E Thomas

Summary

Affiliation: Keele University
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Defining and mapping the person with osteoarthritis for population studies and public health
    Elaine Thomas
    Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Keele University, North Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 53:338-45. 2014
  2. pmc Is acupuncture a useful adjunct to physiotherapy for older adults with knee pain?: the "acupuncture, physiotherapy and exercise" (APEX) study [ISRCTN88597683]
    Elaine Hay
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, North Staffordshire, United Kingdom, ST5 5BG
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 5:31. 2004
  3. pmc What influences participants' treatment preference and can it influence outcome? Results from a primary care-based randomised trial for shoulder pain
    Elaine Thomas
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, North Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK
    Br J Gen Pract 54:93-6. 2004
  4. doi request reprint Predicting the course of functional limitation among older adults with knee pain: do local signs, symptoms and radiographs add anything to general indicators?
    E Thomas
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, North Staffordshire, UK
    Ann Rheum Dis 67:1390-8. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Advice and care for headaches: who seeks it, who gives it?
    E Thomas
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, UK
    Cephalalgia 24:740-52. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of pain and pain interference in a general population of older adults: cross-sectional findings from the North Staffordshire Osteoarthritis Project (NorStOP)
    Elaine Thomas
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, North Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, UK
    Pain 110:361-8. 2004
  7. doi request reprint A prognostic approach to defining chronic pain: application to knee pain in older adults
    Elaine Thomas
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, North Staffordshire, UK
    Pain 139:389-97. 2008
  8. pmc The North Staffordshire Osteoarthritis Project--NorStOP: prospective, 3-year study of the epidemiology and management of clinical osteoarthritis in a general population of older adults
    Elaine Thomas
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, North Staffordshire, United Kingdom, ST5 5BG
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 5:2. 2004
  9. doi request reprint Hand problems in community-dwelling older adults: onset and effect on global physical function over a 3-year period
    E Thomas
    Arthritis Research Campaign National Primary Care Centre, Primary Care Sciences, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST55BG, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 48:183-7. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Osteoporosis: what are the implications of DEXA scanning 'high risk' women in primary care?
    Elaine Thomas
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, North Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK
    Fam Pract 20:289-93. 2003

Detail Information

Publications74

  1. ncbi request reprint Defining and mapping the person with osteoarthritis for population studies and public health
    Elaine Thomas
    Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Keele University, North Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 53:338-45. 2014
    ....
  2. pmc Is acupuncture a useful adjunct to physiotherapy for older adults with knee pain?: the "acupuncture, physiotherapy and exercise" (APEX) study [ISRCTN88597683]
    Elaine Hay
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, North Staffordshire, United Kingdom, ST5 5BG
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 5:31. 2004
    ..We will thus investigate whether acupuncture is a useful adjunct to advice and exercise for treating knee pain and gain insight into whether this effect is due to specific needling properties...
  3. pmc What influences participants' treatment preference and can it influence outcome? Results from a primary care-based randomised trial for shoulder pain
    Elaine Thomas
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, North Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK
    Br J Gen Pract 54:93-6. 2004
    ..In randomised clinical trials (RCTs), outcome may be influenced by the opinions of the participants about the efficacy of treatments...
  4. doi request reprint Predicting the course of functional limitation among older adults with knee pain: do local signs, symptoms and radiographs add anything to general indicators?
    E Thomas
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, North Staffordshire, UK
    Ann Rheum Dis 67:1390-8. 2008
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Advice and care for headaches: who seeks it, who gives it?
    E Thomas
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, UK
    Cephalalgia 24:740-52. 2004
    ..The interesting findings regarding rates of consultation for digestive and circulatory conditions amongst headache sufferers may be linked to the use of headache medication...
  6. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of pain and pain interference in a general population of older adults: cross-sectional findings from the North Staffordshire Osteoarthritis Project (NorStOP)
    Elaine Thomas
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, North Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, UK
    Pain 110:361-8. 2004
    ..More importantly the extent to which pain interferes with everyday life increases incrementally with age up to the oldest age-group in the community-dwelling general population...
  7. doi request reprint A prognostic approach to defining chronic pain: application to knee pain in older adults
    Elaine Thomas
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, North Staffordshire, UK
    Pain 139:389-97. 2008
    ..This prognostic approach to defining chronic pain appears to translate well to knee pain. Different cut-points for defining risk groups may be needed for different pain syndromes...
