Is hydrotherapy cost-effective? A randomised controlled trial of combined hydrotherapy programmes compared with physiotherapy land techniques in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

@article{Epps2005IsHC,
  title={Is hydrotherapy cost-effective? A randomised controlled trial of combined hydrotherapy programmes compared with physiotherapy land techniques in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.},
  author={Howard R Epps and Laura Ginnelly and Monica Utley and T Southwood and Steve Gallivan and Mark John Sculpher and Paula Woo},
  journal={Health technology assessment},
  year={2005},
  volume={9 39},
  pages={iii-iv, ix-x, 1-59}
}
OBJECTIVES To compare the effects of combined hydrotherapy and land-based physiotherapy (combined) with land-based physiotherapy only (land) on cost, health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and outcome of disease in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Also to determine the cost-effectiveness of combined hydrotherapy and land-based physiotherapy in JIA. DESIGN A multicentre randomised controlled, partially blinded trial was designed with 100 patients in a control arm receiving… CONTINUE READING