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At the Centre for Epidemiology Versus Arthritis we are improving the lives of people with musculoskeletal disease through world-leading epidemiological research.
Find out below the latest news from our current and previous projects, the interdisciplinary team of researchers and students at the Centre, and the engaged patient partners, supporting our work.
Digital Pain Therapeutics Innovation Lab: Transforming Pain Care Delivery with Digital Health Technology
Article highlightsDeveloping an effective personalised intervention with digital health technologies requires clear guidance on how to utilise patient-generated data to tailor support and deliver it to the right person at the right timeJust-in-time adaptive...
CHIPP Study: High Impact Chronic Pain and UK Biobank
Nearly half of UK adults have pain in their muscles or joints lasting longer than three months (chronic pain). While most people manage well, about 25% of people have pain that has far-reaching, negative impacts on their lives, leading to disability, distress, social...
[Infographic] Continuing specialist care into adulthood in young people with JIA
Some children and young people with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) go into remission in childhood and do not need to continue to see specialist like rheumatologist and ophthalmologists. Many young people do continue to attend hospital appointments after the age...
MSK Health Toolkit for employers and further education institutions
As part of an initiative by the Governmental Office for Health Improvements & Disparities, the British Society for Rheumatology and the Society of Occupational Medicine, a Toolkit for employers and further education (FE) institutions to support adolescents and...
Quick Take: Sleep Disturbance and Quality of Life in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sleep disturbances and poor health-related quality of life (HRQoL) are common in people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Sleep disturbances, such as less total sleep time, more waking periods after sleep onset, and higher levels of nonrestorative sleep, may be a driver...
Workshop: Assembling the Data Jigsaw
We are holding a workshop for up to 10 people from Salford to seek their views about our research plans in a project called Assembling the Data Jigsaw, which aims to link healthcare records from Salford GPs and Salford Royal NHS Trust for research into musculoskeletal...
[Infographic] International comparison of opioid prescribing
The opioid epidemic in North America has been driven by an increase in the use and potency of prescription opioids, with ensuing excessive opioid-related deaths. Internationally, there are lower rates of opioid-related mortality, possibly because of differences in...
Improving outcomes for children and young people with musculoskeletal pain: Study 1 Learning from Professionals
Chronic musculoskeletal pain is estimated to be prevalent in up to 40% of children and young people, and for some, this pain can persist into adulthood. Children and young people can experience a number of different musculoskeletal pain conditions but little is known...
[Infographic] Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis in the UK
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the name given to inflammation in the joints (arthritis) that first occurs in children and young people under the age of 16. It is a painful and disabling condition that can lead to long-term damage.The last time researchers...
Research Improves Lives – #MyMSKStory
Our colleagues at Vocal have collaborated with people living with a musculoskeletal (MSK) condition and MSK researchers from the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre to share stories about physical movement, self-management, and research. Search #MyMSKStory on...
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