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Group cognitive behavioural courses may reduce fatigue from rheumatoid arthritis

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m512 (Published 06 March 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m512

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  1. Rob Cook, clinical director1,
  2. Peter Davidson, clinical adviser2,
  3. Rosie Martin, clinical specialist1
  4. on behalf of NIHR Dissemination Centre
  1. 1Bazian, Economist Intelligence Unit healthcare, London, UK
  2. 2Wessex Institute, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
  1. Correspondence to R Cook rob.cook{at}bazian.com

The study

Hewlett S, Almeida C, Ambler N, et al. Reducing arthritis fatigue impact: two-year randomised controlled trial of cognitive behavioural approaches by rheumatology teams (RAFT). Ann Rheum Dis 2019;78:465-72.

Hewlett S, Almeida C, Ambler N, et al. Group cognitive behavioural programme to reduce the impact of rheumatoid arthritis fatigue: the RAFT RCT with economic and qualitative evaluations. Health Technol Assess 2019;23:57.

This project was funded by the NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme (project number 11/112/01).

To read the full NIHR Signal, go to: https://discover.dc.nihr.ac.uk/content/signal-000860/group-cognitive-behavioural-courses-may-reduce-fatigue-from-rheumatoid-arthritis

Footnotes

  • Competing interestsThe BMJ has judged that there are no disqualifying financial ties to commercial companies. The authors declare the following other interests: none.

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  • All authors contributed to development and review of this summary, as part of the wider NIHR Signals editorial team (https://www.bmj.com/NIHR-signals). RC is guarantor.

  • Contributor: Maria J Grant

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