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2019 Oct

Health Technol Assess



Group cognitive-behavioural programme to reduce the impact of rheumatoid arthritis fatigue: the RAFT RCT with economic and qualitative evaluations.


Hewlett S, Almeida C, Ambler N, Blair PS, Choy E, Dures E, Hammond A, Hollingworth W, Kadir B, Kirwan J, Plummer Z, Rooke C, Thorn J, Turner N, Pollock J
Health Technol Assess. 2019 Oct; 23(57):1-130.
PMID: 31601357.


Fatigue is a major problem in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). There is evidence for the clinical effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) delivered by clinical psychologists, but few rheumatology units have psychologists.