Julius Sim

Summary

Affiliation: Keele University
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Identifying vulnerability in grief: psychometric properties of the Adult Attitude to Grief Scale
    Julius Sim
    Research Institute for Social Sciences, Keele University, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, UK
    Qual Life Res 23:1211-20. 2014
  2. pmc Informed consent and cluster-randomized trials
    Julius Sim
    Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Keele University, Staffordshire, UK
    Am J Public Health 102:480-5. 2012
  3. doi request reprint The size of a pilot study for a clinical trial should be calculated in relation to considerations of precision and efficiency
    Julius Sim
    Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, UK
    J Clin Epidemiol 65:301-8. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Illness experience in fibromyalgia syndrome: a metasynthesis of qualitative studies
    Julius Sim
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, United Kingdom
    Soc Sci Med 67:57-67. 2008
  5. pmc Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for the management of tennis elbow: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial: the TATE trial (ISRCTN 87141084)
    Linda S Chesterton
    Arthritis Research Campaign National Primary Care Centre, Keele University, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 10:156. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Sensitivity to change and internal consistency of the Northwick Park Neck Pain Questionnaire and derivation of a minimal clinically important difference
    Julius Sim
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK
    Clin J Pain 22:820-6. 2006
  7. pmc The impact of workplace risk factors on the occurrence of neck and upper limb pain: a general population study
    Julius Sim
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK
    BMC Public Health 6:234. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Addressing conflicts in research ethics: consent and risk of harm
    Julius Sim
    Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Keele University, Staffordshire, UK
    Physiother Res Int 15:80-7. 2010
  9. doi request reprint The CASP-19 as a measure of quality of life in old age: evaluation of its use in a retirement community
    Julius Sim
    Centre for Social Gerontology, Keele University, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, UK
    Qual Life Res 20:997-1004. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Rehabilitation approaches in fibromyalgia
    Nicola Adams
    Centre for Research in Health Care, Liverpool John Moores University, Great Crosshall Street, Liverpool, UK
    Disabil Rehabil 27:711-23. 2005