  8. pmc The North Staffordshire Osteoarthritis Project--NorStOP: prospective, 3-year study of the epidemiology and management of clinical osteoarthritis in a general population of older adults
    Elaine Thomas
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, North Staffordshire, United Kingdom, ST5 5BG
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 5:2. 2004
    ..We plan a cohort study in the general population aged 50 years and over to determine the course and prognosis of hand, hip, knee and foot pain, and the impact of these syndromes on participation levels and health care use...
  9. doi request reprint Hand problems in community-dwelling older adults: onset and effect on global physical function over a 3-year period
    E Thomas
    Arthritis Research Campaign National Primary Care Centre, Primary Care Sciences, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST55BG, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 48:183-7. 2009
    ..To determine the impact of the onset of hand problems on global physical functioning in community-dwelling older adults...
  10. ncbi request reprint Osteoporosis: what are the implications of DEXA scanning 'high risk' women in primary care?
    Elaine Thomas
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, North Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK
    Fam Pract 20:289-93. 2003
    ..Current recommended practice for the use of dual X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scans in screening for osteoporosis is to concentrate on women at 'high risk'...
  11. ncbi request reprint The effect of age on the onset of pain interference in a general population of older adults: prospective findings from the North Staffordshire Osteoarthritis Project (NorStOP)
    Elaine Thomas
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Primary Care Sciences, Keele University, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK
    Pain 129:21-7. 2007
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint The impact of musculoskeletal hand problems in older adults: findings from the North Staffordshire Osteoarthritis Project (NorStOP)
    K Dziedzic
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Primary Care Sciences, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:963-7. 2007
    ..Hand problems are common in older people, but their impact on everyday life is not clear. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of hand problems in community-dwelling older adults and how this varies with age and gender...
  13. doi request reprint How do pain and function vary with compartmental distribution and severity of radiographic knee osteoarthritis?
    R Duncan
    Arthritis Research Campaign National Primary Care Centre, Primary Care Sciences, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST55BG, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 47:1704-7. 2008
    ..In radiographic OA (ROA) of the knee, how does radiographic severity and pattern of compartmental involvement influence symptoms?..
  14. pmc Symptoms and radiographic osteoarthritis: not as discordant as they are made out to be?
    R Duncan
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK
    Ann Rheum Dis 66:86-91. 2007
    ..Joint pain and radiographic osteoarthritis are often discordant. Aim: To investigate this issue more closely by studying the detailed nature of pain and disability, and how this relates to radiographic osteoarthritis...
  15. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of headache in an English district
    H F Boardman
    Department of Medicines Management and Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, UK
    Cephalalgia 23:129-37. 2003
    ....
  16. doi request reprint Does isolated patellofemoral osteoarthritis matter?
    R Duncan
    Arthritis Research Campaign National Primary Care Centre, Primary Care Sciences, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 17:1151-5. 2009
    ..To describe the structure-pain and structure-function associations in isolated patellofemoral osteoarthritis (PF OA)...
  17. pmc Clinical classification criteria for knee osteoarthritis: performance in the general population and primary care
    G Peat
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5 BG, UK
    Ann Rheum Dis 65:1363-7. 2006
    ..Doubts have been expressed about the performance of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) clinical classification criteria for osteoarthritis when applied in the general population...
  18. ncbi request reprint A cost consequences analysis of local corticosteroid injection and physiotherapy for the treatment of new episodes of unilateral shoulder pain in primary care
    M James
    Centre for Health Planning and Management, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 44:1447-51. 2005
    ....
  19. doi request reprint The contribution of selected non-articular conditions to knee pain severity and associated disability in older adults
    L R J Wood
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, UK
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 16:647-53. 2008
    ..To estimate the contribution of selected non-articular conditions (NACs) to pain severity and functional limitation in community-dwelling older adults with knee pain...
  20. ncbi request reprint Knee osteoarthritis in community-dwelling older adults: are there characteristic patterns of pain location?
    L R J Wood
    Keele University, Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele, United Kingdom
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 15:615-23. 2007
    ..To determine whether there are characteristic patterns of pain location associated with knee osteoarthritis (OA) among community-dwelling older adults...
