Valerie A. Featherstone

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BACKGROUND The ME/CFS Disease Register is one of six subprojects within the National ME/CFS Observatory, a research programme funded by the Big Lottery Fund and sponsored by Action for ME. A pilot study in East Anglia, East Yorkshire, and London aimed to address the problem of identifying representative groups of subjects for research, in order to be able(More)
OBJECTIVES To test the effectiveness of a typical magnetic wrist strap for reducing pain and stiffness, and for improving physical functioning amongst patients with osteoarthritis. DESIGN A randomised double-blind placebo-controlled crossover trial. Each participant wore four devices over a 16-week period. SETTING Forty five patients with osteoarthritis(More)
This paper reflects on one Primary Care Research Network's (WoReN's) experience of running a workshop on generating interview data, provided as the first of a three-part workshop concerned with acquiring qualitative interviewing skills. It discusses the aims and limitations of the short workshop format in meeting the needs of practitioners embarking on(More)
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Aims: To gain structured feedback on a qualitative research methods training programme delivered to primary care researchers over a period of ten years. To examine dilemmas and challenges and how these had been resolved. To examine how the programme could be further developed. Background: The Wolds Primary Care Research Network's (WoReN) qualitative(More)
‐ Rethinking workforce boundaries: roles, responsibilities and skill mix and readiness for change in general practice. In: Society of Academic Primary Care Annual Conference "Celebrating Difference", 2nd-4th October 2012, SECC Glasgow. Users may access full items free of charge; copies of full text items generally can be reproduced, displayed or performed(More)
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