Ailsa Bosworth

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British Society for Rheumatology and British Health Professionals in Rheumatology Guideline for the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis (The first 2 years) R. Luqmani, S. Hennell, C. Estrach, F. Birrell, A. Bosworth, G. Davenport, C. Fokke, N. Goodson, P. Jeffreson, E. Lamb, R. Mohammed, S. Oliver, Z. Stableford, D. Walsh, C. Washbrook and F. Webb on behalf(More)
Raashid Luqmani, Sheena Hennell, Cristina Estrach, Damian Basher, Fraser Birrell, Ailsa Bosworth, Frank Burke, Carole Callaghan, Jaime Candal-Couto, Chris Fokke, Nicola Goodson, Dawn Homer, John Jackman, Paula Jeffreson, Susan Oliver, Mike Reed, Luis Sanz, Zoe Stableford, Peter Taylor, Nick Todd, Louise Warburton, Chris Washbrook and Mark Wilkinson, on(More)
(i) their development followed an increased understanding of pathogenesis of inflammatory arthritis; (ii) their target is highly specific, with the mode of action easier to elucidate than with traditional DMARDs; (iii) their use in clinical practice has added to the confidence of health-care professionals and patients to be able to satisfactorily control(More)
OBJECTIVE The eumusc.net project is a European Union (EU) commission and European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR)funded project that aims to facilitate equal standards for musculoskeletal health in all EU countries. One work-package was to develop evidence-based and patient-centred standards of care (SOC), for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) understandable for(More)
BACKGROUND Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is one of the most common autoimmune diseases, affecting approximately 1% of the UK adult population. Patients suffer considerable pain, stiffness and swelling and can sustain various degrees of joint destruction, deformity, and significant functional decline. In addition, the economic burden due to hospitalisation and(More)
OBJECTIVE At a previous Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) meeting, participants reflected on the underlying methods of patient-reported outcome (PRO) instrument development. The participants requested proposals for more explicit instrument development protocols that would contribute to an enhanced version of the "Truth" statement in the OMERACT(More)
The objective of the Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) Worker Productivity working group is to identify worker productivity outcome measures that meet the requirements of the OMERACT filter. At the OMERACT 11 Workshop, we focused on the at-work limitations/productivity component of worker productivity (i.e., presenteeism) - an area with diverse(More)
OBJECTIVE Consumers of healthcare can reveal important insights into the personal challenges they experience when negotiating their health needs. The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) wanted to explore the experiences of those with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in order to understand the impact on the individual and on healthcare resources and(More)