  21. ncbi request reprint The illness perceptions associated with health and behavioural outcomes in people with musculoskeletal hand problems: findings from the North Staffordshire Osteoarthritis Project (NorStOP)
    S Hill
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:944-51. 2007
    ..The objective of the study was to investigate the illness perceptions associated with health and behaviour in a population of older adults with musculoskeletal hand problems...
  22. ncbi request reprint The natural history of headache: predictors of onset and recovery
    H F Boardman
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, UK
    Cephalalgia 26:1080-8. 2006
    ..Low levels of anxiety, sleep problems and the absence of other pain improve the likelihood of recovering and remaining free from headache...
  23. ncbi request reprint North Staffordshire Headache Survey: development, reliability and validity of a questionnaire for use in a general population survey
    H F Boardman
    Department of Medicines Management, Keele University, Keele, UK
    Cephalalgia 23:325-31. 2003
    ..Results from these studies indicate that the questionnaire is a reliable and valid instrument to collect data about headaches in the general population...
  24. doi request reprint Incidence, progression and sequence of development of radiographic knee osteoarthritis in a symptomatic population
    R Duncan
    Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Primary Care Sciences, Keele University, Keele ST5 5BG, UK
    Ann Rheum Dis 70:1944-8. 2011
    ..This study estimates the cumulative incidence, progression and inter-relationship of radiographic changes of OA in the TFJ and the PFJ in symptomatic adults...
  25. pmc Two pragmatic trials of treatment for shoulder disorders in primary care: generalisability, course, and prognostic indicators
    E Thomas
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, North Staffordshire ST5 5BG, United Kingdom
    Ann Rheum Dis 64:1056-61. 2005
    ..To investigate predictors of long term prognosis in patients treated for shoulder pain in primary care...
  26. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for neck pain: a longitudinal study in the general population
    P R Croft
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, University of Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, Stoke on Trent, UK
    Pain 93:317-25. 2001
    ..This finding may have major public health and medicolegal implications...
  27. ncbi request reprint Measuring the consequences of osteoarthritis and joint pain in population-based studies: can existing health measurement instruments capture levels of participation?
    R Wilkie
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, UK
    Arthritis Rheum 51:755-62. 2004
    ..To identify health measurement instruments to investigate levels of participation associated with joint pain in a population survey questionnaire...
  28. pmc A pragmatic randomised controlled trial of local corticosteroid injection and physiotherapy for the treatment of new episodes of unilateral shoulder pain in primary care
    E M Hay
    Staffordshire Rheumatology Centre, The Haywood, Burslem, Stoke on Trent, North Staffordshire ST6 7AG, UK
    Ann Rheum Dis 62:394-9. 2003
    ..To compare the long term effectiveness of local steroid injections administered by general practitioners with practice based physiotherapy for treating patients presenting in primary care with new episodes of unilateral shoulder pain...
  29. ncbi request reprint A systematic search and critical review of measures of disability for use in a population survey of hand osteoarthritis (OA)
    K S Dziedzic
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 13:1-12. 2005
    ..The purpose of this review was to identify valid measures to evaluate hand osteoarthritis (HOA) in the general population and primary care and to perform a quality appraisal of them...
  30. ncbi request reprint Development of the Knee Standardized Clinical Interview: a research tool for studying the primary care clinical epidemiology of knee problems in older adults
    G Peat
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 41:1101-8. 2002
    ..To develop a standardized clinical interview, incorporating the perspectives of general practitioners (GPs) and rheumatologists, for primary care clinical epidemiological studies of adults aged 50 yr and over with knee problems...
  31. ncbi request reprint The Australian/Canadian osteoarthritis hand index in a community-dwelling population of older adults: reliability and validity
    Krysia S Dziedzic
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, North Staffordshire, UK
    Arthritis Rheum 57:423-8. 2007
    ..To assess the acceptability and measurement properties of the Australian/Canadian Osteoarthritis Hand Index (AUSCAN) applied to a community-dwelling population of older adults with hand problems...
  32. pmc Acupuncture as an adjunct to exercise based physiotherapy for osteoarthritis of the knee: randomised controlled trial
    Nadine E Foster
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University, Stafford ST5 5BG
    BMJ 335:436. 2007
    ..To investigate the benefit of adding acupuncture to a course of advice and exercise delivered by physiotherapists for pain reduction in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee...
