, Wescram, UK
    Fam Pract 21:643-50. 2004
    ..Management guidelines have encouraged primary care referral for spinal manipulation, but the evidence base is weak. More economic evaluations alongside pragmatic trials have been recommended...
  17. ncbi request reprint Should your GP be an osteopath? Patients' views of an osteopathy clinic based in primary care
    Jayne L Westmoreland
    Plas Menai, Llanfairfechan, Conwy, UK
    Complement Ther Med 15:121-7. 2007
    ....