Hubbard, G., Taylor, C., Beeken, B., Campbell, A., Gracey, J., Grimmett, C., …Gorely, T. (2017). Research priorities about stoma- related quality of life from the perspective of people with a stoma: a pilot survey. Health expectations. , 1-7. doi:10.1111/hex.12585. ISSN 1369-6513
Background:There is a recognized need to include patients in setting research priorities. Research priorities identified by people with a stoma are rarely elicited.
Hubbard, G., O’Carroll, R., Munro, J., Mutrie, N., Haw, S., Mason, H. & Treweek, S. (2016). The feasibility and acceptability of trial procedures for a pragmatic randomised controlled trial of a structured physical activity intervention for people diagnosed with colorectal cancer: findings from a pilot trial of cardiac rehabilitation versus usual care (no rehabilitation) with an embedded qualitative study. Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 2(1)doi:10.1186/s40814-016-0090-y. ISSN 2055-5784
Background: Pilot and feasibility work is conducted to evaluate the operational feasibility and acceptability of the intervention itself and the feasibility and acceptability ...
Murray, J., Williams, B., Hoskins, G., Skar, S., McGhee, J., Treweek, S., …Gauld, D. (2016). A theory-informed approach to developing visually mediated interventions to change behaviour using an asthma and physical activity intervention exemplar. Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 2, 1-17. doi:10.1186/s40814-016-0091-x. ISSN 2055-5784
Background Visualisation techniques are used in a range of healthcare interventions. However, these frequently lack a coherent rationale or clear theoretical basis. This lack...
Frost, H., Lamb, S. E. & Stewart-Brown, S. (2008). Responsiveness of a Patient Specific Outcome Measure Compared With the Oswestry Disability Index v2.1 and Roland and Morris Disability Questionnaire for Patients With Subacute and Chronic Low Back Pain. Spine. 33(22), 2450-2457. doi:10.1097/brs.0b013e31818916fd. ISSN 0362-2436
A prospective cohort.
The aim of this study was to compare the responsiveness of a patient specific outcome measure with the Oswestry Disability Index...
Wilson-MacDonald, J., Fairbank, J., Frost, H., Yu, L., Barker, K., Collins, R. & Campbell, H. (2008). The MRC Spine Stabilization Trial: Surgical Methods, Outcomes, Costs, and Complications of Surgical Stabilization. Spine. 33(21), 2334-2340. doi:10.1097/brs.0b013e318186a8b2. ISSN 0362-2436
A review of the surgical costs and results in a group of patients randomly allocated to surgery as part of a large prospective randomized trial of patients with ...
Ziebland, S., Featherstone, K., Snowdon, C., Barker, K., Frost, H. & Fairbank, J. (2007). Does it matter if clinicians recruiting for a trial don't understand what the trial is really about? Qualitative study of surgeons' experiences of participation in a pragmatic multi-centre RCT. Trials. 8(1), 1-7. doi:10.1186/1745-6215-8-4. ISSN 1745-6215
Background Qualitative methods are increasingly used to study the process of clinical trials and patients understanding of the rationale for trials, randomisation and reasons...
Rivero-Arias, O., Gray, A., Frost, H., Lamb, S. E. & Stewart-Brown, S. (2006). Cost-Utility Analysis of Physiotherapy Treatment Compared With Physiotherapy Advice in Low Back Pain. Spine. 31(12), 1381-1387. doi:10.1097/01.brs.0000218486.13659.d5. ISSN 0362-2436
Economic evaluation alongside a pragmatic multicenter randomized controlled trial from the National Health Service (NHS) and societal perspective.
Campbell, H., Rivero-Arias, O., Johnston, K., Gray, A., Fairbank, J. & Frost, H. (2006). Responsiveness of Objective, Disease-Specific, and Generic Outcome Measures in Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain: An Assessment for Improving, Stable, and Deteriorating Patients. Spine. 31(7), 815-822. doi:10.1097/01.brs.0000207257.64215.03. ISSN 0362-2436
Analysis of outcome data collected prospectively from 250 patients recruited to the UK Spine Stabilization Trial.
To compare the responsiveness of th...
Fairbank, J., Frost, H., Wilson-MacDonald, J., Yu, L., Barker, K. & Collins, R. (2005). Randomised controlled trial to compare surgical stabilisation of the lumbar spine with an intensive rehabilitation programme for patients with chronic low back pain: the MRC spine stabilisation trial. BMJ. 330(7502), 1233-0. doi:10.1136/bmj.38441.620417.8f. ISSN 0959-8138
To assess the clinical effectiveness of surgical stabilisation (spinal fusion) compared with intensive rehabilitation for patients with chronic low back pain.
Rivero-Arias, O., Campbell, H., Gray, A., Fairbank, J., Frost, H. & Wilson-MacDonald, J. (2005). Surgical stabilisation of the spine compared with a programme of intensive rehabilitation for the management of patients with chronic low back pain: cost utility analysis based on a randomised controlled trial. BMJ. 330(7502), 1239-0. doi:10.1136/bmj.38441.429618.8f. ISSN 0959-8138
To determine whether, from a health provider and patient perspective, surgical stabilisation of the spine is cost effective when compared with an intensive programm...
Frost, H., Lamb, S. E., Doll, H. A., Taffe Carver, P. & Stewart-Brown, S. (2004). Randomised controlled trial of physiotherapy compared with advice for low back pain. BMJ. 329(7468), 708-711. doi:10.1136/bmj.38216.868808.7c. ISSN 0959-8138
To measure the effectiveness of routine physiotherapy compared with an assessment session and advice from a physiotherapist for patients with low back pain.
Frost, H., Lamb, S. E. & Robertson, S. (2002). A randomized controlled trial of exercise to improve mobility and function after elective knee arthroplasty. Feasibility, results and methodological difficulties. Clinical Rehabilitation. 16(2), 200-209. doi:10.1191/0269215502cr483oa. ISSN 0269-2155
To assess the feasibility of comparing two types of exercise regime aiming to improve mobility and function following knee arthroplasty.
A single-blind rand...
Taylor, S., Frost, H., Taylor, A. & Barker, K. (2001). Reliability and responsiveness of the shuttle walking test in patients with chronic low back pain. Physiotherapy Research International. 6(3), 170-178. doi:10.1002/pri.225. ISSN 1358-2267
ABSTRACT Background and Purpose. Walking is an important functional activity and the shuttle walking test has been shown to be a useful test for patients with chronic airways ...
Robertson, S., Frost, H., Doll, H. & J O’Connor, J. (1998). Leg extensor power and quadriceps strength: an assessment of repeatability in patients with osteoarthritic knees. Clinical Rehabilitation. 12(2), 120-126. doi:10.1191/026921598673072472. ISSN 0269-2155
To assess the repeatability of two muscle function measures -- leg extensor power (LEP) and isometric quadriceps force (IQF) -- in a population of patients with ost...
Frost, H., Lamb, S., Klaber Moffett, J., Fairbank, J. & Moser, J. (1997). A fitness programme for patients with chronic low back pain: 2-year follow-up of a randomised controlled trial. PAIN. 75(2), 273-279. doi:10.1016/s0304-3959(98)00005-0. ISSN 0304-3959
The aim of this study was to assess the long-term effect of a supervised fitness programme on patients with chronic low back pain. The design of the study was a single blind r...