  33. pmc Prognostic factors for musculoskeletal pain in primary care: a systematic review
    Christian D Mallen
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University, Staffordshire
    Br J Gen Pract 57:655-61. 2007
    ..Studies of prognostic indicators tend to have been viewed in relation to each site separately, however, an alternative view is that some prognostic indicators may be common across different sites of musculoskeletal pain...
  34. ncbi request reprint Knee pain and osteoarthritis in the general population: what influences patients to consult?
    John Bedson
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, UK
    Fam Pract 24:443-53. 2007
    ..We examined the relationship between predisposing factors, enabling factors and need-related factors with consultation for knee pain in general practice...
  35. ncbi request reprint Estimating the probability of radiographic osteoarthritis in the older patient with knee pain
    George Peat
    Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, UK
    Arthritis Rheum 57:794-802. 2007
    ..To determine whether clinical information can practically rule in or rule out the presence of radiographic osteoarthritis in older adults with knee pain...
  36. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with participation restriction in community-dwelling adults aged 50 years and over
    Ross Wilkie
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK
    Qual Life Res 16:1147-56. 2007
    ..Although further prospective research is needed to identify the direction of causal association, these factors represent potential targets for intervention to prevent or reduce participation restriction in older adults in the community...
  37. pmc Predicting poor functional outcome in community-dwelling older adults with knee pain: prognostic value of generic indicators
    Christian D Mallen
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, UK
    Ann Rheum Dis 66:1456-61. 2007
    ..They are "generic" in the sense that they appear to apply regardless of the particular anatomical site or underlying cause of the pain...
  38. 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...
  39. pmc Gender difference in symptomatic radiographic knee osteoarthritis in the Knee Clinical Assessment--CAS(K): a prospective study in the general population
    Rosie J Lacey
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 9:82. 2008
    ..Since this finding contradicts many previous studies, our objective was to explore four possible explanations for this gender difference: X-ray views, selection, occupation and non-articular conditions...
  40. doi request reprint Birth-related exposures and asthma and allergy in adulthood: a population-based cross-sectional study of young adults in North Staffordshire
    Christian David Mallen
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire
    J Asthma 45:309-12. 2008
    ..02, rhinitis OR 2.82, 95% CI 0.87, 9.15, hay fever OR 1.34, 95% CI 0.57, 3.14). Given the ongoing changes in obstetric practice and the continuing rise in the prevalence of allergic disorders, this area is worthy of further investigation...
  41. doi request reprint Social risks for disabling pain in older people: a prospective study of individual and area characteristics
    Kelvin P Jordan
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Primary Care Sciences, Keele University, Keele, Staffs ST55BG, UK
    Pain 137:652-61. 2008
    ..The onset of disabling pain is also influenced by the place where one lives. Policies to prevent disabling pain need to consider the contribution of neighbourhood deprivation and income inequalities to the extent of the problem...
  42. doi request reprint Patterns of pain and mobility limitation in older people: cross-sectional findings from a population survey of 18,497 adults aged 50 years and over
    Sara Mottram
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Primary Care Sciences, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, UK
    Qual Life Res 17:529-39. 2008
    ..Lower limb and multiple pains present a potential target for the prevention of mobility limitation up to the oldest age groups...
  43. doi request reprint Illness perceptions of low back pain patients in primary care: what are they, do they change and are they associated with outcome?
    Nadine E Foster
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Primary Care Sciences Building, Keele University, North Staffordshire ST5 5BG, Keele, UK
    Pain 136:177-87. 2008
    ..These results have implications for the management of patients, and support the need to assess and address patients' cognitions about their back problems...
  44. pmc How does the self-reported clinical management of patients with low back pain relate to the attitudes and beliefs of health care practitioners? A survey of UK general practitioners and physiotherapists
    Annette Bishop
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Primary Care Sciences, Keele University, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK
    Pain 135:187-95. 2008
    ..Future studies need to investigate whether approaches aimed at modifying these HCP factors can lead to improved patient outcomes...
  45. doi request reprint Birth factors and common mental health problems in young adults: a population-based study in North Staffordshire
    Christian Mallen
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 43:325-30. 2008
    ..Whilst the potential association between these factors and depression in adulthood was been described rather less is known about the role of these exposures in the development of anxiety...