Detail Information

Publications38

  1. doi request reprint Identifying vulnerability in grief: psychometric properties of the Adult Attitude to Grief Scale
    Julius Sim
    Research Institute for Social Sciences, Keele University, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, UK
    Qual Life Res 23:1211-20. 2014
    ..Conclusion The AAG was found to be a psychometrically promising tool for identifying vulnerability in grief. ..
  2. pmc Informed consent and cluster-randomized trials
    Julius Sim
    Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Keele University, Staffordshire, UK
    Am J Public Health 102:480-5. 2012
    ....
  3. doi request reprint The size of a pilot study for a clinical trial should be calculated in relation to considerations of precision and efficiency
    Julius Sim
    Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, UK
    J Clin Epidemiol 65:301-8. 2012
    ..To investigate methods to determine the size of a pilot study to inform a power calculation for a randomized controlled trial (RCT) using an interval/ratio outcome measure...
  4. doi request reprint Illness experience in fibromyalgia syndrome: a metasynthesis of qualitative studies
    Julius Sim
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, United Kingdom
    Soc Sci Med 67:57-67. 2008
    ..We conclude that there is scope for further research into the subjective experience of FMS, and into the methodology of metasynthesis, especially in relation to methodological appraisal...
  5. pmc Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for the management of tennis elbow: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial: the TATE trial (ISRCTN 87141084)
    Linda S Chesterton
    Arthritis Research Campaign National Primary Care Centre, Keele University, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 10:156. 2009
    ..It also benefits from being patient controlled, thereby promoting self-management. This study aims to assess the effectiveness, in terms of pain relief, and cost-effectiveness of a self-management package of treatment that includes TENS...
  6. ncbi request reprint Sensitivity to change and internal consistency of the Northwick Park Neck Pain Questionnaire and derivation of a minimal clinically important difference
    Julius Sim
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK
    Clin J Pain 22:820-6. 2006
    ..To estimate the sensitivity to change and internal consistency of the Northwick Park Neck Pain Questionnaire (NPQ) and derive its minimal clinically important difference (MCID)...
  7. pmc The impact of workplace risk factors on the occurrence of neck and upper limb pain: a general population study
    Julius Sim
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK
    BMC Public Health 6:234. 2006
    ..The objectives of this study were to estimate the prevalence and population impact of work-related neck and upper limb pain...
  8. doi request reprint Addressing conflicts in research ethics: consent and risk of harm
    Julius Sim
    Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Keele University, Staffordshire, UK
    Physiother Res Int 15:80-7. 2010
    ....
  9. doi request reprint The CASP-19 as a measure of quality of life in old age: evaluation of its use in a retirement community
    Julius Sim
    Centre for Social Gerontology, Keele University, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, UK
    Qual Life Res 20:997-1004. 2011
    ..This study tested the scale for use in a population whose demographic profile and residential status differed markedly from the original population...
  10. ncbi request reprint Rehabilitation approaches in fibromyalgia
    Nicola Adams
    Centre for Research in Health Care, Liverpool John Moores University, Great Crosshall Street, Liverpool, UK
    Disabil Rehabil 27:711-23. 2005
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint The kappa statistic in reliability studies: use, interpretation, and sample size requirements
    Julius Sim
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, United Kingdom
    Phys Ther 85:257-68. 2005
    ..This article examines and illustrates the use and interpretation of the kappa statistic in musculoskeletal research...
  12. pmc Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation as adjunct to primary care management for tennis elbow: pragmatic randomised controlled trial (TATE trial)
    Linda S Chesterton
    Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK
    BMJ 347:f5160. 2013
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Interrater reliability of scoring of pain drawings in a self-report health survey
    Rosie J Lacey
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, United Kingdom
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:E455-8. 2005
    ..Study of interrater reliability...
  14. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of manual therapy or pulsed shortwave diathermy in addition to advice and exercise for neck disorders: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial in physical therapy clinics
    Krysia Dziedzic
    Keele University, Keele, UK
    Arthritis Rheum 53:214-22. 2005
    ..To determine whether manual therapy or pulsed shortwave diathermy, in addition to advice and exercise, provide better clinical outcome at 6 months than advice and exercise alone in primary care patients with nonspecific neck disorders...
  15. ncbi request reprint Associations between physical examination and self-reported physical function in older community-dwelling adults with knee pain
    Laurence Wood
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, Stoke on Trent ST5 5BG, United Kingdom
    Phys Ther 88:33-42. 2008
    ..Clinicians depend on the history and physical examination to direct treatment. The purpose of this study was to examine the associations between simple physical examination tests and self-reported physical functional limitations...
  16. ncbi request reprint Piecework, musculoskeletal pain and the impact of workplace psychosocial factors
    Rosie J Lacey
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK
    Occup Med (Lond) 57:430-7. 2007
    ..To investigate the impact of piecework on musculoskeletal pain and general health, and the influence of perceived workplace psychosocial factors on any such associations, in a general UK population...
  17. ncbi request reprint Experiencing chronic widespread pain in a family context: giving and receiving practical and emotional support
    Jane C Richardson
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, UK
    Sociol Health Illn 29:347-65. 2007
    ..The factors mediating the provision of this support are also explored, including the nature of the pain and the needs of the person with pain, and the roles, responsibilities and characteristics of other family members...
  18. doi request reprint Effects of mobilization and tactile stimulation on chronic upper-limb sensorimotor dysfunction after stroke
    Jacqueline M Winter
    Research Institute for Social Sciences, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 94:693-702. 2013
    ..To explore the effects of Mobilization and Tactile Stimulation (MTS) and patterns of recovery in chronic stroke (>12mo) when upper limb (UL) "performance" has reached a clear plateau...
  19. pmc Experiencing and controlling time in everyday life with chronic widespread pain: a qualitative study
    Jane C Richardson
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, Staffs, UK
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 9:3. 2008
    ..This article focuses on how mundane, repetitive and taken-for-granted aspects of everyday life are disrupted for people with CWP...
  20. pmc Effectiveness of community physiotherapy and enhanced pharmacy review for knee pain in people aged over 55 presenting to primary care: pragmatic randomised trial
    Elaine M Hay
