WORKWELL: Testing Work Advice for People With Arthritis
Background: Inflammatory arthritis (IA) causes work disability, absenteeism (sick leave) and presenteeism (reduced productivity) at high cost to individuals, employers and society. A trial of job retention vocational rehabilitation (VR) amongst people with IA in the US showed that VR reduced work disability. However, it is unknown whether this approach transfers to the United Kingdom (UK) with a different social and welfare structure. Previously, we modified the VR for the UK, funded by Arthritis Research UK (the WORKWELL programme) and demonstrated it to be deliverable and acceptable in a feasibility trial. Our aim now is to move to the...
Yoga-mindfulness for Chronic Arthritis Patients With Persistent Pain
This study evaluates the potential effects on pain, pain-related symptoms and quality of life of a yoga-mindfulness program, compared to patient education and physiotherapy, for patients with rheumatic joint disease and persistent pain problems.