  46. doi request reprint A consensus approach toward the standardization of back pain definitions for use in prevalence studies
    Clermont E Dionne
    Population Health Research Unit, URESP Research Centre of the Laval University Affiliated Hospital, Quebec, QC, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:95-103. 2008
    ..A modified Delphi study conducted with 28 experts in back pain research from 12 countries...
  47. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with restricted mobility outside the home in community-dwelling adults ages fifty years and older with knee pain: an example of use of the International Classification of Functioning to investigate participation restriction
    Ross Wilkie
    Keele University, Keele, UK
    Arthritis Rheum 57:1381-9. 2007
    ....
  48. pmc The Clinical Assessment Study of the Hand (CAS-HA): a prospective study of musculoskeletal hand problems in the general population
    Helen Myers
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, UK
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 8:85. 2007
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint Health care practitioners' attitudes and beliefs about low back pain: a systematic search and critical review of available measurement tools
    Annette Bishop
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Primary Care Sciences, Keele University, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK
    Pain 132:91-101. 2007
    ..Further development and testing of existing tools should be a priority to ensure they are robust and valid measures of attitudes and beliefs of HCPs about back pain...
  50. ncbi request reprint Is chronic widespread pain a predictor of all-cause morbidity? A 3 year prospective population based study in family practice
    Umesh T Kadam
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
    J Rheumatol 32:1341-8. 2005
    ..To investigate whether chronic widespread pain predicts illness seen in general practice in a 3 year followup period...
  51. ncbi request reprint Psychological, sleep, lifestyle, and comorbid associations with headache
    Helen F Boardman
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, UK
    Headache 45:657-69. 2005
    ..To investigate the associations of headache occurrence, severity, and frequency with psychological, sleep, and lifestyle characteristics, and comorbid conditions...
  52. ncbi request reprint One-year follow-up of headache in an adult general population
    Helen F Boardman
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Staffordshire, UK
    Headache 45:337-45. 2005
    ..To investigate variation in headache occurrence and characteristics over 1 year...
  53. ncbi request reprint A method to determine if consenters to population surveys are representative of the target study population
    Helen F Boardman
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG
    J Public Health (Oxf) 27:212-4. 2005
    ..We explore an alternative by comparing consultation rates in survey responders who consented to medical record review, with anonymized consultation rates for the total practice populations...
  54. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic discordance: we cannot agree when to call knee pain 'osteoarthritis'
    George Peat
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, UK
    Fam Pract 22:96-102. 2005
    ..However, the level of agreement between patients and their GPs in this diagnosis is questionable and may have important implications for clinical care...
  55. ncbi request reprint Social networks and pain interference with daily activities in middle and old age
    George Peat
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK
    Pain 112:397-405. 2004
    ..Pain-related interference shows similar associations with social networks as all-cause disability and may benefit similarly from a public health perspective...
  56. pmc The Knee Clinical Assessment Study--CAS(K). A prospective study of knee pain and knee osteoarthritis in the general population
    George Peat
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, North Staffordshire, United Kingdom ST5 5BG
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 5:4. 2004
    ..We plan to conduct a prospective, population-based, observational cohort study to investigate the relative merits of disease-based and regional pain syndrome-based approaches to classification and prognosis of knee pain in older adults...
  57. ncbi request reprint GPs' perceptions of the role of DEXA scanning: an exploratory study
    Jane C Richardson
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Hornbeam Building, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK
    Fam Pract 21:51-3. 2004
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint How reliable is structured clinical history-taking in older adults with knee problems? Inter- and intraobserver variability of the KNE-SCI
    George Peat
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Hornbeam Building, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK
    J Clin Epidemiol 56:1030-7. 2003
    ..In this study we investigated the extent and cause of inter- and intraobserver variability of the clinical history using a structured, quantitative, clinical interview (KNE-SCI)...
  59. ncbi request reprint "I'd rather go and know": women's understanding and experience of DEXA scanning for osteoporosis
    Jane C Richardson
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Hornbeam Building, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK
    Health Expect 5:114-26. 2002
    ..To explore women's knowledge and understanding of osteoporosis and of dual energy x-ray absorptiometer (DEXA) scans; the factors influencing their decision to have a scan and their experience of undergoing a DEXA scan...
  60. pmc Severely disabling chronic pain in young adults: prevalence from a population-based postal survey in North Staffordshire
    Christian Mallen
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Staffordshire, UK
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 6:42. 2005
    ..Severely disabling chronic pain in the adult population is strongly associated with a range of negative health consequences for individuals and high health care costs, yet its prevalence in young adults is less clear...