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University, Keele
    BMJ 333:995. 2006
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of two primary care strategies for delivering evidence based care to people aged 55 or over with knee pain: enhanced pharmacy review and community physiotherapy...
  21. ncbi request reprint Remaking the future: contemplating a life with chronic widespread pain
    Jane C Richardson
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, Staffs ST5 5BG, UK
    Chronic Illn 2:209-18. 2006
    ..This included an exploration of sufferers' understanding of the past and future as well as of their present situation...
  22. doi request reprint Development and implementation of a physiotherapy intervention for use in a pragmatic randomized controlled trial in primary care for shoulder pain
    Krysia Dziedzic
    Arthritis Research Campaign National Primary Care Centre, Keele University, UK
    Musculoskeletal Care 7:67-77. 2009
    ..To develop a package of physiotherapy treatment for a randomized controlled trial in primary care for shoulder pain and audit its use within the trial...
  23. ncbi request reprint Interrater reliability of algometry in measuring pressure pain thresholds in healthy humans, using multiple raters
    Linda S Chesterton
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University, Staffordshire, UK
    Clin J Pain 23:760-6. 2007
    ..To evaluate interrater reliability using 5 newly trained observers in the assessment of pressure pain threshold (PPT) using a fixed-angle algometer...
  24. ncbi request reprint Predictors of poor outcome in patients with neck pain treated by physical therapy
    Jonathan C Hill
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, UK
    Clin J Pain 23:683-90. 2007
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Survey of the perceived professional, educational and personal needs of physiotherapists in primary care and community settings
    Jean A Bourne
    School of Health and Rehabilitation, Keele University, Keele, UK
    Health Soc Care Community 15:231-7. 2007
    ..National Health Service management at all levels has a responsibility to facilitate the education, training and support of community physiotherapists...
  26. ncbi request reprint Systematic review of randomized controlled trials of nonpharmacological interventions for fibromyalgia
    Julius Sim
    Primary Care Sciences Research Center, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, UK
    Clin J Pain 18:324-36. 2002
    ..The authors therefore carried out a systematic review from 1980 to May 2000 of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of nonpharmacological interventions for FMS...
  27. ncbi request reprint Therapeutic approaches to fibromyalgia syndrome in the United Kingdom: a survey of occupational therapists and physical therapists
    Julius Sim
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, UK
    Eur J Pain 7:173-80. 2003
    ..This study sought information from occupational therapists (OTs) and physical therapists (PTs) working in rheumatology in the UK on their usual methods of treatment and management of patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS)...
  28. ncbi request reprint Presentation of pain drawings in questionnaire surveys: influence on prevalence of neck and upper limb pain in the community
    Rosie J Lacey
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Staffordshire Keele ST5 5BG, UK
    Pain 105:293-301. 2003
    ..7% in our study. Furthermore, respondents only answering positively to a pre-shaded manikin form a group experiencing less severe NULP and less associated disability...
  29. doi request reprint The effectiveness of a posted information package on the beliefs and behavior of musculoskeletal practitioners: the UK Chiropractors, Osteopaths, and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists Low Back Pain ManagemENT (COMPLeMENT) randomized trial
    David W Evans
    School of Health and Rehabilitation, Keele University, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 35:858-66. 2010
    ..Randomized controlled trial...
  30. ncbi request reprint Interviewing one's peers: methodological issues in a study of health professionals
    Luan Coar
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University, Staffordshire, UK
    Scand J Prim Health Care 24:251-6. 2006
    ..The aim of the study was to elicit from informants their views on being interviewed by a fellow health professional...
  31. ncbi request reprint A study of the noninstrumented physical examination of the knee found high observer variability
    Laurence Wood
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK
    J Clin Epidemiol 59:512-20. 2006
    ..This study estimated the inter- and intraobserver reliability of a set of noninstrumented physical examination measures for knee pain in older adults...
  32. doi request reprint Alternating-frequency TENS effects on experimental pain in healthy human participants: a randomized placebo-controlled trial
    Leica S Claydon
    Centre for Physiotherapy Research, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Clin J Pain 29:533-9. 2013
    ..Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a modality commonly used in pain management...
  33. ncbi request reprint Effects of intensity of electroacupuncture upon experimental pain in healthy human volunteers: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study
    Panos Barlas
    School of Health and Rehabilitation, Keele University, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK
    Pain 122:81-9. 2006
    ..The control group displayed stable PPT readings over time. No significant differences were observed between the placebo and control groups. These findings suggest that high-intensity levels may be important in optimal dose selection...
  34. ncbi request reprint Is chronic widespread pain biographically disruptive?
    Jane C Richardson
    Keele University, Keele, Staffs ST5 5BG, UK
    Soc Sci Med 63:1573-85. 2006
    ..We conclude that the consideration of context in biographical disruption should extend to lifestage and perceived life expectancy...
  35. doi request reprint Effects of mobilization and tactile stimulation on recovery of the hemiplegic upper limb: a series of replicated single-system studies
    Susan M Hunter
    Research Institute for Life Course Studies, Keele University, Keele, UK
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:2003-10. 2008
    ..To explore the effects on motor function and impairment of mobilization and tactile stimulation for the paretic arm and hand after stroke...
  36. ncbi request reprint Hands-on therapy interventions for upper limb motor dysfunction following stroke
    Jackie Winter
    School of Health and Rehabilitation, The Mackay Building, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, UK, ST5 5BG
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 6:CD006609. 2011
    ..This review, therefore, seeks to assess the effectiveness of specific therapeutic interventions in the rehabilitation of the paretic upper limb post stroke...
  37. ncbi request reprint Creating meaning in fibromyalgia syndrome
    Sue Madden
    Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK Keele University, UK
    Soc Sci Med 63:2962-73. 2006
    ..Informants varied in the degree of longer-term acceptance of a diagnosis of FMS, in relation to the concordance they achieved between the diagnosis and their experience of illness...
  38. ncbi request reprint Effects of simultaneous dual-site TENS stimulation on experimental pain
    Leica S Claydon
    School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago, P O Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Eur J Pain 12:696-704. 2008
    ..These results reaffirm that high-intensity stimulation (regardless of frequency) is of fundamental importance in effective dosage...