  61. ncbi request reprint The Keele Assessment of Participation: a new instrument to measure participation restriction in population studies. Combined qualitative and quantitative examination of its psychometric properties
    Ross Wilkie
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, U K
    Qual Life Res 14:1889-99. 2005
    ..We conclude that the instrument can provide estimates of person-perceived participation restriction in population surveys...
  62. pmc The Knee Clinical Assessment Study-CAS(K). A prospective study of knee pain and knee osteoarthritis in the general population: baseline recruitment and retention at 18 months
    George Peat
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, North Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, UK
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 7:30. 2006
    ..We investigated these matters in the context of baseline recruitment and retention at 18 months of participants for a prospective observational cohort study of knee pain and knee osteoarthritis in the general population...
  63. ncbi request reprint Why do older people report fewer headaches?
    Elaine Thomas
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, Staffs, UK
    Gerontology 51:322-8. 2005
    ..We have previously confirmed a clear decline in headache prevalence with increasing age. This parallels the pattern in other painful conditions but the age-related decline in prevalence is greater for headache...
  64. ncbi request reprint Multiple joint pain and lower extremity disability in middle and old age
    George Peat
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, UK
    Disabil Rehabil 28:1543-9. 2006
    ..To determine whether the extent of multiple-site lower extremity joint pain contributes to disability in middle and old age and describe patterns of severity in site-specific measures amongst those with multiple-site pain...
  65. pmc The assessment of the prognosis of musculoskeletal conditions in older adults presenting to general practice: a research protocol
    Christian D Mallen
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University, UK
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 7:84. 2006
    ..This study will test a generic assessment tool used as part of the general practice consultation to determine prognosis of musculoskeletal complaints...
  66. ncbi request reprint Is chronic pain in adulthood related to childhood factors? A population-based case-control study of young adults
    Christian D Mallen
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, England
    J Rheumatol 33:2286-90. 2006
    ..To investigate whether recalled childhood pain experiences and illnesses are associated with chronic pain in young adults...
  67. 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...
  68. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of person-perceived participation restriction in community-dwelling older adults
    Ross Wilkie
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele Universtity, Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, United Kingdom
    Qual Life Res 15:1471-9. 2006
    ..To estimate the prevalence, nature and distribution of person-perceived participation restriction, in community-dwelling older adults...
  69. ncbi request reprint Staging joint pain and disability: a brief method using persistence and global severity
    George Peat
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
    Arthritis Rheum 55:411-9. 2006
    ..Our objective was to test a method of brief pain assessment and clinical staging based on recognized focal features of chronic pain and preexisting measurement tools...
  70. 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...
  71. ncbi request reprint Is chronic musculoskeletal pain in adulthood related to factors at birth? A population-based case-control study of young adults
    Christian D Mallen
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, UK ST5 5BG
    Eur J Epidemiol 21:237-43. 2006
    ..17 95% CI: 0.6, 7.0) and neonatal ITU admission (OR: 1.63 95% CI: 0.4, 7.4). Although these estimates were not statistically significant in this exploratory study they may be worthy of further investigation...
  72. pmc Chest pain and subsequent consultation for coronary heart disease: a prospective cohort study
    Peter R Croft
    Primary Care Musculoskeletal Research Centre, Keele University, Keele
    Br J Gen Pract 57:40-4. 2007
    ..Chest pain may not be reported to general practice but could be an important first sign of coronary heart disease (CHD)...
  73. ncbi request reprint National study of cause-specific mortality in rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile chronic arthritis, and other rheumatic conditions: a 20 year followup study
    Elaine Thomas
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Keele, England
    J Rheumatol 30:958-65. 2003
    ..To quantify risks for cause-specific mortality among hospitalized patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), juvenile chronic arthritis (JCA), and 4 other rheumatic conditions in a nationwide, population based cohort over a 20 year period...
  74. pmc The effect of diabetic control on the incidence of, and changes in, retinopathy in type 2 non-insulin dependent diabetic patients
    Stephen L Saum
    Primary Care Sciences Research Centre, Keele University, Staffordshire
    Br J Gen Pract 52:214-6. 2002
    ..We conclude that retinopathy, assessed by community optometrists, is a significant correlate of poor diabetic control...